Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
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
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It takes place in December of 2012. December is known to be the month for Christmas. However, there's no mention regarding Christmas nor Holiday displays anywhere throughout the whole movie. See more »
After the Tibetan family rescues the other family, all of the signs are in Traditional Chinese characters. Tibet is part of the PRC, and Mandarin is not a native language in Tibet, so all signs would be written with Simplified Characters. See more »
There are no opening credits at all, except the Columbia Pictures logo and the movie title "2012". See more »
There was an alternate ending that was featured on the DVD. After Captain Michaels announces that they are heading to the Cape of Good Hope, he tells Dr. Helmsley that he has a phone call waiting for him. Dr. Helmsley discovers that his dad Harry is still alive. Harry tells his son that he, Tony (whose arm is in a sling) and some of the passengers and crew survived the mega-tsunami that struck the Genesis. Captain Michaels states that they should have a visual on the ocean-liner shortly. After Kate thanks Laura for taking care of Lily, Laura tells Jackson that she liked his book. Lily then announces that she sees an island. The Arks arrive at the shipwrecked Genesis and the survivors on the beach. See more »
Well I'm just back from watching this movie at my local multi-plex. So what did I think? oh dear where to start.
This had to be one of the most enduring movies experiences of my life. 2HRS 30 MINS, are you kidding me? I have to be honest the only reason I went to see this movie was to see the quality of the CGI on the big screen. I didn't go to see it because I wanted or thought I would see, intense character development, an intriguing story with an intelligent script, fantastic direction with a epic world class score. Thank goodness I didn't because none of these things are on show.
So why did I hate this SO MUCH?
No logic to the build up of the chaos.
Cardboard cut out character with ZERO likability or progression. Were they all based on cartoon characters.
OTT close shaves........CONSTANTLY.....
FAR to many clichés, everyone possible for a disaster was thrown in there. Some originality please.
Did I mention 2 AND A HALF HOURS.
Poor script wrote I assume by a 5 year old?
Ridiculous over sentimental moments of intimacy between cardboard characters. Sorry but I don't care about them because of the poor story telling.
Last 30 Min's dragged and was extremely dull, oh and how long can some of these characters hold their breath?
I could go on.....but won't.
What did I like.
Not much, however there are a couple of AWESOME CGI scenes of destruction.
Unfortunately thats not enough, not even close enough to make this an enjoyable experience, EVEN if your brain is in neutral.
1/10 For the CGI and only for the CGI.
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