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2012 (2009)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 13 November 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 158 min
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  • IMDb page: 2012 (2009)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 131,489 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 13 November 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 158 min
  • Filming Location: Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada
  • Budget: $200,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $769,679,473(Worldwide)(25 November 2011)
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Original Music By: Harald Kloser  Thomas Wanker  (as Thomas Wander) 
  • Soundtrack: Can I Call You Baby
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Ark | President | Writer | Geologist | Cataclysm

Writing Credits By:

  • Roland Emmerich (written by) &
  • Harald Kloser (written by)

Known Trivia

  • The title refers to the end-date of the current (13th) b’ak’tun of the Long Count calendar, used by the Mayan Meso-American civilization. In their creation myth, we live in the fourth “attempt” at creating the world, while the third attempt was dismissed as a failure after its own 13th b’ak’tun. Though Mayan documents contain no such information, popular culture and certain religions predict an apocalyptic event at this date. It is popularly misunderstood that the calendar “ends” on this date, however the Long Count calendar can express dates from approximately 3000BC (their date for the creation of the current world) to approximately 40 octillion years in the future. It is almost impossible to express this date in a mortally comprehensible fashion.
  • The doomsday theory has sprung from a Western idea, not a Mayan. Mayans insist that the world will not end in 2012. The Mayans had a talent for astronomy, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 640.000 years. Once every 640.000 years, the sun lines up with the center of our Milky Way galaxy on a winter solstice, the sun’s lowest point in the horizon. The next time that will happen is on December 21, 2012; which happens to be the same day the Mayan calender expires. In addition to the Mayan calendar, the modern doomsday myth is bolstered several ostensibly scientific reasons for a disaster. Examples include a pole shift, the “return” of Planet X or the Sun’s sinister counterpart Nemesis, a galactic, planetary, or other celestial alignment, global warming, global cooling, a massive solar flare, a new ice age, and so on. None of these have any basis in respected science. For example, the “galactic alignment” between the sun, Earth, and galactic center happens every December. The best alignment was reached in the 1990s and was accompanied by its own set of doomsday theories. Alignments since then have been increasingly poor.
  • The President’s first and last names are the same as the 28th President in real life. Woodrow Wilson’s first name is actually Thomas.
  • In an interview by USA Today, Roland Emmerich has stated that this will be his final disaster film: “I said to myself that I’ll do one more disaster movie, but it has to end all disaster movies. So I packed everything in.”
  • At 158 minutes, “2012” is Roland Emmerich’s second-longest film, behind The Patriot starring Mel Gibson. Coincidentally, Gibson directed the Mayan-themed movie Apocalypto which was also cinematographed by Dean Semler, the cinematographer for this film.
  • Some cinemas would start the film at 20:12 (12 minutes past 8), in keeping with the title.
  • The first name of the curator of the Louvre in this movie is Roland, which is the same first name as the director of 2012, Roland Emmerich.
  • The character Jackson Curtis is the real name of 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) backwards. Director Roland Emmerich is a big fan of rapper 50 Cent and wanted to name his lead character after him.
  • Roland Emmerich told MTV the cover-up name for this film was “Farewell Atlantis”, which is the title of lead character Jackson Curtis’ book.
  • Wisconsin is mentioned three times in the film. Executive Producer Michael Wimer (Roland Emmerich’s friend and business partner) is from Neenah, Wisconsin.

Goofs: Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Yellowstone is normally freezing at night. However the military is there because it is a new "global hot spot", meaning the temperature is far above normal.

Plot: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Full summary »  »

Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) and US President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) that this will instigate a chain of events that will bring about the end of the world. At the 36th G8 summit in 2010, other heads of state and heads of government are made aware of the situation. They collaborate to begin a secret project intended to ensure the continuity of human life, strategically choosing 400,000 people for admission on a series of gigantic arks to be constructed in the Himalayas. To help fund the venture, additional individuals are allowed to purchase tickets for one billion euros apiece.

In 2012, micro-quakes have started to occur causing small cracks in the earth’s surface. Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a writer in Los Angeles who works part time as a limousine driver for Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov. Jackson’s ex-wife Kate (Amanda Peet) and their children Noah and Lily live with her new boyfriend, plastic surgeon and amateur pilot Gordon. Jackson takes Noah and Lily on a camping trip to Yellowstone National Park, where they find their usual camping spot fenced off while government scientists, including Adrian (now a White House science advisor), monitor the situation. While in Yellowstone, Jackson meets Charlie Frost, a radio show host and conspiracy theorist. Charlie supports a theory that suggests the Mayans predicted the world would come to an end in 2012, and claims he has knowledge of the ark project and possesses a map of the arks’ location. Jackson believes he is a rambling drunk and leaves.

Adrian returns to the White House with ominous news – the earth’s temperature rise is accelerating. The evacuation plan is set into motion. Meanwhile, Jackson’s family returns home as cracks begin to develop along the San Andreas Fault in California and earthquakes occur in the San Francisco Bay area. Jackson grows suspicious and rents a private plane to rescue his family. He collects his family and Gordon when the Earth’s crust displacement begins and they escape Los Angeles as it collapses into the Pacific Ocean.

As millions begin dying in apocalyptic earthquakes worldwide, the group flies to Yellowstone to retrieve Charlie’s map. The group narrowly escapes as the Yellowstone Caldera erupts. Charlie, who stayed behind to make a live broadcast of the eruption, is killed by the blast. Realizing the arks are in China, the group lands in Las Vegas, where they meet Yuri, a russian billionaire, his twin sons, girlfriend Tamara, and Tamara’s clandestine lover, pilot Sasha. They join the group and secure a larger plane, the Antonov An-225, to head across the Pacific. Also bound for the arks aboard Air Force One are Anheuser, Adrian, and First Daughter Laura Wilson (Thandie Newton). President Wilson remained in Washington D.C. to address the nation one last time. He is soon killed by a tsunami that sends the USS John F. Kennedy crashing into the White House. With the Vice President dead and the Speaker of the House missing, Anheuser appoints himself acting Commander-in-Chief.

Sasha discovers that the plane doesn’t have enough fuel to get to China, so they have to make a crash landing in the ocean. But as they get near the ground, they discover that they are indeed in China, as the earth’s crust has shifted.

Yuri, who has purchased ark tickets for himself and his sons, deserts the Curtis family, Gordon, and Tamara upon arriving in China. However, the abandoned group is picked up by Nima, a Buddhist monk. Together, they begin sneaking onto an ark through its hydraulics chamber with the help of Nima’s brother Tenzin, a welder for the ark project. In his last moments, Satnam calls Adrian to inform him that a tsunami is engulfing India and heading towards the arks. Learning of this, Anheuser orders the arks be sealed before the boarding process is complete, trapping thousands outside. Adrian manages to convince the other G8 leaders to let the remaining people on board. As the ark’s tailgate is lowered, Gordon is killed when he falls in between the gears, followed by Tenzin’s large electrical power drill. Yuri sacrifices his life to get his two sons on in time, but the obstruction prevents the gate from closing, rendering the ship unable to start its engines. The tsunami arrives and begins to flood the ark, drowning Tamara and setting the ark helplessly adrift. Jackson and Noah work together to free the drill and its cable from the closing mechanism. The gate closes and the crew regains control of the ark, preventing a fatal collision with Mount Everest.

A title appears that says "Day 27 Month 01 Year 0001"

When the floodwater from the worldwide tsunamis eventually recedes, satellite data shows that Africa rose in relation to sea level, and its Drakensberg mountains are now the highest on the planet. As the arks set sail for the Cape of Good Hope, Jackson reconciles with his family, and Adrian starts a relationship with Laura. The movie ends with a view of the Earth revealing all continents have merged, and are in the shape of the African continent.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Aaron Boyd known as co-producer
  • Roland Emmerich known as executive producer
  • Ute Emmerich known as executive producer
  • Volker Engel known as co-producer
  • Larry J. Franco known as producer (as Larry Franco)
  • Mark Gordon known as producer
  • Harald Kloser known as producer
  • Marc Weigert known as co-producer
  • Michael Wimer known as executive producer
  • Kirstin Winkler known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • John Cusack known as Jackson Curtis
  • Amanda Peet known as Kate Curtis
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor known as Adrian Helmsley
  • Thandie Newton known as Laura Wilson
  • Oliver Platt known as Carl Anheuser
  • Thomas McCarthy known as Gordon Silberman (as Tom McCarthy)
  • Woody Harrelson known as Charlie Frost
  • Danny Glover known as President Thomas Wilson
  • Liam James known as Noah Curtis
  • Morgan Lily known as Lilly Curtis
  • Zlatko Buric known as Yuri Karpov
  • Beatrice Rosen known as Tamara
  • Alexandre Haussmann known as Alec
  • Philippe Haussmann known as Oleg
  • Johann Urb known as Sasha
  • John Billingsley known as Professor West
  • Chin Han known as Tenzin
  • Osric Chau known as Nima
  • Tseng Chang known as Grandfather Sonam
  • Lisa Lu known as Grandmother Sonam
  • Blu Mankuma known as Harry Helmsley
  • George Segal known as Tony Delgatto
  • Stephen McHattie known as Captain Michaels
  • Patrick Bauchau known as Roland Picard
  • Jimi Mistry known as Dr. Satnam Tsurutani
  • Ryan Mcdonald known as Scotty
  • Merrilyn Gann known as German Chancellor
  • Henry O known as Lama Rinpoche
  • Patrick Gilmore known as Ark Communications Officer
  • Dean Marshall known as Ark Communications Officer
  • Ron Selmour known as Ark Boarding Officer
  • Viv Leacock known as Ark Boarding Officer
  • Chris Boyd known as Ark Boarding Officer
  • Donna Yamamoto known as AF1 Science Officer
  • Doron Bell known as AF1 Science Officer (as Doron Bell Jr.)
  • David Orth known as AF1 Lieutenant
  • Lyndall Grant known as Governor
  • Jason Diablo known as Ark Tech Officer
  • Ty Olsson known as AF1 Officer
  • Zinaid Memisevic known as President Sergey Makarenko
  • Vincent Cheng known as Chinese Colonel
  • Igor Morozov known as Russian Interpreter
  • BJ Harrison known as Woman Comforting Child
  • Dominic Zamprogna known as Paramedic
  • Karin Konoval known as Sally – President's Secretary
  • Mary Gillis known as Jackson's Neighbor
  • Rick Tae known as Megaphone Officer
  • Parm Soor known as Saudi Prince
  • Gerard Plunkett known as Isaacs – MI6 Officer
  • Paul Tryl known as Zultan
  • Andrei Kovski known as Zultan's Trainer
  • Val Cole known as News Reporter – Tikal
  • Eve Harlow known as Cashier
  • Sean Tyson known as Interrogating Officer
  • Leonard Tenisci known as Italian Prime Minister
  • Michael Buffer known as Boxing Announcer
  • Daren A. Herbert known as Ship Waiter
  • Craig Stanghetta known as Vegas Rescue Worker
  • Mateen Devji known as Ajit – age 5
  • Qayam Devji known as Ajit – age 9
  • Jody Thompson known as CNN Anchor
  • Tanya Champoux known as Mrs. Birnbaum
  • Frank C. Turner known as Preacher
  • Kinua McWatt known as Yoko Delgatto
  • Laara Sadiq known as British Newscaster
  • Gillian Barber known as Cruise Ship Lady
  • Candus Churchill known as Cruise Ship Lady
  • Beverley Elliott known as Cruise Ship Lady
  • Agam Darshi known as Aparna
  • Raj Lal known as Gurdeep
  • Pesi Daruwalla known as Dr. Lokesh
  • Jacob Blair known as AF1 Steward
  • Jay Williams known as AF1 Steward
  • Scott E. Miller known as Arc Naval Officer (as Scott Miller)
  • Anna Mae Wills known as Arc Naval Officer (as Anna Mae Routledge)
  • John Stewart known as Pilot
  • Ryan Cook known as Surfer
  • Brandon Haas known as Surfer
  • Eddie Hassell known as Surfer
  • Betty Phillips known as Elderly Driver
  • Georgina Hegedos known as Elderly Driver
  • Luis Javier known as Vegas Tow Truck Driver
  • Dean Redman known as Vegas Fireman
  • Gordon Lai known as Security Commander
  • Mark Docherty known as Field Reporter – Tikal
  • Mark Oliver known as Fundraiser Security
  • Andrew Moxham known as Policeman
  • Alexandra Castillo known as Paris Reporter
  • Farouk A. Afify known as Saudi Senior Security
  • Shaun Wilson known as US Army Worker
  • Leo Li Chiang known as Chinese Soldier (as Leo Chiang)
  • Elizabeth Richard known as Queen Elizabeth
  • Kyle Riefsnyder known as Cho Ming Platform Officer
  • John Mee known as Angry Billionaire
  • George Trochta known as American Ark Steward
  • Geoff Gustafson known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Alex Zahara known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Jason Griffith known as Ark Bridge Crew (as Jase Anthony Griffith)
  • Jill Morrison known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Thomas Parkinson known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Leona Naidoo known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Quentin Guyon known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Nicole Rudell known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Chad Riley known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Simon Leung known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Kevin Haaland known as Ark Bridge Crew
  • Leigh Burrows known as US Army Worker
  • Tj Austin known as Preacher
  • Michael Karl Richards known as Wil Delgado
  • Carolyn Adair known as Woman Comforting Child (uncredited)
  • Peter Arpesella known as Italian Prime Minister (voice) (uncredited)
  • Chris Arreguin known as Doomsday Protester (uncredited)
  • Sahar Biniaz known as Showgirl (uncredited)
  • Anthony Bonaventura known as Riot Motorist (uncredited)
  • Chuck Daar known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Terence Dament known as Bridge Crew #3 (uncredited)
  • Lea Deesing known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Norman Deesing known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Abigail Delves known as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Paula Elle known as Woman (uncredited)
  • Eddie L. Fauria known as Sgt. Lourke (uncredited)
  • Gladis Giada known as New Age Hippie (uncredited)
  • Jacob Goodall known as Doomsday Man (uncredited)
  • Ashley Hand known as Deck 44 Passenger (uncredited)
  • Ayana Haviv known as Singer (singing voice) (uncredited)
  • Robert Hayley known as Officer (uncredited)
  • Waléra Kanischtscheff known as Zultan's Trainer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Rena Kawabata known as Japanese Wife (uncredited)
  • Marco Khan known as Preacher (uncredited)
  • Erik Kowalski known as Protestor (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Lane known as Guy in Street (uncredited)
  • Tom MacNeill known as Deck 44 Passenger (uncredited)
  • Robert Malina known as CNN Reporter (uncredited)
  • William Myers known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Jessica Provencher known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Larry Purtell known as Protestor (uncredited)
  • David Richmond-Peck known as Political Aide (uncredited)
  • Charlie Robson known as Air Force One Tech (uncredited)
  • Joshua Salvati known as (uncredited)
  • Dan Savoie known as Zultan's Entourage (uncredited)
  • Richard Schimmelpfenneg known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Eric Shackelford known as Crazy Protester (uncredited)
  • Patricia Shih known as Violinist (uncredited)
  • Robyn Jean Springer known as Doomsdayer (uncredited)
  • Michael Stevens known as Ark Boarding Officer (uncredited)
  • Dale Tarrant known as Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
  • Ian Thompson known as Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
  • Derek Versteeg known as Scientist (uncredited)
  • Yuel Yawney known as Violinist (uncredited)
  • Akbar Zaman known as Security Crew Guy (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Gitte Axen known as makeup artist
  • Ian C. Ballard known as hair stylist: second unit (as Ian Ballard)
  • Julia Bors known as daily makeup artist
  • Beth Boxall known as makeup artist
  • Anita Brabec known as makeup artist
  • Jayne Dancose known as makeup artist: second unit
  • Cara Doell known as hair stylist
  • Leslie Graham known as makeup artist
  • Tracy Lai known as makeup artist
  • Amanda McGowan known as assistant makeup artist
  • Thomas Nellen known as makeup department head
  • Connie Parker known as makeup department head
  • Lisa Taylor Roberts known as makeup artist: Mr. Cusack (as Taylor Roberts)
  • Forest Sala known as assistant hair stylist
  • Sanna Seppanen known as department head hair
  • Faye von Schroeder known as makeup artist: second unit (as Fay Von Schroeder)
  • Debra Wiebe known as assistant hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Andy Aitken known as carpenter
  • Herman Alexander known as lead carpenter
  • Jill Anderson known as construction clerk
  • J.P. Bagshaw known as set dresser
  • Britt Bancroft known as set decorating coordinator
  • Greg Bartkus known as conceptual researcher
  • Alistair Bell known as carpenter
  • Brent Bennett known as set buyer
  • Wayne Berarducci known as metal fabricator foreman
  • Laurel Bergman known as assistant art director
  • Eli Best known as art department assistant
  • Martine Bilodeau known as scenic painter
  • Ea Birkett known as prop man
  • Peter Bodnarus known as assistant art director
  • Bob Bottieri known as scenic artist
  • Nancy Anna Brown known as set designer
  • Kurt Bruun known as props assistant: second unit
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist
  • John Burke known as set designer
  • Marco Buttignol known as carpenter
  • Maureen Carey known as construction buyer
  • Niki Charalambopoulos known as scenic painter
  • Lynn Chaulk known as scenic painter
  • Jason Claridge known as head paint coordinator
  • David Clarke known as set designer
  • James Clyne known as concept artist
  • Dave Conway known as construction foreman
  • Max Daly known as design researcher
  • Gavin De West known as assistant property master
  • David Dowling known as assistant property master
  • David Dowling known as property master: second unit
  • Lisle Fehlauer known as set dresser
  • Warren Flanagan known as concept illustrator
  • Glenn Foerster known as head greensman
  • Doug Girling known as set designer
  • Andrew Glavina known as signwriter
  • Harry Griffin-Beale known as lead hand carpenter
  • Wes Hamby known as property buyer
  • Doug Hardwick known as construction coordinator
  • Ray Harvie known as storyboard artist
  • Zack Heath known as art department assistant
  • Jan Holmsten known as construction buyer
  • Eliza Hooker known as construction first aid
  • Sally Hudson known as graphic designer
  • Catherine Ircha known as art director: second unit
  • Catherine Ircha known as assistant art director
  • Jon Jarema known as uncredited
  • Rob Jensen known as illustrator
  • Aaron Jordan known as sculptor
  • Tex Kadonaga known as set designer
  • Patrick Kearns known as set dresser
  • Carole Kelly known as paint foreman
  • Carmen Lee known as art assistant
  • Janis Lee known as scenic artist
  • Catherine Leighton known as prop buyer
  • Andrew Li known as assistant art director
  • Spencer Louttit known as assistant property master
  • Vladimir Lushnikov known as scenic artist
  • Ignacio McBurney known as assistant set decorator
  • Marta McLaughlin known as assistant property master
  • Wayne McLaughlin known as property master
  • Mike McLeod known as head construction foreman
  • J.J. Mestinsek known as scenic paint foreman
  • Jay Mitchell known as set designer
  • Timothy Oakley known as assistant set decorator
  • Timothy Oakley known as model & propmaker
  • Peter Ochotta known as set designer
  • John Panozzo known as metal fabricator foreman
  • Eric Partridge known as on-set prop master
  • Hamish Purdy known as set buyer
  • Margot Ready known as set designer
  • Rory Rennison known as metal fabricator foreman
  • Ernie Rinard known as visual development
  • Kino Scialabba known as concept artist
  • Andrew Semple known as scenic carpenter
  • Andrew M. Siegel known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Dennis Simard known as set dresser
  • Robert K. Smith known as assistant property master
  • Wyatt Soutzo known as painter
  • Mark Stainthorpe known as construction foreman
  • Peter Stratford known as set designer
  • Tully Summers known as look development artist
  • Karen Tan known as construction clerk
  • Nicholas Tattersfield known as head sculptor (as Nick Tattersfield)
  • Kevin Tomecek known as construction buyer
  • Mark Tompkins known as painter
  • Adrien Van Viersen known as illustrator
  • Paul Wagner known as assistant prop. master: additional photography
  • Paul Wagner known as props
  • Sandy Walker known as set dec buyer
  • Carie Wallis known as art department coordinator
  • Loree Wershler known as graphics designer (as Loree Cameron)
  • Mikal Williams known as on-set carpenter
  • Matthew Wilson known as props builder
  • Vernon Winn known as metal fabricator
  • Kay Yamanaka known as signwriter
  • Kay Yamanaka known as standy-by painter: second unit
  • Milena Zdravkovic known as concept artist
  • Gordon Bellamy known as prop manufacturing: tEAG Ltd. (uncredited)
  • Terry Foerster known as lead carpenter (uncredited)
  • Rosie Guthrie known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Vincent Eric Roberge known as carpenter helper (uncredited)
  • Kristin Shanski known as properties buyer (uncredited)
  • Macleod Sinclaire known as on set dresser (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures (presents)
  • Centropolis Entertainment (as Centropolis)
  • Farewell Productions
  • Mark Gordon Company, The

Other Companies:

  • British Columbia Film Commission  special thanks
  • Canada Film Capital  special thanks
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • RCA Records  soundtrack
  • Reel Security  production security
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  stock footage
  • Star Waggons  wardrobe trailer

Distributors:

  • Audio Visual Enterprises (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Columbia Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Finland (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL4)
  • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (Rtl 4)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic (2010) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Belgium) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Belgium) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (France) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (UK) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • fX Network (2011) (USA) (TV)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Legacy Effects (animatronic effects)
  • Uncharted Territory (visual effects)
  • ScanlineVFX (visual effects) (as Scanline VFX)
  • Double Negative (visual effects)
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) (special visual effects and animation)
  • Digital Domain (special visual effects and digital animation)
  • Pixomondo (visual effects)
  • Hydraulx (visual effects) (as [hy*drau''lx])
  • Post Office Visual FX (additional visual effects) (as The Post Office)
  • Evil Eye Pictures (additional visual effects) (as Evil Eye)
  • Technicolor (Beijing) Visual Technology (additional visual effects)
  • Lemke VFX (additional visual effects)
  • CafeFX (additional visual effects) (as Café FX)
  • RotoFactory (additional visual effects)
  • Universal Production Partners (UPP) (additional visual effects)
  • Gradient Effects (visual effects) (as Gradient FX)
  • Crazy Horse Effects (additional visual effects)
  • Gentle Giant Studios (lidar scanning)
  • Lidar Services (lidar scanning) (as Lidar VFX)
  • New Deal Studios (miniatures)
  • Pixomondo (previsualization)
  • Image Engine Design (pre-visualization) (as Image Engine)
  • Proof (previsualization)

Visual Effects by:

  • Gerald Abraham known as shading and lighting technical director
  • Dave Adams known as lead environment modeler: Pixomondo, L.A.
  • Laide Agunbiade known as senior lighting and compositing technical director
  • Dan Akers known as senior compositing artist
  • Dalia Al-Husseini known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Jessica Alcorn known as compositor: Scanline VFX
  • Papavramides Alexandra known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Enrico Altmann known as model maker
  • Terence Alvares known as digital compositor
  • Blake Anderson known as previz artist
  • Lindsay Anderson known as roto/paint artist
  • Jeff Atherton known as associate visual effects producer: Hydraulx
  • James J. Atkinson known as digital effects artist
  • David Aughenbaugh known as compositor
  • Jarrod Avalos known as matchmover
  • Keziah Bailey known as matchmove artist
  • Morris M. Baisch known as digital effects artist
  • Scott Balkcom known as senior inferno compositor: Hydraulx
  • Andrzej Bandurski known as junior technical director: Pixomondo
  • Anthony Barcelo known as digital compositor
  • Andra Bard known as bidding producer: Digital Domain
  • Adam Barnett known as technical support
  • Judy Barr known as digital compositor
  • James Battersby known as visual development artist
  • Dominik Bauch known as visual effects artist
  • Andreas Bauer known as shader writer
  • Geoffrey E. Baumann known as on-set survey lead: Digital Domain
  • Travis Baumann known as digital compositor: Gradient Effects
  • Eric M. Beaver known as digital compositor
  • Brian Begun known as senior compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Stephen Bennett known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Krista Benson known as digital compositor
  • Frank Berbert known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Patrick Bergeron known as digital compositor
  • Niki Bern known as lead compositor
  • Andrea Biklian known as visual effects coordinator
  • Muhittin Bilginer known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Nafees Bin Zafar known as software engineer
  • Jonathan Bird known as render wrangler
  • Dennis Blakey known as effects animator
  • Laurie Blavin known as senior recruiter: Scanline VFX (credited as Digital Production, Scanline VFX)
  • Markus Boos known as visual effects artist: Scanline VFX
  • Rene Borst known as digital matte painter
  • Mark Bortolotto known as digital artist
  • Kevin Bouchez known as compositor: Digital Domain
  • E.M. Bowen known as visual effects coordinator: New Deal Studios, Inc.
  • Jamie Bowers known as texture artist
  • Todd Boyce known as digital effects artist
  • Vanessa Boyce known as lead cgi artist
  • Tatjana Bozinovski known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • John Bozzalla known as manager of production services
  • Andrew Bradbury known as lighting technical director
  • Michaela Braun known as production assistant: ScanlineVFX
  • Jamie Briens known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Margaret Bright-Ryan known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Kari Brown known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Kenneth Quinn Brown known as visual effects: Hydraulx (as Kenneth Brown)
  • Matthew Douglas Brown known as lead production services technician (as Matt Brown)
  • Dan Browne known as systems admistrator: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Kevin R. Browne known as visual effects
  • Nik Brownlee known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Erik Bruhwiler known as compositing supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Tom Bruno Jr. known as director's post-viz/previs
  • David C. Bryant known as technical director: Scanline VFX
  • Lersak Bunupuradah known as modeler: Digital Domain
  • Christian Burggraf known as systems engineer: ScanlineVFX
  • T.J. Burke known as animator
  • Shannan Burkley known as matte painter
  • Sebastian Butenberg known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Byrne known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Cadey known as visual effects technical director
  • Francis L. Camacho known as matchmove artist
  • Colin Campbell known as senior technical director: SPI
  • Marco Capparelli known as animator
  • Deborah Carlson known as digital supervisor: Scanline VFX
  • Christine Carr known as visual effects producer: Gradient Effects
  • Bernard O. Ceguerra known as senior technical director/compositor: SPI
  • Bimla Chall known as compositor
  • Daniel Chamberlin known as visual effects artist
  • Stephen Chan known as visual effects data wrangler
  • Freddy Chavez Olmos known as visual effects artist (as Freddy Chavez)
  • Daniel Chavez known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Adam Chazen known as visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo
  • David Chen known as digital artist
  • Vanessa Cheung known as lead matte painter
  • Jeremy Cho known as digital paint & roto artist
  • Eric D. Christensen known as visual effects producer: Factory VFX
  • Brian Christian known as modeling lead
  • Sun Chung known as texture artist
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Yilun Zhu Cleve known as digital compositor
  • Michael Clive known as technical director
  • Dan Cobbett known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Dylan Cole known as matte painter
  • Chad E. Collier known as render i/o administrator: Digital Domain
  • Andrew M. Collins known as matchmove artist
  • Drew Collins known as lead matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Richard Collis known as digital artist
  • Matthew Collorafice known as visual effects supervisor: post office visual fx
  • Mary-Margaret Conley known as render I/O administrator
  • Shane Cook known as compositing supervisor: Gradient Effects
  • Cameron Coombs known as Inferno artist: Hydraulx
  • Joshua Cordes known as animation supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Danielle Costa known as digital production manager
  • Craig Crane known as crowds supervisor
  • Samuel Craven known as visual effects editor
  • Brian Creasey known as visual effects artist
  • Lee Croft known as senior digital compositor: Technicolor Beijing
  • Jason Crosby known as digital artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Ciaran Crowley known as lead compositor
  • Will Cunningham known as lead crowd technical director
  • Yves D'Incau known as fx technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Dennis Dallen known as lead compositor
  • Nick Damico known as visual effects
  • Minh Huyen Dang known as lighting and compositing technical director
  • Timm Dapper known as massive technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Alistair Darby known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Jonathan Davies known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as visual effects artist: 3D scanning & modeling
  • Ante Dekovic known as digital compositor
  • Peter Demarest known as digital compositor
  • Brian DeMetz known as visual effects technical director: Final Light VFX
  • Matt Dessero known as lead lighting and compositing
  • Dhananjayan known as roto artist
  • Robert Diaz known as animator
  • Tony Diep known as visual effects artist
  • Michael Dillon known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Gareth Dinneen known as compositor: Digital Doman
  • Dan Dixon known as senior digital artist
  • Damian Doennig known as matchmove supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Michael Dohne known as senior compositor
  • Matthew Doll known as digital compositor
  • James Dornoff known as visual effects production manager
  • Christina Drahos known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Markus Drayss known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Derek Drouin known as visual effects editor: Pixomondo
  • Haarm-Pieter Duiker known as CG supervisor
  • Chris Duncan known as texture artist
  • Moriba Duncan known as visual effects artist
  • Gord Dunick known as data wrangler
  • Gord Dunick known as visual effects set supervisor
  • Nathan Dunsworth known as nuke technical director: Uncharted Territory
  • Minh Duong known as modeler
  • Gus Duron known as digital opticals editor
  • Antoine Durr known as effects technical director: Digital Domain
  • Edgar Díaz known as lead digital paint & roto artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Daniel Eaton known as senior cg supervisor
  • Bruno Ebe known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Eric Ebling known as dynamics artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Scott Edelstein known as on-set data collection (vancouver : Digital Domain)
  • Joël Einhorn known as fluid technical director: Scanline VFX
  • Mike Ek known as compositor
  • Elayaraja known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tamer Eldib known as modeler
  • Mohsen Eletreby known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Brett Ellis known as technical director
  • Will Elsdale known as digital artist: Double Negative
  • Volker Engel known as visual effects supervisor
  • Wayne England known as effects artist
  • Nils Engler known as digital artist
  • Marcus Erbar known as technical director: Hydraulx
  • Timothy Eulich known as performance capture
  • Thilo Ewers known as digital matte painter
  • Kenneth Fanning known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Joe Farrell known as senior digital artist
  • Paul Fedor known as senior texture artist
  • Jan Fiedler known as visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo
  • Adam Figielski known as digital artist
  • Chad Finnerty known as animation lead: Digital Domain
  • Felix Fissel known as systems administrator
  • Richard Fox known as digital compositor
  • Mike Foyle known as digital compositor
  • Chris Fregoso known as compositor
  • Antonio Freire known as production accountant
  • Robert Freitag known as lighting technical director: Uncharted Territory
  • Julia Frey known as visual effects producer
  • Andreas Frickinger known as 2D technical director: Pixomondo
  • Andreas Frickinger known as compositor: ScanlineVFX
  • Ian Frost known as visual effects artist
  • Quentin Frost known as senior technical director
  • Carl Frytz known as animator
  • Stefan Galleithner known as visual effects artist
  • Eric Galoob known as visual effects editor
  • Shannon Blake Gans known as visual effects producer: New Deal Studios, Inc.
  • Ignacio Garcerón known as visual effects
  • Demitre Garza known as paint artist
  • Demitre Garza known as rotoscope artist
  • Christoph Gaudl known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Denise Gayle known as digital coordinator
  • Brian Gazdik known as visual effects: Digital Domain
  • Jack Geckler known as animator: Digital Domain
  • Gillian George known as digital artist
  • Sotiris Georghiou known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Jack Shahram Ghoulian known as senior IT manager
  • Deborah Giarratana known as visual effects executive
  • Lena Gieseke known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Matthew Gilson known as digital matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Geoffroy Givry known as digital compositor
  • Geoffroy Givry known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Steven Glazer known as senior production services technician
  • David Glicksman known as visual effects artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Lisa Goldberg known as visual effects producer: Sony Imageworks
  • Rainer Gombos known as visual effects supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Richard Gomes known as visual effects artist
  • Stuart D. Gordon known as digital effects artist
  • Dylan Gottlieb known as digital effects artist
  • Christina Graff known as visual effects producer: Crazy Horse Effects
  • Paul Graff known as visual effects supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
  • Gavin Graham known as cg supervisor: Double Negative
  • Robin Scott Graham known as digital compositor: Scanline VFX
  • Robin Scott Graham known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Elizabeth Gray known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Jon Green known as matte painter: Digital Domain
  • Don Greenberg known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • Sebastian Greese known as lighting artist: Hydraulx
  • Annemarie Griggs known as digital producer: Pixomondo
  • Bryan Grill known as additional visual effects supervisor: Scanlinevfx
  • Jon Grinberg known as visual effects editor
  • Michael Grobe known as CG supervisor
  • Greg Groenekamp known as senior digital compositor
  • Rene Grosser known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Ben Grossmann known as visual effects supervisor: The Syndicate
  • John Grotelueschen known as senior production services technician
  • Dean Grubb known as effects technical director
  • Miguel A. Guerrero known as senior visual effects artist
  • Harry Gundersen known as lighting and compositing artist
  • Alex Guri known as digital compositor
  • Brian Hajek known as compositor
  • John Haley known as CG supervisor
  • Jonah Hall known as visual effects artist
  • Jason M. Halverson known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Yasser Hamed known as shader writer
  • Anthony Juno Han known as lighting technical director
  • Dae-Ho Han known as rigging
  • John H. Han known as visual effects supervisor: Scanline VFX
  • Lisa Hansen known as visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo
  • Pete Hanson known as studio manager
  • Michael S. Harbour known as digital compositor
  • Fred Haro known as visual effects artist
  • T.C. Harrison known as digital compositor
  • David Harter known as compositor: ScanlineVFX
  • Daniela Hasenbring known as research and development: ScanlineVFX
  • Ahmed Hassan known as effects animation
  • Petr Hastík known as digital compositor
  • Jeremy Hattingh known as compositor: double negative
  • Jan Heinze known as digital producer: Pixomondo
  • Carla Heinzel known as massive technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Jongwoo Heo known as effects animator
  • Peter Herlein known as integration lead
  • Ramon Hernandez known as render wrangler
  • Tulio Hernandez known as sequence lighter
  • Lukas Herrmann known as digital matte painting supervisor
  • Jotham Herzon known as previsualization supervisor: Proof
  • Nick Hiatt known as lead matte painter
  • Dylan Highsmith known as visual effects editor
  • Jim Hillin known as CG lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Sebastian Hirsch known as shading and lighting technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Alan Hodges known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Dark Hoffman known as digital matte painter
  • Finlay Hogg known as compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
  • Eloisa Honrada known as roto/paint artist: Evil Eye Pictures
  • John Hood known as pipeline lead
  • Paul Hormis known as pipeline technical director
  • Ivo Horvat known as matte painting supervisor
  • Josiah Holmes Howison known as digital compositor
  • Nicola Hoyle known as lead fx artist
  • Konstantin Hristozov known as compositing technical director: Digital Domain
  • Alexander Hupperich known as senior digital artist: Scanline Vfx
  • Alexander Hupperich known as shading and lighting technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Nathan Hurlburt known as digital compositor
  • Jan Huybrechs known as 3D scanning: Eyetronics
  • Kenneth Ibrahim known as effects & pipeline technical director: Digital Domain
  • Atsushi Ikarashi known as visual effects artist
  • Atsushi Imamura known as modeler: Hydraulx
  • Alex Ireland known as digital compositor
  • Isaac Irvin known as lighting artist
  • Pasha Ivanov known as visual effects
  • Travis Wade Ivy known as digital compositor
  • Andreas Jablonka known as senior digital compositor: Pixomondo
  • John L. Jack known as executive producer: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Kenneth Everett Jackson known as look development/color & lighting
  • Kenny Jackson known as digital artist
  • Josh R. Jaggars known as visual effects producer
  • Jonathan Jamison known as visual effects production assistant
  • Sarahjane Javelo known as digital paint/rotoscope lead: Digital Domain
  • Steve Jaworski known as lead compositor
  • John K. Jenkins known as senior lighting/compositing
  • Jan Jinda known as senior cgi artist: UPP
  • Will Johnson known as compositor: Digital Domain
  • Phil Jones known as visual effects supervisor: Technicolor Beijing
  • Tim Jones known as look dev artist
  • Jaimie Lee Jota known as digital production manager: Digital Domain
  • Zack Judson known as visual effects artist
  • Nicolas Juran known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Kareem K.H. known as digital compositor
  • Georg Kaltenbrunner known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Michael Kennedy known as senior technical director: SPI
  • Marcel Kern known as digital effects artist: Pixomondo
  • Christian Kesler known as matte painter/ concept artist: Double Negative
  • Val Kharitonashvili known as effects technical director
  • Sam Khorshid known as visual effects design
  • Christopher Kilshaw known as pipeline supervisor
  • John Kilshaw known as effects supervisor
  • Apollo S.J. Kim known as senior modeler
  • Dave Kim known as 3D coordinator
  • Nicholas Kim known as digital compositor
  • Oliver Kirchhoff known as matchmoving artist: ScanlineVFX
  • Oliver Kirchhoff known as tracking technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Ranjith Kizakkey known as matchmove lead
  • Ivo Klaus known as cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX
  • Claudia Knorr known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Annika Koch known as visual effects production assistant
  • Katharina Koepke known as visual effects project manager
  • Eric A. Kohler known as archive editor: Hydraulx
  • Karl Kohlman known as visual effects artist
  • Joshua I. Kolden known as technical director
  • Marcin Kolendo known as digital compositor
  • Dean Koonjul known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Vaclav Kostun known as matchmove artist
  • Stephen Kowalski known as senior systems architect
  • Zsolt Krajcsik known as visual effects
  • Tomas Kral known as senior cgi artist: UPP
  • Anthony Kramer known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Benjamin Krebs known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Daniel Kruse known as digital lighter: Hydraulx
  • John Kubasco known as animator
  • Alexander Kucera known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christian Kugler known as matte painter
  • Markus Kuhlo known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Martin Kulig known as matchmover: Pixomondo
  • Steve Kullback known as visual effects producer: Pixomondo
  • E. Suresh Kumar known as digital effects artist
  • Roger Kupelian known as digital matte artist
  • Thilo Kuther known as visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo
  • Joosten Kuypers known as senior lighting and compositing technical director: SPI
  • Sebastian Küchmeister known as tracking technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Kelly L'Estrange known as visual effects producer: Digital Domain
  • Bill LaBarge known as senior technical director
  • Joshua LaCross known as digital compositor
  • Billy-Vu Lam known as animator
  • Ken Lam known as senior technical director: SPI
  • Donna Lanasa known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Errol Lanier known as senior modeler: Digital Domain
  • Mark Larranaga known as digital compositor
  • Emma Larsson known as visual effects line producer
  • Mårten Larsson known as visual effects lead
  • Julien Lasbleiz known as matchmove artist
  • Jessica Laszlo known as digital compositor
  • Gary Laurie known as matchmove technical director: Uncharted Territory
  • James Travis Lawrence known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Stafford Lawrence known as animator
  • Kim LeBrane known as 3d coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Chris LeDoux known as compositing supervisor: Scanline
  • Tim LeDoux known as digital compositor
  • Key Hyung Lee known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Kui Han Lee known as modeling supervisor
  • Ming-Chia Lee known as effects technical director
  • Ming-Chia Lee known as visual effects technical director: double negative
  • Sun Lee known as matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Mark Lefitz known as senior technical director
  • Alex Lemke known as digital compositor
  • Mohen Leo known as visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Luke Letkey known as digital compositor
  • Luke Letkey known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • May Leung known as lead fx td: Double Negative
  • Sebastian Leutner known as digital producer: Pixomondo
  • Nick Levenduski known as animator
  • Lyndon Li known as senior technical director
  • Kent Lidke known as digital effects artist
  • Kymber Lim known as digital producer: Digital Domain
  • Jirí Linhart known as visual effects artist
  • Elana Joy Livneh known as visual effects assistant editor
  • Justin Lloyd known as lighting technical director
  • Dave Lo known as senior modeler: Uncharted Territory
  • Zachary Lo known as digital compositor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Gresham Lochner known as digital compositor
  • Jo Lockman known as digital production administrator
  • Carl Loeffler known as systems engineer: Scanline VFX
  • Nicholas Loizides known as environment modeler: Uncharted Territory
  • Venessa Loubert known as previz coordinator
  • Nick Loy known as color and lighting lead
  • Nick Loy known as look development lead
  • Keith Luczywo known as associate production manager: SPI
  • Robert Luo known as technical director
  • Philip Lücke known as digital compositor
  • Alastair Macleod known as virtual camera operator
  • Carol Madrigal known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Kevin Mains known as digital effects artist
  • Zach Mandt known as matte painter
  • Marco Marenghi known as animator
  • Indah Maretha known as digital artist
  • Lisa Marra known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sven Martin known as creature supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Will Martindale known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Andres Martinez known as visual effects
  • Leonardo Martinez known as animator
  • Ruheene Masand known as visual effects coordinator
  • Wendy Mashburn known as digital production management: SPI
  • Richard Matsushita known as texture artist
  • Dirk Mauche known as modeling supervisor: ScanlineVFX
  • Kirk Mawhinney known as modeler
  • Björn Mayer known as visual effects artist: pixomondo (as Bjoern Mayer)
  • Eric McAvoy known as digital compositor
  • Matt McDonald known as visual effects supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • John McGee known as digital artist
  • Paul McGhee known as senior digital color timer: SPI
  • Allan McKay known as fx artist: Pixomondo
  • Chris McLeod known as visual effects coordinator
  • Cory L. McNeill known as visual effects coordinator
  • James McPhail known as previsualization artist
  • Michael Meagher known as visual effects executive producer
  • Naveen Medaram known as digital compositor
  • Naveen Medaram known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Gurel Mehmet known as digital matte painter: Double Negative
  • Chad Meire known as digital compositor
  • Joel Román Mendías known as executive producer: Scanline VFX
  • Pieter Mentz known as digital effects artist: Pixomondo
  • Todd Mesher known as digital effects artist
  • Todd Mesher known as visual effects artist
  • Steven Messing known as digital matte artist
  • David Michaels known as digital artist
  • Scott Michelson known as visual effects executive producer
  • Michel Mielke known as visual effects producer: ScanlineVFX
  • Tadao Mihashi known as technical developer: Digital Domain
  • Justin Mijal known as lead modeler
  • Scott Miller known as digital production: Scanline VFX
  • Steve Miller known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Steven Miller known as paint/roto artist: Hydraulx
  • Nathan Millsap known as digital effects artist
  • Sangita Mistry known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Justin Mitchell known as senior vfx artist
  • Michele Moen known as matte painter
  • John Monos known as shading supervisor
  • Evangeline Monroy known as digital production manager
  • Alberto Montañés known as digital compositor
  • Alberto Montañés known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Chris F. Moore known as visual effects
  • Jim Moorhead known as digital artist
  • Koji Morihiro known as lead animator
  • Lauren Morimoto known as roto/paint lead
  • Paolo Moscatelli known as senior technical director
  • Mohsen Mousavi known as cg effects supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Mohsen Mousavi known as lead effects technical director: PIxomondo
  • Tomas Muller known as matte painter
  • Kyle Mulqueen known as digital artist: building modeler
  • Masakazu Murakami known as effects technical director
  • Masakazu Murakami known as td effect: ScanlineVFX
  • Ken Murano known as motion capture technical supervisor: Giant Studios
  • Dennis Murillo known as IT Coordinator: Uncharted Territory
  • Mike L. Murphy known as previs designer (as Mike Murphy)
  • Ken Museth known as senior software engineer
  • Howie Muzika known as modeler: Digital Domain
  • Sven Müller known as digital artist: Pixomondo
  • Alessandro Nardini known as visual effects
  • Salima Needham known as digital compositor
  • Cameron Neilson known as lead compositor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Travis Nelson known as paint artist
  • Travis Nelson known as rotoscope artist
  • Nick New known as vfx td: Double Negative
  • Chun Seong Ng known as modeler: Hydraulx
  • Vinh Nguyen known as senior compositor
  • Alex Nice known as cg modeler
  • Alex Nice known as matte painting crew
  • Merysa Nicholas known as lead compositor
  • Lukas Niemczyk known as visual effects artist
  • Talon Nightshade known as matte painter
  • Peter Nofz known as visual effects supervisor: SPI
  • James P. Noon known as tracking
  • Kerry Nordquist known as texture painter
  • Ian Northrop known as integration artist: Digital Domain
  • Ezekiel Norton known as previsualization supervisor: Image Engine
  • Jean Claude Nouchy known as visual effects technical director
  • Jordan Nounnan known as previsualization artist: Proof
  • Mike Oakley known as digital artist: Uncharted Territory (as Michael Anthony Oakley Walls)
  • Mike Ocoboc known as digital compositor
  • Cenay Oekmen known as digital artist
  • Tobbe Olsson known as visual effects artist
  • Rob Ostir known as previsualization artist
  • Crystal Page known as render wrangler: Pixomondo
  • Claudio Jimenez Palomar known as pre-visualisation artist: Image Engine
  • Eugene Paluso known as visual effects artist
  • Bruno Parenti known as digital compositor: Hydraulx
  • Daniel Pastore known as matchmove artist
  • Simon Pate known as visual effects artist
  • Lorna Paterson known as visual effects producer: Double Negative
  • Anuj Patil known as senior lighting and compositing technical director: SPI
  • Andrew A. Paules known as digital artist
  • Daniel Paulsson known as fx artist
  • Goran Pavles known as visual effects artist
  • Chris Payne known as digital compositor
  • Joseph Pepper known as senior technical director
  • Patrick Perez known as previs artist
  • Todd Perry known as environment supervisor
  • Cristin Pescosolido known as compositor
  • Christine Peterson known as digital compositor: Scanline VFX
  • Tobias Pfeiffer known as visual effects editor
  • Jason Piccioni known as digital artist
  • George Plakides known as visual effects artist
  • Danielle Plantec known as cg supervisor: Scanline VFX
  • Leetal Platt known as production assistant: Uncharted Territory
  • Darren Poe known as digital effects supervisor
  • Christian Pokorny known as shading supervisor: ScanlineVFX
  • John Polyson known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Kate Porter known as digital compositor
  • Phillip Prahl known as technical director
  • Danielle Probst known as visual effects coordinator: previz
  • Ed Pulis known as matchmove artist
  • Franzisca Puppe known as visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo
  • Francis Puthanangadi known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Osiris Pérez known as technical developer
  • The-Hung Quach known as texture lead
  • Ben Radcliffe known as digital artist
  • Chris Radcliffe known as digital artist
  • Scott Rader known as senior inferno artist: Hydraulx
  • Nigel Rafter known as animator
  • Nigel Rafter known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Nordin Rahhali known as senior technical director
  • Balaji Ramakrishna known as digital compositor
  • Vinoth Ramalingam known as matchmove artist
  • Sandesh Ramdev known as digital compositor
  • Lance Ranzer known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Gal Ratner known as visual effects: Pipeline Programmer
  • Devon Read known as digital compositor: Gradient Effects
  • Greg Reed known as visual effects assistant editor
  • Richard R. Reed known as digital compositor
  • Richard R. Reed known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Julia Reinhard known as compositing lead: Double Negative
  • Thomas Reppen known as digital artist
  • Brett Reyenger known as digital compositor
  • Anthony Reyna known as visual effects editor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Grover Richardson known as roto/paint artist: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Marc D. Rienzo known as compositing supervisor
  • Tim Riley known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Say Rintharamy known as effects lead: Scanline VFX
  • Brian Ripley known as digital artist
  • Rick Rische known as matte artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Gizmo Rivera known as compositor
  • Federico Rivia known as lead texture artist
  • Karl Rogovin known as digital artist: Hydraulx
  • Daniel P. Rosen known as visual effects supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Benjamin Ross known as mattepaintings: ScanlineVFX
  • Jeya Ruban known as compositor: imageworks india
  • Michael S. Ruscheinsky known as compositor
  • Olivier Ryard known as digital compositor
  • Ari Sachter-Zeltzer known as cg effects supervisor
  • Gia Sadhwani known as visual effects artist
  • Krystal Sae Eua known as model/texture artist: Hydraulx
  • Ryo Sakaguchi known as cg effects animation lead: Digital Domain
  • Rhys Salcombe known as additional modelling: Double Negative
  • Miguel A. Salek known as visual effects
  • Nicole Samarron known as digital compositor
  • Joe Sambora known as production assistant
  • Ramprasad Sampath known as visual effects
  • Marc-Andre Samson known as lead matte painter
  • Christopher Sanchez known as visual effects artist
  • Nancy Sandberg known as visual effects: Digital Domain
  • David Satchwell known as digital effects artist
  • Heather Saunders known as visual effects production assistant
  • Carlo Scaduto known as digital compositor
  • Joe Scarr known as fx artist
  • Michael Scheffler known as systems engineer: ScanlineVFX
  • Nabil Schiantarelli known as compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Erick Schiele known as senior technical director: lighting
  • Richard Schipper known as 2D Simulation
  • Eduardo 'Lalo' Schmidek known as lead fx artist: Double Negative
  • Boris Schmidt known as cg supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Roman Schmidt known as cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX
  • David Schoneveld known as digital effects artist: Hydraulx
  • Florian Schroeder known as lead digital compositor: Pixomondo
  • Florian Schuck known as digital compositor: Pixomondo
  • York N. Schueller known as character technical director
  • Patrick Schuler known as cg effects artist: Pixomondo L.A.
  • Timo Schumacher known as fx technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Alex Scollay known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew E. Scrase known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Alexander Seaman known as lead visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Kevin Sears known as lighting artist
  • Jason Selfe known as lead compositor: Digital Domain
  • Parker Sellers known as previs artist
  • Panneer Selvam known as compositor: Imageworks India
  • Jaeil Seo known as matte painter
  • John Seru known as digital artist: Double Negative
  • Laura Sevilla known as digital compositor
  • Jeff Shank known as digital effects
  • Steve Shearston known as visual effects artist
  • Will Shepherd known as effects artist
  • Yoosung Shin known as cg modeler
  • Prateep Siamwalla known as tracking
  • Davide Sibilia known as fx technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Clancy Silver known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Andrew Simmonds known as digital compositor
  • Andrew Simmonds known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Craig A. Simms known as senior compositor
  • K.S. Sivapriyan known as matchmove artist
  • Sally Slade known as digital artist
  • Brian Smallwood known as compositor: Scanline VFX
  • Douglas James Smith known as digital artist
  • Jeremy Smith known as visual effects artist
  • Ryan T. Smolarek known as rebel unit
  • Eva Snyder known as junior compositor: Gradient Effects
  • Maciek Sokalski known as digital compositor
  • Sepp Sonntag known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Sepp Sonntag known as modelling artist: ScanlineVFX
  • Chris Soyer known as visual effects artist
  • John C. Sparks known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Marion Spates known as digital artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Mark Spevick known as visual effects artist
  • Katie Spinelli known as visual effects coordinator
  • Bill Spradlin known as lighting technical director
  • Jiri Stamfest known as matte painter
  • Chris Starwalt known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Kai Stavginski known as visual effects artist
  • Marc Steinberg known as senior modeler: digital domain
  • Jason Stellwag known as digital artist
  • David Stephens known as cg supervisor
  • Michele Stewart known as visual effects coordinator
  • Paul Venn Stirling known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Jelena Stojanovic known as compositing supervisor
  • Greg Strasz known as additional visual effects art director
  • Greg Strasz known as texture lead: Uncharted Territory
  • Colin Strause known as visual effects supervisor
  • Greg Strause known as visual effects supervisor
  • Robert Stromberg known as matte artist
  • Frederick George Stuhrberg known as 3D scanning
  • Sung Wook Su known as visual effects artist
  • Aline Sudbrack known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Daniel Sunwoo known as compositor
  • Kristen Swanson known as paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
  • Peter Szewczyk known as lighting artist
  • Hirofumi Takeda known as digital artist
  • Takashi Takeoka known as compositing supervisor – post office visual fx
  • Olcun Tan known as visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
  • Hanzhi Tang known as lighting lead: Digital Domain
  • Aaron Tankenson known as manager recruiting
  • Thomas Tannenberger known as visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
  • Dann Tarmy known as digital lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Dann Tarmy known as look development artist: Digital Domain
  • Britton Taylor known as digital effects artist
  • Paul Taylor known as animation lead
  • Vahid Tehrani known as fx artist: ScanlineVFX
  • Rodrigo Teixeira known as senior lighting technical director: Columbia Pictures/Uncharted Territory
  • Scott Tessier known as animator
  • Scott Tessier known as digital artist
  • Saravanan Thanikachalam known as matchmove artist: Sony Imageworks Inc
  • Cameron Thomas known as compositor: Gradient FX
  • Robert Charles Thomas known as visual effects artist
  • Gavyn Thompson known as visual effects artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Joe Thornley known as lead fx artist
  • Daniel Thron known as matte painter
  • Steve Tizzard known as digital compositor
  • Jon Tojek known as visual effects
  • Remy Torre known as visual effects
  • Micole Toyloy known as digital artist
  • Duc Minh Tran known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Guy Trevers known as scanning and recording
  • Emerito Trevino known as technical developer: Digital Domain
  • Stefano Trivelli known as senior compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • Stephan Trojansky known as senior visual effects supervisor: Scanline VFX
  • Denis Trutanic known as senior camera technical director: Pixomondo
  • Greg Tsadilas known as sequence lighting lead
  • Melissa Tseng known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Hiroshi Tsubokawa known as visual effects artist
  • Melanie Rose Tucker known as render wrangler
  • Matthew Twyford known as compositing supervisor
  • Max Tyrie known as senior character animator
  • Michael S. Underwood known as render wrangler
  • Kevin Vanderjagt known as i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX
  • John D. Vaughan known as visual effects accountant
  • Jean Frédéric Veilleux known as digital compositor
  • Hristo Velev known as visual effects artist
  • Carlos A. Vidal known as look development lead: SPI
  • Andreas Vrhovsek known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • David Vána known as visual effects supervisor: UPP Prague
  • Christian Waite known as digital effects artist
  • Sonja Waldraff known as recruiter: Pixomondo
  • John B. Wallace known as texture artist: SPI
  • Nancey S. Wallis known as senior technical director: SPI
  • Michael M. Walsh known as motion capture animator: motion editor
  • Kyle Ware known as visual effects coordinator
  • Mortimer Warlimont known as senior compositor: ScanlineVFX
  • Daniel Warom known as digital artist: Uncharted Territory / SFD
  • Jun Watanabe known as effects animator
  • Adam Watkins known as cg supervisor: The Syndicate
  • Judy Webster known as vfx pa
  • Marc Weigert known as visual effects supervisor
  • Stacey Weigert known as digital compositor: Uncharted Territory
  • José Manuel Weil known as shading and lighting technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Mark H. Weingartner known as visual effects director of photography: Paris/London
  • John Welborn known as software engineer
  • Chris Wells known as visual effects supervisor: hydraulx
  • Florian Werzinski known as modeler: ScanlineVFX
  • Neil West known as senior matchmove artist
  • Cameron Widen known as pre-visualization supervisor: Image Engine
  • Guy Wiedmann known as visual effects editor
  • Bethany Wilksen known as senior digital coordinator
  • C. Jerome Williams known as paint/roto artist: Hydraulx
  • Guy Williams known as environment supervisor
  • Ned Wilson known as compositor: Scanline VFX LA
  • Deborah Wiltman known as digital compositor
  • Marco Wilz known as digital artist
  • Magdalena Wolf known as visual effects project manager
  • Patrick Wolf known as lead pipeline developer
  • Steven D. Wolff known as digital artist
  • Christal Wolgamott known as visual effects producer: Factory VFX
  • Loeng Wong-Savun known as Inferno artist
  • Bjoern Wortmann known as i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX
  • Leah Wouters known as senior production services technician
  • Kai Woytke known as compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX
  • Alex Wuttke known as visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
  • Xye known as tracking
  • Yoshiya Yamada known as modeling supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Chris Qi Yao known as texture painter
  • Fikret Yildirim known as digital artist
  • Travis Yohnke known as visual effects artist
  • Leanne Young known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Ahmed Yousry known as generalist td
  • Pouya Zadrafiei known as visual effects artist
  • Ismat Zaidi known as executive producer: ScanlineVFX
  • Joseph A. Zaki known as visual effects (as Joseph Zaki)
  • Attila Zalanyi known as effects technical director: Uncharted Territory
  • Riccardo Zanettini known as lighting lead/compositor
  • Oliver Zangenberg known as visual effects artist: Pixomondo
  • Luca Zappala known as senior technical director: Double Negative
  • Erik Zimmermann known as visual effects artist: Digital Domain
  • Christian Zurcher known as visual effects artist: Uncharted Territory
  • Gereon Zwosta known as shading and lighting technical director: ScanlineVFX
  • Henrik Zähringer known as digital artist
  • Nadarajan Usha Abheesh known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • Stephen Borneman known as technical director: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Chandrasekhar known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • John Abraham Chempil known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • Patrick Conaty known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Enrico Damm known as cg intern: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Patrick Flannery known as visual effects stills photographer: Hydraulx (uncredited)
  • Amanda Hampton known as software engineer (uncredited)
  • Jon Hanzelka known as 3d modeler: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Claas Henke known as visual effects concept artist (uncredited)
  • Michael Honrada known as roto/paint artist: Evil Eye Pictures (uncredited)
  • Manickam Kathirvel known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • James Kirk known as software engineer (uncredited)
  • Praveen Kumar known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Taz Lodder known as technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Paul Maurice known as Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Robert Nederhorst known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Phiyen Nguyen known as pre-visualization artist (uncredited)
  • Andrea Lackey Pace known as manager of production services and resources (uncredited)
  • Peter Pace known as matte painting supervisor (uncredited)
  • Martin Saechsinger known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • V. Samundeswari known as senior compositor: Imageworks India, Sony Pictures Imageworks (uncredited)
  • David Sanchez known as cg modeler (uncredited)
  • Kai Schadwinkel known as cg intern: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Karen N. Sickles known as recruiter: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Dominic Sidoli known as resource manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Masuo Suzuki known as technical developer (uncredited)
  • Patrick Timmermann known as visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Nowell Valeri known as matchmove/fx td: Evil Eye Pictures (uncredited)
  • Anu Vijayan known as matchmove artist (uncredited)
  • Jaikishan Vyas known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Susan M. Weeks known as compositing supervisor (uncredited)
  • Virginia Wilson known as digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Christian Zeiler known as visual effects intern: Uncharted Territory (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Belgium 11 November 2009
  • Egypt 11 November 2009
  • France 11 November 2009
  • Kuwait 11 November 2009
  • Malta 11 November 2009
  • Netherlands 11 November 2009
  • Poland 11 November 2009
  • Switzerland 11 November 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Australia 12 November 2009
  • Austria 12 November 2009
  • Croatia 12 November 2009
  • Czech Republic 12 November 2009
  • Georgia 12 November 2009
  • Germany 12 November 2009
  • Greece 12 November 2009
  • Hong Kong 12 November 2009
  • Hungary 12 November 2009
  • India 12 November 2009
  • Israel 12 November 2009
  • Kazakhstan 12 November 2009
  • Lebanon 12 November 2009
  • Malaysia 12 November 2009
  • New Zealand 12 November 2009
  • Peru 12 November 2009
  • Portugal 12 November 2009
  • Russia 12 November 2009
  • Singapore 12 November 2009
  • Slovakia 12 November 2009
  • Slovenia 12 November 2009
  • South Korea 12 November 2009
  • Switzerland 12 November 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Syria 12 November 2009
  • Ukraine 12 November 2009
  • Brazil 13 November 2009
  • Bulgaria 13 November 2009
  • Canada 13 November 2009
  • China 13 November 2009
  • Denmark 13 November 2009
  • Estonia 13 November 2009
  • Finland 13 November 2009
  • Guatemala 13 November 2009
  • Iceland 13 November 2009
  • Indonesia 13 November 2009
  • Ireland 13 November 2009
  • Italy 13 November 2009
  • Lithuania 13 November 2009
  • Mexico 13 November 2009
  • Norway 13 November 2009
  • Panama 13 November 2009
  • Philippines 13 November 2009
  • Republic of Macedonia 13 November 2009
  • Romania 13 November 2009
  • Spain 13 November 2009
  • Sweden 13 November 2009
  • Taiwan 13 November 2009
  • Turkey 13 November 2009
  • UK 13 November 2009
  • USA 13 November 2009
  • Uruguay 13 November 2009
  • Venezuela 13 November 2009
  • Iraq 19 November 2009 (Sulaymani)
  • Japan 20 November 2009
  • Pakistan 27 November 2009
  • Armenia 29 November 2009
  • Argentina 3 December 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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Posted on March 30, 2012 by Harry in Movies | Tags: , , , , , .

10 Comments

  1. bennog from Netherlands
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    They had all the money, actors and special effects they needed so howdid they manage to screw this one up? Obviously they thought exitingmoments were more important than developing deeper characters andthat's why this story that had great potential stayed so shallow. Thedialog was always cheesy and none of the 'hero's' in this film reallyshowed any real emotions nor did they give any of those speeches thatgive the audience goose bumps. Another thing that really bothered mewas that so much was almost going wrong the whole time. Every second ofthe film had a 'close call' which made the film seem totallyunrealistic. Examples are planes taking off just before the runwaycollapses or driving just fast enough to not get hit by an explosion.This can be very cool if it doesn't happen 100% of the time and I havenever seen a movie abusing this way of creating excitement to thisextent. So to sum up: If you feel like turning your brain off andwatching special effects and big explosions with a very shallowstoryline then this movie is for you. But if you feel like watching amovie with a bit of depth then go and see something else.

  2. shakesbeer from Austria
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    I was well aware that this movie would be about over-the-top action andCGI only and so I decided to shut down my brain to stand-by and directall available blood to the eyes and ears. A technique that worksperfectly for classic Bruce Willis or Arnie films giving you 2 hours ofentertainment and fun. Unfortunately this time it did not work. "2012"delivers so many low blows to a homo sapiens' mind that some kind ofsubconscious alarm must have been triggered that woke up my brain toavoid any permanent damage. Then the real suffering began.

    You don't expect to get a good script with witty dialog and goodstorytelling in movies like this – and you don't get it. You don'texpect the best and most convincing actors in the world in movies likethis – and you don't get them. Woody Harrelson being the onlyexception. You probably don't expect the best editing, lighting,costume designing etc. in movies like this – and you don't get them.

    You DO expect overwhelming visuals in this kind of movies – you getthem partially. You DO expect thrills and suspense and surprises inthis kind of movies – you don't get them.

    Roland Emmerich artfully manages to make watching the end of the worldin monumental pictures a thoroughly boring experience. Why? Becausethis film never touches you in any way. The main characters remainshallow throughout the whole 158 minutes. Some are just notinteresting, others are so overdrawn (Yuri, Tamara) that you just can'tthink of them as real people. The story does not develop and lead tosomething you did not expect. There is no flow. Ridiculous actionscenes alternate with pathetic, kitschy good-bye talks that fail tocatch you because NO actual human being would ever talk or act in theways depicted here. There is no realism at all in virtually any sceneof the film so how could you manage to connect to it?

    But the worst of all is the awkward exaggeration in EVERYTHING shown onthe screen. It is nice to see a nail-biting last-second escape in amovie. Seeing your main characters taking a one-in-a-million chanceevery ten minutes is revolting. It is an insult to your intelligence.In this respect "2012" has set a new standard. It makes all four"Indiana Jones" movies look like documentaries. Who cares for the lawsof physics? Just invent new ones if it is necessary to save the hero!

    Of course this is fiction and you are allowed some creativity to keepthings going but there is a limit to what you can ask from the viewerto believe.

    *** Spoiler*** My "favourite" scene of the movie: Our heroes are on aRussian cargo plane heading for China. The plane is piloted by oneprofessional and a student pilot who has had a few hours on a singleengine sports airplane(?). After having survived a last-second escape(see?) from the airport they are planning to get a refueling at Hawaii.Unfortunately the island has turned into a lump of molten lava and theyhave to continue their flight knowing they would not make it to Chinabut go down somewhere in the open waters. The very moment they run outof fuel they discover that the Asian continent has moved 2500kilometers in their direction(!) and they crash-land their aircraft onsome elevated plain a stone's throw from the original destination! Ofcourse there is a group of helicopters flying by only minutes later topick them up and get them to the secret base they were heading for…*** End of Spoiler ***

    And no, this is not an exception. There are numerous parts like this.It is just like I said: an insult to your intelligence.

    Believe me, I could easily list at least a hundred of flaws and errorsmade in this movie ranging from human behavior over technical design tomathematical chances – not even regarding the constant violation ofphysical principles.

    All in all I am convinced that it is for your own good not to spendyour money on buying a ticket for this crap but find any other use forit. Burning it is a legitimate alternative. At least that would saveyour time.

  3. ridley_coppola from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    I went to an advance screening of 2012 a few nights ago and I have toadmit that this movie was entertaining at best and that's it. The wholemovie is almost entirely comprised of special effects. Of course you'llsee all of the lead characters survive scenarios that a regular humanbeing would not. Some of the scenes are so ridiculously unbelievablethat you want to laugh at the fodder that's being expected of you tobelieve. Emmerich certainly pushes "suspension of disbelief" to itslimit.

    John Cusack and Woody Harrelson are the only actors that attempt tohold the film together, while Danny Glover and Thandie Newton were anutter and complete let-down considering their previous work history.You won't see any remotely Oscar-worthy performances here. The castingof this film seemed off and poorly executed. You could tell the bulk ofthe financial budget went to the special effects and not the actors.

    The thing that I found thoroughly disappointing about 2012 is that it'salmost entirely lacking of any interesting backstory or intellectualsubstance whatsoever. There's very little mention of the Mayancalendar, Mayan history, or any of the prophetic wisdom that hasforeseen the supposed end of days. The fear, analysis, curiosity, andeverything else you've ever wondered about this new mysterious yearthat is quickly approaching is almost entirely removed from this film.That would have and could have made this film closer to a 10 if Ididn't feel like my brain was utterly wasted on this CGI and specialeffects bonanza. They try to cram so many explosions, eruptions,earthquakes, and natural disasters into two hours that I might be alittle desensitized to the real thing if it ever happens. After awhilenothing felt realistic or interesting about it at all.

    It's novelty entertainment at best and that's it. You won't wince athow painfully awful this movie is, and you won't walk away knowinganything meaningful about 2012, but hopefully you'll help repay Sonypictures for the exorbitant amount of money that they and RolandEmmerich spent on their special effects budget. Don't say you weren'twarned.

  4. bragant from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    2012 cost 260 million dollars and is 158 minutes long. At roughly 2million dollars a minute, one might at least expect a thrill-a-secondwork of exciting entertainment, since one does not go to a RolandEmmerich movie expecting either art or deep meaning. Unfortunately, themany millions spent on this bloated, overblown "B" genre programmercould not guarantee the filmmakers a good script with a tight plot andinteresting characters. Emmerich treats his own screenplay (co-writtenby Harold Klausner) with a level of seriousness customarily reservedfor the Holocaust or biopics of figures like Jesus Christ or MahatmaGhandi. There is no plot to speak of – Jackson Curtis (John Cusack)learns of the impending end of the world and has to rescue hisoffspring and ex-wife from danger. That's all that happens in theentire movie – for over 2.5 hours! By the 4th or 5th time we have seenJackson and his gang escape death (whether by earthquake, plane crash,volcanic eruption, tsunami, etc., etc.) the whole thing has become soturgid and wearisome that one finds oneself rooting for the tsunami tokill them all just so the movie can end and one can go home. The thinplot might not be all that bad if the film were better-paced and moreexciting, but Emmerich wants you to know that he is A Serious Auteurand that 2012 is an Important Film About Our Time, so every sequencekeeps going WAY past its sell-by date. Watching this movie is likebeing hit in the head with a wooden plank multiple times – one iseventually stunned into abject submission. Emmerich does everything atleast twice, and his respect for his own material seems to haveconvinced him that 2012 could not have been shorter by one second, whenat least 45 minutes of useless sub-plots involving disposable minorcharacters as well as repetitive sequences of cities collapsing, flamescovering the sky, 1500 meter waves drowning everything in sight andfamous monuments crumbling into depthless chasms could and should havebeen left on the cutting-room floor. By the time Jackson saves thehigh-tech ark containing what's left of North American civilization(don't ask), apparently by channeling Shelley Winters' swim scene fromThe Poseidon Adventure, any sense of awe which the sight of huge waveswashing over the Himalayas should generate in the audience has beenreplaced by a numb wish that the whole thing will be over soon and aprayer that one's brain death will only be temporary. After watching awhole lot of cities get destroyed again and again, one simply becomesmentally and visually exhausted by the whole bloated mess. Surprisinglystrong performances from a thoroughly professional cast are wasted ontissue-thin characterizations – but believe me, these performers earnedtheir money just from being able to say the bland, clichéd lines theyare given with a straight face. Furthermore, despite the appearance ofrealism thanks to some technically flawless CGI, there is no blood orgore – there should be body parts raining down from the sky during thedestruction of LA, but somehow no one seems to be on the streets. Onthe other hand, a lot of blood and gore might have reminded the movieaudience that one is in fact watching a film about the extinction ofliterally billions of living things, but why should something so pettybe more important than seeing whether John Cusack will get backtogether with his ex-wife and become a hero so his whiny, spoiled sonwill accept him? In any case, what does it say about contemporarysociety that a movie showing nothing less than the destruction of theentire world is rated "PG-13"? As far as the "science" and "facts"behind this utterly ridiculous bit of piffle, the less said about that,the better. Of course, this piece of overblown trash will probably turnhundreds of millions for its makers and secure Emmerich's position asone of the top commercial directors of the day. At least if the worldactually ends in 2012, all copies of 2012 will be destroyed.

  5. Dan Franzen (dfranzen70) from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    There is now a long, grand history of disaster films in Hollywood. Thebest of the lot have combined suspense with cutting-edge effects tokeep your adrenaline pumping. The worst combine cheesy CGI with shallowcharacters whose deaths won't affect you much.

    Here's 2012, summed up: Look, some recognizable landmark! Kablam! Look,a giant wave! Wooo! Do our intrepid Good Guys have enough time tooutrun the imploding planet and foil a plot to save only the pretty,rich people? Probably! It's pretty clear what happened to bring us tothis point. Roland Emmerich, who's made such cinematic classics asIndependence Day, The Patriot, Godzilla, and The Day after Tomorrow,was asked if he wanted a quintillion billion bazillion dollars to makea movie about the end of the world, and he said sure. Then he tookparts of each movie's script, filmed them mostly with CGI, and pocketedthe rest. Viola! Greatest movie! (A quick break to sum up the plot.Apparently, the sun and the planets have all aligned with the center ofthe galaxy, which winds up causing the Earth's crust to break up, whichthen causes the tectonic plates to shift. Mass hysteria! Dogs and cats,living together! The End.) See, there are two ways Emmerich could havegone with this movie. He could have given us characters to follow whomwe cared a little about, thus involving us in their plights, and mixedin some convincing special effects. Or he could have said, "The heckwith the characters, give me blowy-uppy thingys." This sometimes works:See Independence Day, a movie that made me feel pretty good when I leftthe theater after seeing it but that ultimately, frankly, was prettybad.

    Emmerich chose the latter. Which would have been fine, but the effectsthemselves are wildly unrealistic and often take so long to set up thatyou completely notice how godawful they really are. For example – andif you've seen the trailer, this is in there – there's a scene in whichthe Sistine Chapel falls, crushing thousands of spectators. Because thetoppling is so slow to complete, it becomes painfully obvious that it'sjust a film running on a screen behind people running away. Sad andunintentionally hilarious.

    And you can forget about the plot, really, because most of it makes nosense anyway and would happen only in a Big Movie like this. Of COURSEJohn Cusack is divorced from his hot, bitchy wife (Amanda Peet) and ofCOURSE she's hooking up with a plastic surgeon who of COURSE winds uphaving had some flying lessons that of COURSE will save them all and ofCOURSE Cusack's young son will somehow save the day as well and ofCOURSE there is a Russian businessman who used to be a boxing legendand of COURSE he punches someone out. And of COURSE people say "MyGod!" a lot, because that's what people do in crappy disaster films.And of COURSE the president is black, because in Hollywood black peopleget to be president only if disaster is a-coming.

    At least the acting isn't horrible. Because everyone just runs fromplace to place in an effort to escape the horror, there aren't anysubtle, low-key scenes that would allow good actors to flourish. Cusackis good in general, but what the heck is he doing in here? He's usuallyso good at picking projects, and he chose this? Willingly? Oliver Plattplays the kind of role that Bruce McGill typically gets, the hamhanded,I'm-in-charge, Al-Haig-like politician. I can't even remember histitle. Danny Glover gets to be president and does get the best dialogin the film, even if his role isn't a big one. Woody Harrelson, as acrazed DJ deep in Yellowstone is also a lot of fun, although he's notthe kind of guy you'd want to sit next to on a transatlantic flight.

    Final verdict: Yikes. Yikes, yikes, and yikes. If you dare watch thistravesty, you might find yourself laughing hysterically at things – andthis is important – that were not meant to be funny. If that's yourthing, this is your movie. I managed to see this as a matinée, so I'mnot out the $10-$15 that some people are right now, so at least I gotthat going for me. Best advice: Watch it for free at home on abig-screen TV to fully appreciate the magnitude of suck.

  6. polombob from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    Anybody going to this movie to learn about the Mayan prophecies for2012 or for any true science, is going to be sadly disappointed. But,that is not why we go to movies anyway, is it? That is like going tosee Godzilla expecting to learn something about giant lizards thatvomit radioactive spray. Emmerich has taken a fictitious subject heknew would be controversial and woven some drama into it. People whotend to be slightly paranoid will no doubt be even more so after seeingthe world destroyed according to interpretations of prophecy. Thepeople who sell the books promoting the fear make money, just like themovie producers. So what? I didn't see this movie to pick up anyinformation I haven't learned from the History Channel, nor do Ibelieve any more than I did before, that anything bad is going tohappen on December 21, 2012. Did I go expecting to be highlyentertained by great CGI and action? Yes! And I wasn't disappointed!One thing many reviewers haven't been picking up on while watching thismovie is the very slight tongue-in-cheekiness of the subject thatEmmerich cleverly wove into the plot. He obviously doesn't believe anyof the prophecy any more than most of the rest of us do. You can see itin the actors' performances too: Woody Harrelson, to wit. It is thesame as a weatherman who can deliver his forecast each night withoutlaughing because he truly doesn't know with certainty what is going tohappen, but he tries to make us believe nonetheless.

    See this movie if you love cinema. Enjoy the things about cinema thatmake it great. Take a small pillow for your butt cheeks because almost3 hours of sitting in an uncomfortable theater seat will make you wishyou had. But fear not. There is so much non-stop action you won'tnotice the discomfort too much.

    The film has obvious flaws, trite clichés, and phony science, but ifyou are a fan of 50's sci-fi, you will love this movie. And remember,don't take it too seriously folks, just enjoy it. The end of the worldisn't going to happen in 2012, there really aren't any giantgrasshoppers, ants, or lizards roaming the Earth, and no one's careeris going to end because of their role in this movie. It is Hollywoodhaving a good time with a controversial subject. Nothing new there.

    Enjoy the show!

  7. funwsin from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    The 2012 idea offered a great opportunity to make a true globaldisaster movie. The plot is imbecile. The characters are black andwhite. Typical stereotyping. Except for the White House staff. Theyare, of course, morally pure. The effects are good, but there are veryfew scenes with actual destruction and hi-tech effects. If the moviewere an hour shorter,it would have been better and the story would bemore fluent. The personal relationships took most of the suspense outof the movie. The dialogues are idiotic and simply annoying. Nobody inthe Universe would talk like those pathetic characters in a globalmeltdown.

    The film is full of standard characters. Everything is so predictable.The main characters miraculously survive disasters, land in highmountains and get saved in the last millisecond. 20-30 minutes ofsuperior effects cannot compensate for shallow story and unrealisticcharacters.

  8. chimera-4 from NZ - Palmerston North
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    I don't know what I was thinking going into 2012. I guess I hoped itwasn't as generic as the trailers made it seem. Every trailer I'd everseen for the movie made it look pretty much exactly like The Day AfterTomorrow and it pretty much was.

    Famous landmarks getting destroyed, mass destruction, herooutrunning/driving/flying mass destruction, family rifts that gethealed up at the end, Inconvenient spouses offed and then completelyforgotten about/ignored for the sake of reconciliation with exes. Allthe cliché trademarks are all present and correct, doing their duty bymerely showing up. To be fair it's a competent enough, if silly,disaster movie which offers no surprises whatsoever while laying onmore (admittedly impressive looking) empty spectacle for the sake ofempty spectacle.

    It felt way too long at nearly 3 hours and at least half of that wasthe build up. Predictable and seen it all before buildup at that. We'veall seen it before. Strange geological anomolies. Nerdy tech guyscoming up with unbelievable numbers that mean bad sh*t is gonna begoing down. Officials that don't buy it then eventually do, the crazysurvivalist dude that everyone thinks is nuts that really knows what'sgoing down (here played by a very entertaining Woody Harelson, probablythe best thing about the movie) etc.

    You can pretty much go with your impression of the trailer for thismovie. What you get here is what you expect to get from what thetrailer shows you.

    At best 2012 is totally by the numbers and at worse absolutelyridiculous, cliché and even a bit insulting really…..

  9. Andrew Donaldson from China
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    Okay, the first thing I'd like to say is, ignore those comments frommembers who belong to 'the worst movie ever club!!' These members thinkit is way cool to label every slightly disappointing movie as ' theworst movie ever' and emphasize their juvenility with tons ofexclamation marks. They think it is way cool to trash movies.

    The movie just isn't that bad. It's not that great either so ignorethose who gush and tell you how awesome it is and rate it 10 out of 10.

    This is a film best viewed in the movie theaters on the largest screenpossible to enjoy the thrilling sensation of cities breaking up,tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. This is indeed a thrillingroller-coaster ride. It is best to leave your brain at home, however,as you will cringe at the clichés, the schmaltz, and the absurdities.That doesn't make it the worst film ever, though. So go for the rideand enjoy the CG effects.

  10. eilfurz
    30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

    I loved the first half of the movie with Roland Emmerich seemingly backto form (from his disastrous "10,000 B.C."). But as the movie drags on,even the smallest character gets his "i have to say goodbye to my lovedones"-scene – which becomes quite annoying after you've watched thisfor the 5th time in a row. then comes a great destruction scene andthen we're back in soap-opera territory. don't get me wrong, basicallythat can be said about most of Emmerich's movies – they are justpopcorn cinema – leave your brain at the ticket counter. still, ienjoyed the likes of "Independence Day" or even "The Day AfterTomorrow". But the one thing, he can't do properly is "good"-emotionalcinema – which works fine in some of his other movies when hispathos-laden, goofy dialogue writing doesn't get in the way of the bigexplosions – it fit's, makes them funnier to a point. unfortunatelythis doesn't work for 2012. if somebody could actually cut this moviedown to 90minutes running time, i'd even be lining up for a secondticket.

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