Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C. writer/composer, Harald Kloser. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A laughably, painfully inept disaster movie where the cheesiness of special effects is exceeded only by the anemia of the script. If I were one of the actors in this silliness, I would have prayed NOT to be implausibly spared by the destruction so that I could have at least escaped this misery of a movie I found myself in. Let's hope the real apocalypse has the mercy to be over quickly, which this flick, at close to 3 hours, unfortunately was not. .
If you liked The Day After Tomorrow, you'll like this movie. It was full of special effects and kept you on the edge of your seat. Regardless of people viewing it as a tired plot and unrealistic, it was still a plethora of special effects entertainment.