Director: Roland Emmerich
Running Time: 158 minutes
The world is YET AGAIN coming to an end, on the silver screen, that is. Yes, after "Independence Day" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998), "Deep Impact" (1998) and "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004), filmmaker Roland Emmerich (who directed the first and last of the four aforementioned films) has found reason once more to revisit the premise of D-Day in his latest directorial project "2012".
Inspired by recent speculations that the end of the world may be coming in the year 2012, as forecast by the Mayan Long Count calendar, the film barely delves into that theory and chooses instead to focus on the devastating destruction of the world and how it uncovers the ugliness of human nature and the social class system in the face of calamity.