2012

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5.82 h 37 min2010X-Ray16+
From Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and INDEPENDENCE DAY, comes the ultimate action-adventure film; a thrill-ride of human survival, exploding with groundbreaking special effects. Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover.
Directors
Roland Emmerich
Starring
John CusackPeter ArpesellaAyana Haviv
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Chiwetel EjioforAmanda PeetWaléra KanischtscheffOliver PlattThandie NewtonDanny GloverWoody Harrelson
Producers
Harald KloserMark GordonLarry Franco
Studio
Columbia Pictures
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Violencesexual contentfoul languagealcohol use
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4.6 out of 5 stars

9423 global ratings

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ChrisReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Highly annoying
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The most annoying depiction of utterly incompetent people tripping from one absolutely over the top cataclysmic event to another with darwin-defying ineptness and sheer breathtaking predictability at every turn. Woody Harelson's character is probably the most likeable and he dies, sooooo if that tells you anything.
52 people found this helpful
Mike GishReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Unbelievable! A Feel Good, End of the World Movie? Give Me a Break.
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If you don't require credibility and are satisfied with purely impossible, mindless spectacle (as most people are) then this is the movie for you. What this movie is actually about is over the top computer graphics which is interesting to a degree in and of itself (so, one star for that), and there's a lot of emotionalism for those who operate primarily on that level (so, one star deducted for that). If you're a realist (as I am), forget about it.

If you do watch this, when it's over, ask yourself: Are rich people really the best choice for repopulating the world? The ones who made their fortunes by despoiling it in the first place?
34 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
so bad its mildly amusing
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This might have been the stupidest, LCD, manipulative piece of excrement film I've ever watched all the way through, which I mostly blame on the always watchable Cusack, and some pretty heroic efforts by some of the character actors with a script that must have been perceptible by odour from Mars orbit.
31 people found this helpful
CanopusReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Saturday Movie-Kids Loved It UPDATE
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Well, is it Shakespear? No. It is not coincidence that the "artsy flicks" which are all released at the end of the year to very limited audiences do very little at the box office. This is what it is..a special effect disaster movie. I packed this with another film like it, "San Andreas" and we had a blast. The kids loved it.

Price? I got the special addition, two disc blu ray. Price? I did what they called "shopping" and got it for less then Wally World. No I did not go for a digital download. I have a 4K TV, so this was great. Not the Blu Ray is an upgrade from the DVD version.

As I said, a great diversion movie. It is a disaster movie. If you want to entertain the kids etc this works. if you want to entertain the Book Club friends with Wine and Cheese this will not work. Ahh I remember when Star Wars got bad reviews....

UPDATE..Just got the 4k version. Still love the movie, the special effects beat the other disaster flicks decisively. Brought up by Irwin Allen's disaster flicks like Towering Inferno, any Volcano movie, and the recent San Andreas, this one stands out. Story is great. Like the "The Day After Tomorrow". Well worth it.
18 people found this helpful
BillReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
great disaster flick with CGI ranging from so-so to excellent
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Pretty good disaster flick. Best scenes are 1) mom watching TV in kitchen, Calif Gov (not identified but its obviously Schwarzenegger) holding a Press conference and says "The worst is over" and 1 second later a huge earthquake hits. 2) Yellowstone Park erupting in a super volcano (spectacular CGI). 3) Any scene with Woody Harrelson as the conspiracy nut. 4) Conspiracy nut's final live broadcast from Yellowstone. 5) Two old grannies driving down the street during the earthquake, one tells the other to be careful the eggs don't break then crashing into a solid wall of dirt raised up by the earthquake.
23 people found this helpful
Dyers_EveReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Popcorn, over the top effects laden disaster film.
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The other reviewer who called the character Adrian Helmsley DR CRYBABY nailed it. I can no longer watch this movie without calling Adrian Dr Crybaby. The crybaby speech he gives while on the Arc to the other heads of the other Arcs is absolutely hilarious. Noah Curtis, Jackson's son is so irritating thru the entire movie. Dr Gordon is fantastic and is one of the funnest parts of the movie who gets some of the best lines and good physical comedy. I think this is less a disaster movie than a comedy I don't think it was meant to be intentional but it just comes out that way similiar to Terminator 3 is less an action movie than an unintenional comedy.

As fa as disaster movies go the effects are good as only you'd epect from Roland Emmerich. John Cusack is always enjoyable and he does the best he can with the script. The blu ray version looks and sounds good on a 4K TV despite not having an upscaling player. Its a much better film I think than say Deep Impact. Wood Harrelson kills it as the conspiracy nut. Oliver Plat nails it as the character you have to and want to hate. The interesting side story on the cruise ship with the poseideon adventure feel was very entertaining. Added to my collection with all the other disaster movies i can't get enough of the stupid fun.
8 people found this helpful
fourty-twoReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Unrealistic ending
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Terrific special effects, nonstop action practically from very beginning to very end. Probably should’ve been more popular, but it was just after all that 200 stuff. World didn’t end in 2000 now it was immediately 2012. Us older guys survived the end of the world twice lol. The only thing i didn’t like was toward the end when ..ERT...SPOILER ALERT..SPOILER AL.. the high rollers decided to let a whole swarm of people onto their ship. Don’t buy it for a second, they would’ve let all those people die, or ship would’ve gotten overloaded.
12 people found this helpful
ACWinOHReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wanted for my collection
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I like all these disaster movies. Not even close to being realistic, just fun to watch.
22 people found this helpful
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