November 08, 2009
Resurrection and The Maya

On the calendar made by the Maya, December 21, 2012 is the end of the calendar calculations, and, during the Maya calendar proved accurate. Thus, many people concluded that this date, the Hour will come, and all mankind would perish.


2012 is an upcoming disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film has an ensemble cast, including John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson. The film will be distributed by Columbia Pictures. Filming began in August 2008 in Vancouver. The film's release date is November 13, 2009.

The film explores the idea of a global doomsday event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar's current cycle on or around December 21, 2012 (the northern hemisphere's winter solstice).

Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a divorced father who occasionally works as a limousine driver and a writer, while his ex-wife (Amanda Peet) and children live together with her new boyfriend. In Guatemala reports start coming in of mass suicides in the Mayan jungles of people attempting to avoid the impending apocalypse. The IHC (Institute for Human Continuity), a secret organization, has realized the situation and begins constructing vast arks beneath the Himalayan mountains designed to withstand most natural disasters in order to save both humanity, significant species, and the greatest treasures of mankind for when doomsday finally happens. There are arguments however about how and when the governments of the world will alert their fellow citizens and even discussions about how the remaining survivors will be selected to survive the catacalysm.

Meanwhile on a day trip to Yellowstone with his two young children, Jackson meets Charlie Frost, who hosts his own radio segment and blog about his belief that the Mayans are correct about 2012. Over the coming days vast cracks are found within the fault lines in California, and despite the pleas from the government that everything is fine, Jackson isn't convinced. Hiring a private plane and gathering crucial supplies he races to his ex-wife's L.A. home to save himself and his family from the Earth's crust displacement occurring all around them. After a long and dangerous race through the collapsing streets to get to Santa Monica Airport, Amanda's new boyfriend Gordon uses his pilot skills to get the family to safety as the runway crumbles beneath them. As they look back the entire cityscape of Los Angeles has already started to crumble into the Pacific.

When they discover that the global cataclysm is happening much faster than expected, they must race to these ships in order to save the human race before all is lost. It soon becomes clear that it's not just Los Angeles that's experiencing disaster, the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts, Las Vegas is destroyed by a massive chasm that cuts through the city and an ash cloud from the Yellowstone eruption, more massive earthquakes occur in South America (one of which destroys the city of Rio de Janeiro). Washington, D.C. is flooded by an enormous tsunami which crushes the White House, and The Vatican in Rome crumbles into oblivion, destroying thousand-year old Catholic architecture and killing hundreds of worshipers within seconds. As worldwide floodings get worse (even at one point beginning to climb over the Himalayas), the U.S. government declares the end of the world.

A group of survivors, including Jackson Curtis and his family must fight their way to China before they can board the great arks and save themselves from the gigantic tidal waves flooding the Earth.

The end of The World...