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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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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)  »

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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

Seth Rogen turned down the role of Adrian Helmsley. See more »

Goofs

When Jackson and his kids arrive at the lake in Yellowstone, Lilly is on Noah's left. In the next shot, Lilly is on Noah's right. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Frost: This marks the last day of the United States of America. And, by tomorrow, all of mankind. And we will be visible from the Milky Way as a tiny little puff of smoke. I'm watching the earth crumble before my eyes. The giant ash cloud created by this super-volcano will first envelop Vegas and then St. Louis and then Chicago and then, at long last, Washington, D.C. will have its lights go out!
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Minuet
from "String Quintet In E Major, Op. 11 No. 5"
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Performed by Borealis String Quartet
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Avoid
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

This awful piece of crank was full of fallacies, the most glaring one: why, how and what good money can do (especially paper Euros) to whoever cashed it when the entire world is going to hell, anyway?

The characters exist only in the imagination of those who made this garbage possible; Hollywood and its employees. They have zero chance to exist in reality.

Forget about the fact that the whole premise was nonsense; i.e. the Mayan calender.

Notwithstanding that, Roland make it very clear by his old-school stereotypical dehumanisation parade: shallow WASPS, caricature-sque Arabs,superstitious Catholics, robotic Chinese, etc. on the other end-scale of his 'reality' a heroic American president (who in fact have no authority over the NS or secret service when it comes to such situation) stay behind? Why, because he wanted to help by attending to his people's final plight: it was laughable, not eye-watering Mr Roland.

Going through this crap was like a bizarre dream, full of ludicrous absurdities, be it a scientific or logical one; one can't tell which is which. All in all a typical brainless propaganda with zero taste or rational. AVOID. 0/10


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