In case you haven't seen the "signs" 2012 is the year that the Mayans ended their calendar, which is the same calendar that we use today. There are lots of theories why they ended it after roughly 350,000 from when they created it, some say it will be the end of the world, some say the apocolypse, some say its when we will all achieve a unified intelligence, the predictions are endless! So why would director Roland Emmerich (10,000 BC, the Day After Tomorrow) want to scare the **%$@# out of us even more by creating a movie about it!? Probably because he knew it would rake in the dough, viewers, including myself, love to see the end of the world, on screen anyway. John Cusack (hot man from High Fidelity and Say Anything) stars as a writer/almost deadbeat dad/limo driver who takes his kids on a camping trip to Yellowstone Park, only to find that where there was a humongous lake, is now a guarded-by-the-military, small puddle of boiling water. Don't worry, I won't spoil it for you! I'll just say that intense heat from the earth's core, and tsuanami's tear this world apart! Watching the awesome effects on the big screen, I was holding onto my chair watching! Some movies make you feel so small in the grand scheme of things, and this is one of those movies. Thrilling and exciting although at times terrifying, John Cusack and his seperated wife, Amanda Peet take us on a ride through one of the predictions for 2012 (luckily for us its less than 1% a possibility). It is a bit crazy that those wise Mayans created a calendar that they stopped intentionally in 2012 right!? Either way if John Cusack wants to save us from the end of times, I'm so there.
I give this one a 4/5, amazing powerful effects but part of the hype of the story and interest should be credited back to the Mayans!
check out the trailer!
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