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2012

Updated on April 8, 2011

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Another disaster movie designed to profit off people's fears and beliefs.

"2012" is one of the most overly hyped films of the year. Based off the Mayan Calendar predictions of the year, 2012, where humanity is supposed to die, or most of us that is. The film starts off about a typical would be divorced single father, Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), that's fairly neglectful due to his work, that ends up having to save his family from an impending global disaster. Then you have a smart ass son that seems to do whatever he wants, despite his fathers wishes, and a scared little daughter. Plus, you have a naive ex-wife that doesn't quite love her husband, which leaves just enough room for Jackson to still have a shot with her. Although, the only thing that hurts his chances is the fact that the step father, Gordon Silberman (Thomas McCarthy), is a saint. To add even more insult to injury, you have a bunch of greedy, selfish politicians and billionaires types that try to abandon and screw over the innocent middle class folks, but in the end rally together. Like all of Roland Emmerich's films, this one has it to where our protagonist always make it through to the bitter end alright. With logic and reality be damned. Our heroes keep making through impossible odds where a normal person would surely die, but not in Emmerich's movies as he tries to create another disaster film, with just a ray of hope. Indeed, everything from beginning to end, is riddled with cliches. As you have your classic Hollywood speech about how the corrupt politicians should, at the very last minute, help the people struggling to get on the boats to safety. To even a neglectful idiotic father, somehow winning back his family and getting them to safety despite various obstacles along the way. Making it where Emmerich waits until the very last minute where everyone makes it out alright. The special effects were good for the movie and Woody Harrelson (Charlie Frost) does provide a very intriguing role. As he plays a conspiracy pirate radio guru that's obsessed with the whole cover up of the governments evacuation plan of 2012. Unfortunately, his role gets overshadowed by a ridiculously mediocre script. Once again, Roland Emmerich creates another apocalyptic film, since "Day After Tomorrow", that capitalizes on the people's fear of an impending future that may or may not happen. My thoughts are if you really want to know about impending dangers of 2012, then read and research the calendar yourself, and not bother with this film.

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      thanks julie. i appreciate the compliment. :)

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      tequilarosemama4 7 years ago

      i thought 2012 to be a great movie. excellent hub!

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      thanks. i appreciate that.

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      mistywild 7 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

      excellent hub!!!!!