We Were Warned.
John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Liam James
|Screenplay||Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser|
|Music||Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker|
|Editing||David Brenner, Peter S. Elliot|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Columbia Pictrures, Centropolis Entertainment, Farewell Productions, The Mark Gordon Company|
|Comments||Catastrophe movie, strong tension and (natural) menace.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith It's doom with a view of note
Kenneth Turnan Special effects astound
Pete Hammond Cashing in (big!) on the apocalypse
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert This is fun. 2012 delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year.
Adam Nayman 2012 features earthquakes, towering infernos, crumbling airports and upside-down cruise ships: in other words, it’s pure ’70s-event-movie nostalgia, just like all of Roland Emmerich’s other ensemble apocalyptos.
Peter Travers Just the noise and cheeseball pyrotechnics that Hollywood regularly substitutes for intelligence and wit. Welcome to 2009.
C. Fuchs Yes, the film delivers on the effects front and those who enjoy such visual mayhem might like what's offered. It's just too bad that the best of that occurs early in the film and that you'll have to sit through a plethora of boring and clichéd drama before the next batch erupts.
Tomatometer Roland Emmerich's 2012 provides plenty of visual thrills, but lacks a strong enough script to support its massive scope and inflated length.
What the People say
30517 Netizens Heavy and absurd.
Average .. 43%