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2012 (2009)

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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

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Storyline

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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How would the governments of our planet prepare 6 billion people for the end of the world...? They wouldn't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2012: An IMAX Experience 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,237,614, 15 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$166,112,167, 21 February 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$769,679,473, 25 November 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The President's first and last names are the same as the 28th President in real-life. Woodrow Wilson's first name is actually Thomas. See more »

Goofs

Much is made of the engines being non-functional while a door is open, with no explanation even suggested why the vessel would have been designed or built that way. In fact, it would require engine power to repeatedly close & open the doors, as well as powering all the electronic & hydraulic systems shown. It is eventually shown to be underway with EVERY door open. See more »

Quotes

Lama Rinpoche: Do not believe in something simply because you have heard it, Nima.
Nima: But great Lama, Tenzin is my brother. He works inside the tunnel, where the ships are built. But where is in your wisdom, great Lama, if Tenzin is right... what if our world is indeed coming to an end?
[Rinpoche responds by pouring tea into Tenzin's cup, causing it to overflow]
Nima: It is full, great Rinpoche.
[after a moment, Rinpoche stops]
Lama Rinpoche: Like this cup, you are full of opinions and speculations. To see the light of wisdom... you ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening scene of the movie shows the years and events leading up to 2012 (2009...2010...2011). The title card not only states the movie's title, but also seems to indicate, "And in the year 2012..." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schroeder!: Episode #3.3 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Can I Call You Baby
Written by James Davis
Performed by The Pearls
Courtesy of Now Again Records, LLC
Under license from Lamp Records
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A Complete waste of Money, Time and Effort
3 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I think it is about time Roland Emmerich retired from making films. He'll never ever relive those glory days of such "great" films as Godzilla or Independence Day, and his latest effort, 2012, is complete proof of this fact. The entire length of this film I was stunned, sitting there in the theater watching this latest baby from Hollywood that really should have just been aborted. The main problem with it is: A. Horrible, boring, and predictable plotting. B. Utterly disgusting and stupid dialog that makes screenwriters cringe everywhere, worldwide. c. Acting that is as wooden as a chair-

and I shall not waste any more words describing it as I am already getting bored thinking about it and writing this here review. Do yourself a favor and save the 10 bucks and rent it.


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