2012
2009
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Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt

In his earlier films Roland Emmerich allowed aliens and climate change to ravage the Earth, now he ups the ante and brings us the literal end of days. Scientists discover that Earth’s crust begins to shift, which ties in with the Mayan prediction about the end of the world in 2012. All the while, a divorced everyman tries to save his nuclear family. This is an extremely formulaic disaster film, which is at least 30 minutes too long, but you’re in for some spectacular destruction.