2012

2012

2012

Roland Emmerich likes imagining catastrophies. He already sent aliens to blow us up in Independence Day, a giant lizard to stomp us in Godzilla, and he unleashed major climate change in The Day After Tomorrow. Now he's taking inspiration from ancient Mayan history, which predicted that the world would come to an end in 2012. This will occur through volcanic eruptions, typhoons and glaciers. And John Cusack will be the taxi driver who faces it in our stead. Available on DVD in 2013.

2009Rating: M, Content May Disturb158 minsUSA
Adventure
Director:
Roland Emmerich ('10,000 BC', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'The Patriot', 'Godzilla', 'Independence Day', 'Stargate')
Writer:
Harald KloserRoland Emmerich
Cast:
John CusackThandie NewtonAmanda PeetWoody HarrelsonDanny GloverChiwetel EjioforOliver PlattJimi MistryThomas McCarthy
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

To say that 2012 is the 'mother of all disaster movies' would be both a true statement and an insult to disaster movies. It cannot be denied that for wholesale destruction and death count this film has it all, bar the actual planet exploding like Alderaan being hit by the Death Star. But in doing so, 2012 teaches the viewer that gluttony is not a healthy virtue by any account.

2.0

The world ends with a (beautifully rendered) yawn...

Emmerich blows CGI sh*t up in spectacular yet yawn-inducing fashion in this bloated corpse of a movie in which only Woody Harrelson escapes with his reputation intact. The plot holes are bigger than the yawning CGI chasms the rip apart US cities. If you like the chase-escape-chase-escape predictability of movies like 'The Fugitive' and 'Indy 4' then you'll...

2.0

Why John Cusack

Would have been a much better film if there wasnt that dodgy russian accents and John Cusack as the lead alright special effects lets hope the real 2012 isnt like this

2.0

I truly Liked it

I really like the part Woody Harrelson plays in this movie as the mad radio broadcaster predicting the end of the world.Enjoy the movie for what it is a popcorn munchin action movie. If you take the movie on its acting and plot thats got more holes than swiss cheese then yes you will be diappointed but if you take it for what it is another end of the world...

4.0

the bible is the truth that the world will end by Fire

Now you see all the Volcanos in IceLand and In the Pacfic everything is coming to past Earthquakes only Gods word will and the movie its self only bring half the truth

5.0

If the Mayans wer alive this would have killed them!

The worst movie ive seen since Dante's Peak in the 90's, I watched about 40 minutes and just skipped to the end and then couldn't even be bothered watching that, even on BluRay it was utter garbage. You would have to be almost completly brain dead to think this is a good movie.

1.0

If the Mayans wer alive this would have killed them!

The worst movie ive seen since Dante's Peak in the 90's, I watched about 40 minutes and just skipped to the end and then couldn't even be bothered watching that, even on BluRay it was utter garbage. You would have to be almost completly brain dead to think this is a good movie.

1.0

EPIC...

just epic....watch it

5.0

Review

These user reviews are stupid. Ignore them and read this: 2012 is enjoyable. It's an absolutely, highly implausible (that's the understatement of the yeat) disaster movie comprised of many narrow escapes. But it knows exactly what it is, doesn't take itself seriously, and ups the ante through to the end. If you like things a bit like this, this is one of...

4.0

There is a God

The Bible says the one who says there is no god is a fool

No surprises having seen the trailers and read some reviews

The trailers were out for so long and covered so many of the CGI scenes that there really was little surprise-value in what we saw. Flicks review was spot on but I'd give it a much higher score because my wife and 11-15 year-old kids enjoyed it. My wife liked it because she didn't see a lot of people killed but all the rest of us with better eyesight spent...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The mother of all disaster movies (and the father, and the extended family) spends half an hour on ominous set-up scenes (scientists warn, strange events occur, prophets rant and of course a family is introduced) and then unleashes two hours of cataclysmic special events hammering the Earth relentlessly.

Newshub

Newshub

press

If you leave your brain at the door, and I mean LEAVE IT THERE, and grab a jumbo popcorn, this disaster movie’s CGI may entertain.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Fundamentally terrible, but almost irresistibly entertaining. Its horrors get a tad monotonous in the mid-section, but it’s still a value-for-money hoot.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The film is dumber than a bag of hammers, of course, but by crikey it doesn't hold anything back.

3.0
Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

To say that 2012 is the 'mother of all disaster movies' would be both a true statement and an insult to disaster movies. It cannot be denied that for wholesale destruction and death count this film has it all, bar the actual planet exploding like Alderaan being hit by the Death Star. But in doing so, 2012 teaches the viewer that gluttony is not a healthy virtue by any account.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The mother of all disaster movies (and the father, and the extended family) spends half an hour on ominous set-up scenes (scientists warn, strange events occur, prophets rant and of course a family is introduced) and then unleashes two hours of cataclysmic special events hammering the Earth relentlessly.

Newshub

Newshub

press

If you leave your brain at the door, and I mean LEAVE IT THERE, and grab a jumbo popcorn, this disaster movie’s CGI may entertain.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Fundamentally terrible, but almost irresistibly entertaining. Its horrors get a tad monotonous in the mid-section, but it’s still a value-for-money hoot.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The film is dumber than a bag of hammers, of course, but by crikey it doesn't hold anything back.

3.0

The world ends with a (beautifully rendered) yawn...

Emmerich blows CGI sh*t up in spectacular yet yawn-inducing fashion in this bloated corpse of a movie in which only Woody Harrelson escapes with his reputation intact. The plot holes are bigger than the yawning CGI chasms the rip apart US cities. If you like the chase-escape-chase-escape predictability of movies like 'The Fugitive' and 'Indy 4' then...

2.0

Why John Cusack

Would have been a much better film if there wasnt that dodgy russian accents and John Cusack as the lead alright special effects lets hope the real 2012 isnt like this

2.0

I truly Liked it

I really like the part Woody Harrelson plays in this movie as the mad radio broadcaster predicting the end of the world.Enjoy the movie for what it is a popcorn munchin action movie. If you take the movie on its acting and plot thats got more holes than swiss cheese then yes you will be diappointed but if you take it for what it is another end of the...

4.0

the bible is the truth that the world will end by Fire

Now you see all the Volcanos in IceLand and In the Pacfic everything is coming to past Earthquakes only Gods word will and the movie its self only bring half the truth

5.0

If the Mayans wer alive this would have killed them!

The worst movie ive seen since Dante's Peak in the 90's, I watched about 40 minutes and just skipped to the end and then couldn't even be bothered watching that, even on BluRay it was utter garbage. You would have to be almost completly brain dead to think this is a good movie.

1.0

If the Mayans wer alive this would have killed them!

The worst movie ive seen since Dante's Peak in the 90's, I watched about 40 minutes and just skipped to the end and then couldn't even be bothered watching that, even on BluRay it was utter garbage. You would have to be almost completly brain dead to think this is a good movie.

1.0

EPIC...

just epic....watch it

5.0

Review

These user reviews are stupid. Ignore them and read this: 2012 is enjoyable. It's an absolutely, highly implausible (that's the understatement of the yeat) disaster movie comprised of many narrow escapes. But it knows exactly what it is, doesn't take itself seriously, and ups the ante through to the end. If you like things a bit like this, this is one of...

4.0

There is a God

The Bible says the one who says there is no god is a fool

No surprises having seen the trailers and read some reviews

The trailers were out for so long and covered so many of the CGI scenes that there really was little surprise-value in what we saw. Flicks review was spot on but I'd give it a much higher score because my wife and 11-15 year-old kids enjoyed it. My wife liked it because she didn't see a lot of people killed but all the rest of us with better eyesight...

4.0