Friday, November 27, 2009

Review: 2012 (2009)

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

The movie claims that the world, based on interpretations of the Mayan calendar, will end in 2012. Only a select few, based on their bank accounts and their genes, will be saved. The arks that would carry the chosen few into the next age were given country assignments. Curious that only a handful of countries were represented (mainly the rich ones) and that these nations shared spaces in the arks; with the exception of the US, which naturally had an ark all to itself.

Despite the US taking the lead (again!) in saving humankind from utter destruction, I actually liked this film. The interpretation of the Mayan Calendar was only touched upon, and the actual End of Days kicked off with a large bang: the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano! After that, the destruction of different landmarks all over the world is reminiscent of the scenes from "The Day After Tomorrow," which was directed by this movie's director, Roland Emmerich.