Roland Emmeric's "2012"

United States
July 15, 2009 2:06pm CST
Ok so Roland Emmerich who wrote and produced Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow has once again presented another global disaster film. His Target? The year 2012 which according to some beliefs December of that year marks the end of the world. Now this date's controversy started with the Mayan calender that supposedly marks the end date of the world as being December 12, 2012. And people buy this. My thought is this is a bunch of hogwash and people are putting way more thought into this work of science fiction than is really necessary. i have found no proof Scientifically or otherwise to support this theory and interestingly enough...this particular theory didn't pop up until the 1970's! So this is a new thing in the first place. I was watching the trailer for the movie on youtube and then i looked at the comment section...if there ever wasn't proof that crackpot conspiracy theorists are still alive and well then i don't know what is. I saw people doing everything from pointing their fingers at the US government for using tv and movies to spread thier propaganda to religious zealots crying the end of the world and say things like "you still have time, let me quote this scripture" Now to me...this is just a movie...only a movie written and directed by a brilliant man and is only to be watched as entertainment value...nothing more. Why cant people just see a disaster film as a disaster film? Thoughts...without it turning into a "the government is deceiving you" or "the world is coming to an end and heres how you can be saved" discussion.
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• Philippines
16 Jul 09
Hey there! I don't believe that the world will end in 2012. The theory seems interesting and I'd like to see the movie to see how he interprets it and tries to make a movie about the end of the world... again... I saw the trailers and the movie seems promising. The visual effects were stunning.
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@egdcltd (8817)
15 Jul 09
Should be an enjoyable film all the same, though. The Day After Tomorrow was fun to watch, even though the "science" in that was more of the pseudo- than genuine sort.
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@arcidy (5015)
• United States
15 Jul 09
This is one movie I cant wait to see because im very fasinated with 2012 and all the predictions. And this is a movie that they can do pretty much anything with because we dont know whats going to happen in the year 2012 which nothing will probally happen at all. But this movie will seem pretty stupid if nothing happens in the year 2012 lol.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I'd heard about this movie and I've been looking forward to seeing it, although it is a bit scary. I figured it would be taken as "just another disaster film". What kind of things are people saying about the government this time? Did the government make up the stuff about the Mayan calendar or what? Anyway, I'd heard first that this movie was supposed to open this month but then I saw where it won't be released until November. What's the latest? I mainly want to see it because I like anything starring John Cusack. Annie
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jul 09
You mean "The Poseidon Adventure" wasn't a government conspiracy? Well seriously, I don't pay attention to that stuff at all, I guess I have a very literal mind. I just judge the movie on its own merits.
@Shadorma (58)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I can't wait to see the movie, I love movies with all the computer graphics and action. But it is just a movie, just entertainment. I've watched a video about the Mayan Calendar being a measure of conciousness rather than a measurement of time/disaster. Instead of an end, I think it will be a new beginning of a level of consciousness and knowlege, an awakening like the world has never seen.
• India
16 Jul 09
i lovee this
15 Jul 09
I look at “2012” as Hollywood being typically opportunist and taking something which will be current and capitalizing on it in a very commercial manner. In this case they are using the “end of the world is nigh” to make a predictably big budget extravaganza of CGI and action which will hopefully be as entertaining as early views of the trailers make it out to be. They did exactly the same with “The Day After Tomorrow”, feeding on the environmental concerns of the masses to make a commercial disaster movie which in my opinion was not really about global warning but about how can Hollywood capitalize on a current trend. Hollywood has been doing the same for years and every time you get a crowd who look for a deeper meaning or subliminal message rather than realising that it is commercialism at its best and should just enjoy this type of movie for its entertainment value only.