run time: 158 mins
considered: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
starring: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover
movie summary: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. (www.imdb.com)
my thoughts: 2012 is based on the ancient Mayan prophecies that the world will end in December 2012. We follow Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) and his family as they try to escape the crumbling west coast and make their way to the Himalayas in Asia. Thanks to rare solar eruptions from the sun, the earth is about to under go some major changes from the core out. Massive earthquakes, numerous volcanic eruptions, and tidal waves the height of mountains bring an end to the world as we know it. When the special effects take a back seat to human survival, there are many sub plot characters and storylines. Everything and everyone come together in the mountains of Asia where there are ships to help humanity survive mother nature’s worst.
This movie is not just the best movie about the end of the world, but it is also one of the best special effects movies ever produced. Despite its dull character storylines, the action sequences and race for survival will keep you on the edge of your seat for this lengthy film.