WE WERE WARNED.
Solar radiation causes the Earth’s core to heat up, resulting in unprecedented geophysical activity; our planet is doomed, but there’s a secret emergency plan. Director Roland Emmerich intended to make his final (not so much) and ultimate disaster movie, based on the belief that the Maya calendar predicts the end of the world. The basic premise is in fact a misinterpretation, but don’t expect much logic in this elephantine epic that spends its last 45 minutes running on empty. The visual effects are incredible though and the film has a few crazy scenes that really pay off.
2009-U.S. 158 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Screenplay: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser. Cast: John Cusack (Jackson Curtis), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Adrian Helmsley), Amanda Peet (Kate Curtis), Oliver Platt, Thandiwe Newton, Danny Glover… Woody Harrelson, George Segal.