2012 (movie review)

A couple of days ago I watched the movie 2012.  I was interested in how they would present the material.  I first heard about the prophecies regarding 2012 a few years ago when a student wanted to do a paper on the information that she had been gathering from various sources.  It appears that in a number of religious traditions, the year 2012 has been suggested as the apocalyptic end of the world.

The movie was ok.  It was filled with the expected action, and special effects that one would expect in this genre.  I was glad that I did not pay to see it in a theatre, but waited for it to come out on dvd because it was not that good.

I noticed that they treated the religious predictions respectfully.  Christianity played only a small role.  I suspect that it was out of respect for various religious traditions that played a major role in the movie presentation.

There was an unexpected benefit.  For all practical purposes, a scenario which could result in a world-wide flood, was presented.  This provides some support for the flood story in Genesis.  In fact, the vessels that are used to preserve humanity in the movie are called arks.  Obviously a reference to Noah’s ark.  So overall, I came away with a small sense of support for religious traditions, which is a good thing.

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4 Responses to “2012 (movie review)”

  1. Gloria Says:

    there were a couple of parts I really liked — the parts that I slept through 🙂

  2. WotW Says:

    As a Christian also, I had a little different take on it. I think a lot of people are missing some KEY elements in how this movie portrays Christians. God Bless 🙂

    http://wisdomoftheworld.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/2012-a-christian-film-analysis/

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      WotW, thank you for stopping by and commenting. For readers who would like a more in-depth analysis of the movie, click on the link on the comment by WotW. It is an excellent, thought provoking, commentary.

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