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2012
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Directed By
Roland Emmerich

Written By:
Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser

Cast:
John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, George Segal, John Billingsley, Thomas McCarthy, Patrick Bauchau, Jimi Mistry, Liam James, Johann Urb, Beatrice Rosen, Agam Darshi, Patrick Gilmore, Chin Han, Alexandra Castillo, Eve Harlow, Anna Mae Routledge, David Richmond-Peck, Marco Khan, Blu Mankuma, Alex Zahara, Lisa Lu, Henry O, Chang Tseng, Ryan McDonald, Ron Selmour, Zlatko Buric, Geoff Gustafson, Brandon Haas, Parm Soor, Sean Tyson, Rick Tae, Eddie L. Fauria, Ayana Haviv, Scott E. Miller, Anthony Bonaventura, Ryan Cook, Lea Deesing, Ric Govea, Karin Konoval, Jonathan Lane, Tom MacNeill, Jill Morrison, Andrew Moxham, Jessica Provencher, Larry Purtell, Dean Redman, Charlie Robson, Richard Schimmelpfenneg, Eric Shackelford, Robyn Jean Springer, Craig Stanghetta, Ian Thompson, Jody Thompson, Frank C. Turner, Jacob Blair, Raj Lal, Peter Arpesella, Eddie Hassell, Joshua Salvati, Michael Karl Richards, Tj Austin, Joshua Salvati, Osric Chau, Alexandre Haussmann, Jerome Young, Gordon Lai, Philippe Haussmann, Luis Javier, Abigail Delves, Sahar Biniaz, Norman Deesing, Jason Diablo, Mary Gillis, Jacob Goodall, Daren A. Herbert, Erik Kowalski, James O'Neill, Patricia Shih, Dale Tarrant, Kinua McWatt, Yuel Yawney

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2012 (2009)
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Movie Review by Zara
April 5th, 2010

This is one of those predictable apocalypse movies where regular guys suddenly turn into stunt drivers and great pilots, all for the need of continuing the plot line. This is the kind of movie where you get to have certain characters built up to like and dislike, as well as the characters which supposedly have this strong importance but are quickly forgotten by the leads as soon as everyone is out of harm's way.

It is disturbing that the new husband and step-father who helps so much is forgotten without nary a tear about his death. It is disturbing that the first daughter doesn't grieve for her presidential father who makes the greatest sacrifice by deciding to stay with his countrymen while devastation strikes. There are a lot of these moments in a movie which tries to praise the concept of how you have to have a sense of humanity for all people in order to not lose it. Yet it is so clearly demonstrated across the board by all the members of the film.

The only good part to this movie and really the only reason why you would want to sit through about 45 minutes of this unbearably long (nearly 2 1/2 hours) movie is because of the wild man ramblings of Woody Harrelson as the guy who broadcasts his "conspiracy theory" radio shows from Yellowstone.

The manta of 2009 should be, "If you want it to be better, add some Woody."

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Martin
Apr 6, 2010 7:07 AM
also wrote a review of 2012
 
It seems no-one likes this movie. Roland Emmerich should be stopped from making anything else ever!



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