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2012

Released

Nov 13, 2009

Latest Home Video

Mar 02, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

John Cusack
Amanda Peet
Thandie Newton
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Liam James
Morgan Lily
Roland Emmerich.

Studio

2009 Columbia/ Sony Pictures

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Synopsis

Did the ancient Mayan civilization know when modern civilization would end? As the ominous predictions interpreted from their calendar begin to unfold, people all over the globe -- including Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) -- find themselves caught in the cataclysmic events.

Content Details

Why Is 2012 Rated PG-13?

2012 is rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language.

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In the true nature of a disaster film, this movie is packed with scenes of destruction and devastation as entire cities and their citizens are swallowed up in huge cavernous cracks in the Earth’s surface. Other characters are crushed by falling cars, buildings or rocks, swept away in huge tsunamic waves, drowned at sea or blown up in naturally caused explosions. After riots break out, characters are crushed or pushed off the edge of a high precipice. The corpses of people who committed mass suicide are seen. A man is shot at and blown up. During seismic activity, highways heave, buildings crumble, cars fall out of a parking garage, road structures collapse and volcanic eruptions happen. Some bloody, injured and dead people are seen. Raw sewage is sprayed across a car. One character is crushed to death and another has his legs torn off in a huge gear system (the bloody stumps of his legs are shown). Some weapons are used by the military. Adults drink at social events or while facing impending death. Brief comments are made about adult sexual activities. A woman discusses her breast enhancements. Partial male buttock nudity is briefly seen. The script contains frequent profanities and terms of Deity, as well as an extreme sexual expletive and a crude hand gesture. A prolonged sequence of flashing lights may also be disturbing to some viewers.

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Several actors from 2012 take on roles in other films where families are also under stress.Thandie Newton, who plays the First Daughter in this script, stars as the overworked wife of a man struggling to find work in The Pursuit of Happyness. John Cusack performs as a father who must tell his daughters their mother has been killed in combat in Grace Is Gone.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children
MB 14A
ON 14A Violence. Language May Offend, Disturbing Content.
QC G Not recommended for young children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of 2012...

2012 releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 2, 2010.
2012 on DVD:
- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
- Featurette: Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video: Time For Miracles by Adam Lambert
2012 on Blu-ray (Single Disc):
- movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
- Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (includes pre-visualization, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage, along with interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew).
- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
- Alternate Ending
2012 on Blu-ray in a 2-Disc Edition:
Disc 1:
- movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
- Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (includes pre-visualization, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage, along with interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew).
- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
- Alternate Ending
Disc 2:
- Interactive Mayan Calendar (find your horoscope and personality profile)
- Featurettes: Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar, Designing the End of the World, Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic Science Behind the Destruction and The End of the World: The Actor’s Perspective.
- Deleted Scenes
- Countdown to the Future
- Music Videos: Time For Miracles by Adam Lambert
- Making the Music Video Time For Miracles with Adam Lambert
- Digital Copy for PC, Mac & iPod

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Gab&Dad; says: Nov. 17, 2009

As a parent, I wouldn’t let my 7yr-old see this, although he was intrigued by the marketing he has been exposed to.  It presents disturbing images and ideas about human peril - even though ridiculous in theory (and execution) - still presented in a realistic way that I don’t think children can process in the “popcorn blockbuster” way that adults do.  That said, I think it’s rubbish for grown viewer as well! Impressive effects aren’t an end unto themselves….  2012 lacks plot or characters that engage us enough for something so “epic” - and long!  See my father and I review it together at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNPyNccAJOk

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