Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2009


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Roland Emmerich

2012 is the 2010 film directed by Roland Emmerich that chronicles the end of world as foretold by the Mayan Long count calendar. When the President of the United States is told about the coming apocalypse, he joins other world leaders in the building of a series of "arks" in the Himalayas to keep nearly a half million people alive when the earth begins to flood. While Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), a science fiction writer living in Los Angeles, is on vacation in Yellowstone National Park, he is informed of the plot by various governments and makes arrangements for his family and the family of his boss to have access to a plane in hopes of avoiding the coming catastrophe. After a series of stops in American cities, Curtis and the families fly to China to secure a spot on an "ark." The world begins to collapse around them, and the family must fight for their lives to avoid the rising waters. Also starring Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2012 was a massive commercial success upon its release.


Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The visual effects are pretty sensational, delivering the cutting-edge CGI goods auds want and expect. It will be hard to watch "Earthquake'' ever again after this one.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    As far as the new disaster film 2012 is concerned, the world will end with both a bang and a whimper, the bang of undeniably impressive special effects and the whimper of inept wri...

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Despite the frenetic action scenes, the movie sags, done in by multiple story lines that undercut one another and by the heaviness of its conceit.

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fight for survival, large scale destruction, quest for hope, epic journey, government conspiracies