Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C. writer/composer, Harald Kloser.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action,Drama,Science Fiction
- Run Time: 158min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/13/2009
- DVD Release Date: 03/02/2010
- Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures
- Themes: Twins and Lookalikes,Race Against Time,Post-Apocalypse
- Tone: Slick,Sweeping,Tense,Explosive
Apocalypse, Mayan, ark, civilization, destruction, destruction-of-mankind, disaster, end-of-the-world, eruption, natural-disaster, solar
- Country of Origin: USA (11-13-2009)
- Language: English