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New In Theaters Review: 2012

Auntitled Week before the world gets to see a “New Moon”; this past weekend audiences packed the theaters to see the destruction of planet Earth. “2012” hit the screens with a bang and several more devastating sound effects as it was the number one movie, grossing $65 million in the states and $225 million globally. The movie revolves around the year 2012, which some believe is the year that the Earth will come to an end as we know it. The exact date is 12-21-2012. In the movie, Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a divorced writer who takes his kids to Yellowstone Park for a camping trip. There he meets up with a talk show radio host named Charlie Frost (Woody Harrelson), who tells him of eminent danger that is about to occur to our planet. He also tells Jackson, that the government knows about this, and has been making plans for when the time comes.

Then there are Earth quakes popping up all over the city. Jackson races to get his ex –wife, Kate (Amanda Peet) and their kids, along with her new man, Gordon (Tom McCarthy). He tells them that the radio guy has a map to the destination of where the government has set up an evacuation. Now all they have to do is get the map and get to the site before it’s too late. It’s a race against time, as the world is literally crumbling all around them.

I was very anxious to see this movie when I first heard about it at the beginning of the year. I have seen many movies where they would show certain areas be destroyed by either a natural disaster, or visitors from an alien planet. This was the first movie that actually had some real facts behind it. If by now you haven’t heard, yes the ancient Mayans did make a calendar many, many centuries ago that ends on Dec. 21 2012. Also Nostradamus speaks of the end of the world, as does the Bible. All of this information has been studied and referenced and still no one knows what will happen on that date. Well this movie shows one of the many theories of what scientists believe will happen, total annihilation of the planet. Anyway, since we can’t stop whatever will happen on that date, we can at least enjoy the time we have left, and that’s what I did while watching this movie. This was an action packed, devastation filled, mother of all disaster films. They didn’t waste any film destroying New York City, because frankly that has been done way too many times. What you did get to see was the destruction and mayhem of the rest of the planet.

2012 scene

This movie made “The Day After Tomorrow” look like a “not too bad’ scenario when compared to this catastrophe. In that movie, if you found shelter, you probably could survive. In this movie, there was no place to hide from the Earth’s wrath. Now I don’t want to give any of it away, but let me just say, if this all comes to be true, we can all kiss our behinds good bye, well the majority of us that is. I loved this movie from beginning to end. Yes it was a scary thought to think that this just may happen, but in the meantime I knew when I walked out of the theater, the buildings would still be there. I give this movie 3 ½ tremors out of 4. It did have some unbelievable scenes, but it made the movie fun. There were also a lot of references to actual recognizable figures in the world throughout the film and that also kept me entertained. This movie delivered 100% adrenaline rush throughout. The movie runs 2 hours and 38mins. It’s rated PG -13 for intense disaster sequences and some language. It was written by Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser. It was directed by Roland Emmerich. It was produced by Centropolis Entertainment, Mark Gordon Company. It was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

If I only have three more years to live, I’m going to enjoy every single day I have left. Ezo
Next movie reviewed: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Eric Williamshttp://www.gstylemag.com
Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx. Chilled in Brooklyn, drove through Queens, and took a boat to Staten Island. A true New Yorker.

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