There’s a prophesy that the world will end when the ancient Mayan calendar ceases on 21 December 2012. Fast forward to that point of time, when nobody took heed of the warning, on that day, volcano erupts, typhoons swept coastlines, and extreme calamities appears to wreak havoc. Can Mother Earth be saved?
After his debacle helming “Godzilla” and tarnashing the series, for which I’ve not for forgiven him for, Roland Emmerich made up with stellar movies like “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Independence Day” and “Stargate”.
And now here’s another the-world-is-doomed-movie from Roland Emmerich. How did it fared?
Well I’m a fan of disaster movies, and I’ve to admit I’ve been waiting to watch Roland Emmerich’s latest Doomsday movie “2012″ for some time now.
Overall I would say it’s a decent reproduction of “The Day After Tomorrow”, the story is below par compared to earlier mentioned movie, while the CGI is far excellent this time round.
The story is basically about the Mayan Calendar which predicts that the world would end on December 21, 2012. And the movie uses layers of the storytelling, telling the stories several independent characters all facing the end of the world as we know it.
You have Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), writer turns limo driver trying to save his family, to President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) governing the nation the best he could.
The thing is as much as millions of dollars was spent on the CGI, they could at least focus on the story. The characters seems disconnected, and you as the viewers won’t really care what happens to them.
If you have seen the trailer, then it is just a hint of the superb CGI that’s on display. I guess that’s the only thing that saved this movie. The first part of the movie was setting the premise for the film, and after that hold on to your seats as you’ll be treated to a beautiful crafted CGI special effects.
It looks so real in some sequences that you couldn’t tell the difference between reel and real.
Basically this movie is a film filled with cliché, but if you’re one on massive destruction, and big massive action sequences, who cares right.