Best to worst Doomsday movies named "2012"
Average of 3,399,173 ratings:
When typhoons, earthquakes and other disasters suddenly threaten to destroy the world, Jackson (John Cusack), his estranged wife, Kate (Amanda Peet), and others surmise that the secret may lie in ancient Mayan prophecies that describe global calamity in the year 2012. Roland Emmerich co-writes and directs a star-studded ensemble cast that also includes Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Danny Glover.
I really liked this film, but I will admit, I have been given the habit of watching all doomsday movies. not usually my palette, but after all 2012 is coming whether we want it to or not. What I don't get is it is getting closer to a century anniversary of 11/11/11. Only once in a century do I dentical numbers line up and add to minutes and second, that is even more of a reason to make a flick. you 11/11/11 at 11:11 and 11 seconds. Bakc to 2012. I love John cusack so that helped.
If you liked Armageddon, Impact, Independance Day, you'll LOVE this.
Average of 390,847 ratings:
Four strangers are drawn to an ancient temple in Mexico on Dec. 21, 2012, to witness a global catastrophe of epic proportions. Based on actual Mayan prophecy, the story melds folklore and Christian beliefs with science, exploring themes of climate change and spiritual renewal. Ami Dolenz, Dale Midkiff, Cliff De Young and Collin Brock star in this apocalyptic thriller directed by Nick Everhart.
This movie just lacked in so many areas. I am not going to slam it on any religious level, because, frankly, I enjoy the "Left Behind" series. That select group has taken religious prophecy and made it palletable. This movie was a rank third rate piece of trash. I do not understand how such a prophetic date, 2012, could not get higher ranking directors and writers. Perhaps they felt it would be savagly overdone. And folks, they're right!!
If you like this genre, let me make some recommendations: "The Final Storm". I have watched a rewatched this and I love it. "Testament" (the one with Lukas Haas) a great telling of a day in the life, and then BOOM. "2012" with John Cusack, so far the best piece with that title. "Knowing", I liked this movie so much, Nicholas Cage did a wonderful job as a science teacher of young children. And finally, and please, no BOOOOS; "Last Night" with Sandra Oh and Dominick Dunne. Some may not like it, but it is a different perspective. Now all of you reading this, I promise I will come back and look. Please tell me of your movies for this tenuous year, I am craving all the scifi 2012 I can get.
Hey Micky Dolenz's daughter is in it. So there's that.
2012 Mayan Prophecy and the Shift of the Ages
Average of 97,922 ratings: 3 stars
According to the ancient Mayan calendar, the last day of history will be Dec. 21, 2012. This provocative documentary looks at the doomsday prophecy and the attention it has received -- and asks whether the 2012 date is really about the "end." Instead, the filmmakers suggest, humankind may be on the verge of a complete transformation in its nature, and 2012 will mark the beginning of a whole new historical cycle.
What can I say that isn't said in the description? A good but not great documentary on the obvious
The Entire Movie
Average of 195,585 ratings: 3.1 stars
Directed by filmmaker Nimrod Erez, this captivating documentary explores the widely debated prediction that -- based on the ancient Mayans' Long Count Calendar -- the world will end in the year 2012. Collecting input from noted authors, anthropologists and professors, Erez and company strive to determine if the calendar portends a time of great spiritual transformation -- or the complete and utter destruction of mankind.
2012 Ice age
An unsuspecting family is forced to change their plans for the year when a volcano erupts in Iceland and inadvertently triggers another ice age. With a glacier now headed for their home in North America, family bonding is more important than ever.
It is fantastical if that is a word. I didn't like it, it had WAYYyyyy too many holes. But that doesn't mean you can't.
Average of 136,521 ratings: 2.6 stars2009NR90 minutes
Professor Kelvin is an astrophysicist working for the government who must recognize and confront a violent cosmic threat: a huge burst of radiation hurtling toward the Earth following the cataclysmic explosion of a star in a nearby galaxy.