2012 2009 4K Bluray 2160P UHD
Genre: Action , Adventure , Sci-Fi
Language: English | French | Tibetan | Mandarin | Russian | Hindi | Portuguese | Latin | Italian | Spanish
Release Date: 13 November 2009 (China)
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: John Cusack , Thandie Newton , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Amanda Peet , Oliver Platt , Tom McCarthy , Woody Harrelson , Danny Glover , Liam James , Morgan Lily , Zlatko Buric , Beatrice Rosen , Alexandre Haussmann , Philippe Haussmann , Johann Urb
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS,
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Max File Size:39.57 GB
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
I went to an advance screening of 2012 a few nights ago and I have to admit that this movie was entertaining at best and that’s it. The whole movie is almost entirely comprised of special effects. Of course you’ll see all of the lead characters survive scenarios that a regular human being would not. Some of the scenes are so ridiculously unbelievable that you want to laugh at the fodder that’s being expected of you to believe. Emmerich certainly pushes "suspension of disbelief" to its limit.
John Cusack and Woody Harrelson are the only actors that attempt to hold the film together, while Danny Glover and Thandie Newton were an utter and complete let-down considering their previous work history. You won’t see any remotely Oscar-worthy performances here. The casting of this film seemed off and poorly executed. You could tell the bulk of the financial budget went to the special effects and not the actors.
The thing that I found thoroughly disappointing about 2012 is that it’s almost entirely lacking of any interesting backstory or intellectual substance whatsoever. There’s very little mention of the Mayan calendar, Mayan history, or any of the prophetic wisdom that has foreseen the supposed end of days. The fear, analysis, curiosity, and everything else you’ve ever wondered about this new mysterious year that is quickly approaching is almost entirely removed from this film. That would have and could have made this film closer to a 10 if I didn’t feel like my brain was utterly wasted on this CGI and special effects bonanza. They try to cram so many explosions, eruptions, earthquakes, and natural disasters into two hours that I might be a little desensitized to the real thing if it ever happens. After awhile nothing felt realistic or interesting about it at all.
It’s novelty entertainment at best and that’s it. You won’t wince at how painfully awful this movie is, and you won’t walk away knowing anything meaningful about 2012, but hopefully you’ll help repay Sony pictures for the exorbitant amount of money that they and Roland Emmerich spent on their special effects budget. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Watch 4K Trailer of 2012 2009