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Writer/Executive Producer/Director - Roland Emmerich
Writer/Producer/Music - Harald Kloser
Executive Producers - Ute Emmerich and Michael Wimer
Producers - Mark Gordon and Larry Franco
Co-Producers/Visual Effects Supervisors - Volker Engel and Marc Weigert
Co-Producer - Aaron Boyd
Production Designer - Barry Chisid
Costume Designer - Shay Cunliffe
Director of Photography - Dean Semler
Special Effects Supervisor - Mike Vezina
Film Editors - David Brenner and Peter S. Elliott
Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI - Peter Nofz
Music - Thomas Wanker
In the lead-up to the celebrations for New Year's Eve, I revisited the apocalyptic disaster flick of 2012. The film was released in 2009, the storyline was a prediction of the supposed doomsday outcome for the year 2012 which fortunately didn't happen in real life because it is false. Since then, all the fears and scepticism from everyone and myself about the movie have all died down because there was no such apocalypse in this timeline. It has come to my attention that 2012 was a big-budget flawed disaster movie, that is on a huge scale and featured a long running time which minimises the impact of the destruction scenes. It seems the director Roland Emmerich was more interested in the dark tone and visual effects than using his efforts to try and fix the obviously incoherent storyline.
John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Danny Glover's characterisation of their roles was too thin for such an ambitious movie with such a mediocre script. Though Danny seemed like a suitable actor to portray an inspirational authority figure similar to Barack Obama, even his role wasn't the biggest in the movie. The best actor that was able to pull through the picture with its cheap and blatant scriptwriting is Woody Harrelson who overacts, as an ill-fated conspiracy theorist that informs the hero Cusack that the world is coming to an end.
To be fair, this isn't exactly a deep, profound and emotional feature from the director. In my view, this movie is not worth a second viewing and is very likely to be an insult to the intelligence of moviegoers. It's probably better than REVENGE OF THE FALLEN from Michael Bay which are both released in the same year.