The year 2009 saw some great movies being released – Avatar, 2012, The Hangover and alike. Of these, two movies have created a large amount of commotion and furor among audiences – Avatar and 2012. 2012 is a Sci-Fi and future oriented movie which is based on the doomsday prediction according to the Mayan Calendar and fortune tellers.
The Columbia Pictures release, 2012 directed by Roland Emmerich, the director of Independence Day fame created a lot of craze before its release after its previews and trailers. This film is based on the predictions made by the Mayan Calendar stating the world will face a changing landscape due to a geomagnetic transformation which happens as a result of a synchronizing activity from the sun. The film stars are John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet and Oliver Platt. Though the director himself has stated that he is skeptical about such happenings, he made the movie out of passion and to make people realize what it would be like if doomsday really happened.
The movie has high special effects that keeps your spine chilling as you watch the land creating craters due to heavy earthquake activity, high tides throwing objects and chaos all around.
The movie deals with the popular subject on how a geomagnetic reversal on earth would cause an abrupt catastrophe which would lead the earth’s tectonic plates shifting more than usual would bring an end to the world as we know it. There are, however, some flaws in the plot where the luck of the protagonist is shown so well that the widening earth just misses them by seconds when they are driving. These special effects which are generated create a bit of a comic feeling rather than creating terror in the audiences minds. But in addition to the main character and his families escapades in the movie, the horrific devastating scenes across the world create some real terror to viewers and you are compelled to think what will happen if something like this really happens on earth.
Earthquakes devastating cities, tsunamis wiping out coastal cities, and volcanic activities really playing havoc on all manmade creations and nature’s beauty are terribly visualized by Emmerich. He has always been a master when it comes to showing apocalyptic effects.
If you have not watched the movie just have a look at the trailer and find out how earth-shattering it actually is. It is overall a good movie to watch at home with family and friends.Check out the DVD release or Blu-Ray release to enjoy the real effects.
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