2012 (movie)

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Directed byRoland Emmerich
Written byHarald Kloser
Roland Emmerich
Produced byHarald Kloser
Mark Gordon
Larry J. Franco
StarringJohn Cusack
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Amanda Peet
Oliver Platt
Thandie Newton
Danny Glover
Woody Harrelson
CinematographyDean Semler
Edited byDavid Brenner
Peter S. Elliott
Music byHarald Kloser
Thomas Wander
Centropolis Entertainment
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
November 13, 2009
Running time
158 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$200 million[1]
Box office$769,679,473[2]

2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster movie directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It was produced by Centropolis Entertainment, Emmerich's production company, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It is based upon the 2012 phenomenon, which was a number of beliefs that destructive events would occur on or around December 21, 2012. It was released on November 13, 2009. Critics gave it mixed reviews. They liked its special effects, but were critical of its length (158 minutes) and screenwriting. It made $770 million worldwide.[3]

Plot[change | change source]

Neutrinos from a very large solar flare from the sun cause the temperature of Earth to increase at a very fast rate, eventually causing a very large geological and meterological disaster. The plot follows Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) as he tries to bring his children, Noah (Liam James) and Lilly (Morgan Lily), ex-wife Kate Curtis (Amanda Peet), and her boyfriend, Gordon Silberman (Thomas McCarthy) to safety from the destructive events that occur. Among these events, a very large earthquake causes California to fall into the Pacific Ocean, the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, and a very large tsunami hits the United States.

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2012's Roland Emmerich: Grilled". Archived from the original on 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  2. "2012 (2009)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.
  3. "2009 Worldwide Grosses".

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