Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2012 The Movie at your nearest cinemas in town

This movie is one of the few movies that I want to watch. You can say it's in my wish list of movies along with New Moon and A Christmas Carol.

I have no idea about the summary for now because I have not watched it yet so I just copied everything from Wikipedia. This is what doing assignments taught me. I learn to copy and paste so professionally.

Note to all: I did not copy and paste for my assignment, okay? I just copied, modified and pasted! There! That's different from Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. I did use my brain to rephrase the sentences. That was hard work. *pat myself*

You have been warned.

2012 The Movie: "We Were Warned"


John Cusack as Jackson Curtis, a science fiction book writer who occasionally works as a limousine driver

Amanda Peet as Kate Curtis, Jackson's ex-wife

Liam James as Noah Curtis, Jackson and Kate's son

Morgan Lily as Lilly Curtis, Jackson and Kate's daughter

Thomas McCarthy as Gordon, Kate's current boyfriend and a plastic surgeon

Danny Glover as Thomas Wilson, the President of the United States

Thandie Newton as Laura Wilson, the First Daughter

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Adrian Helmsley, scientific advisor to the President

Oliver Platt as Carl Anheuser, the President's Chief of Staff

Chin Han as Tenzin, a worker in Tibet

Osric Chau as Nima, a Buddhist monk and Tenzin's brother

Zlatko Burić as Yuri Karpov, a Russian billionaire

Johann Urb as Sasha, a Russian pilot

Beatrice Rosen as Tamara, Yuri's Russian girlfriend

George Segal as Tony Delgatto, an elderly traveling musician going on a cruise with his friend and Adrian Helmsley's father Harry, who along with Tony perished when the cruise ship they have boarded was capsized by an undersea earthquake. He had a family back on land, who also had perished during an earthquake.

Jimi Mistry as Satnam, a scientist who helps discover the events that are to come in India.
Woody Harrelson as Charlie Frost, a conspiracy theorist disguised as Yellowstone hermit who prophesies the end of the world and is considered crazy by others. Harrelson compared his character to the mythological Greek figure Cassandra, whose predictions were dismissed


In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare are acting as microwaves and causing the temperature of the Earth's core to increase rapidly. Adrian informs White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser and US President Thomas Wilson that this will instigate a chain of events that will bring about the end of the world. At the 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, Jackson Curtis is a writer in Los Angeles who works part time as a limousine driver for Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov. Jackson's ex-wife Kate and their children Noah and Lily live with her new boyfriend, plastic surgeon and amateur pilot Gordon Silberman. Jackson takes Noah and Lily on a camping trip to Yellowstone National Park, where they meet Charlie Frost, a conspiracy theorist living as a hermit and hosting his own radio show from the park. 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. The 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, his twin sons, girlfriend Tamara, and pilot Sasha. They join the group and secure an 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. President Wilson chose to remain in Washington D.C., and 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.

Upon arriving in China in a crash-landing that kills Sasha, Yuri and his two sons are taken to the arks, stranding the Curtis family, Gordon, and Tamara, all of whom do not possess tickets. 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, 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 and raised, Yuri falls to his death getting his two sons on in time, and both Gordon and a large electrical power drill fall in between the gears. Gordon is killed, and the lodged drill 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.

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 three 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 the African continent as the only major landmass left above water.

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