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MARCH 26, 2012 3:15PM

Doomsday Movies titled "2012"

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Best to worst Doomsday movies named "2012"
Rating:  5 stars

Average of 3,399,173 ratings:

3.4 stars


2009PG-13158 minutes

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.

Cast:John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Chin Han, Patrick Bauchau, Thomas McCarthy
Director:Roland Emmerichy
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My Review

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.

2012: Doomsday
 rating:1 star

Average of 390,847 ratings:

2.4 stars
2008NR85 minutes

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.

Dale Midkiff, Cliff De Young, Ami Dolenz, Collin Brock, Danae Nason, Joshua Lee, Sara Tomko, Caroline Amiguet
Director:Nick Everheart

My Review

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

2012: Mayan Prophecy and the Shift of the Ages

rating:3 stars

Average of 97,922 ratings: 3 stars

2009NR77 minutes

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.

Cast:Philip Coppens, Geoff Stray
Director:Philip Gardiner
My Review
What can I say that isn't said in the description?  A good but not great documentary on the obvious
The Entire Movie

2012: Science or Superstition

2012: Science or Superstition

 rating:1 star

Average of 195,585 ratings: 3.1 stars

2008NR78 minutes

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.

Cast:Anthony F. Aveni, Walter Cruttenden, Benito Venegas Duran, Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Lawrence E. Joseph, Jim Marrs, Alonso Mendez, Daniel Pinchbeck, Douglas Rushkoff, Alberto Villoldo, John Anthony West
Director:Nimrod Erez

My Review
Integration of empirical rational scientific thought and intuitive shamanic and mystical knowledge systems ... archetype of quetzicoatl indicating an archetype ...materialist empirical thought of western culture with the esoteric mystical framework of indigenous cultures.
Someone just figured out how to use a thesaurus!
Doesn't that sound entertaining? That is VERBATIM and I had enough of that stuff in lecture hall, I am not going to pay for this kind of boredom and pompusscientific offerings

2012 Ice age
2012: Ice Age
rating:  2.1 stars
Average of 238,558 ratings:   2.8 stars

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.

Patrick Labyorteaux, Julie McCullough, Nick Afanasiev, Gerald Webb, Katie Wilson, Kyle Morris, Ted Monte,Jesse Daly

My Review
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.

2012 Supernova

2012: Supernova

 My rating:  4 stars

Average of 136,521 ratings:   2.6 stars

2009NR90 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.

Cast:Brian Krause, Heather McComb, Najarra Townsend, Stephen Blackehart, Dorothy Drury, Anthony Fankhauser, Matthew Farhat, Nick Shakoour, Burchenal Benton
Director:Anthony Fankhauser

My Review
I liked this movie.  It had all the serious nature that you fatalists love as well as cosmic events that they readily handled with FX.  I think you may like this one.  I am not one to like these overblown 'lets destroy everything in site to make a point' sort of featuure. but this onme passed muster 

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