2012 And The Ghost Of Irwin Allen

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:58 am,

apocaplypse 2012 And The Ghost Of Irwin AllenThere’s a synopsis and review of the spec script for Roland Emmerich’s end of the world disaster movie 2012 that Sony bought before the writers’ strike over at Latino Review. It is completely spoiler-filled so I’ll only give the highlights here.

Since it’s an Emmerich film and that pretty much guarantees it will be awful, I didn’t mind reading the full thing.

Irwin Allen is best remembered for having pretty much invented the disaster movie genre with such films as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. To make sure he covered all the bases he went on to produce made-for-TV-movies with titles like Fire!, Flood! and Cave-In. icon smile 2012 And The Ghost Of Irwin Allen

Since aliens attacking the Earth to wipe out mankind and a weather-driven end of life on Earth weren’t quite enough, Emmerich seems to want to carry on the spirit of Mr. Allen with a real disaster doozy: The end of the world in the year 2012, to coincide with the end of the Mayan calendar (or is it to coincide with the public interest in the year 2012 and cash in big? Nah…)

At least I’ll give the script points for not blaming the end of the world on SUVs and cow methane, but instead on increased solar storm activity. Beyond that, it sounds like typical disaster movie pap, complete with cliched characters doing idiotic things, lots of “wow factor” in massive destruction, etc. From the sound of it, it seems like the Mayan connection is incidental and this is indeed nothing more than an attempt to cash in on the supposed upcoming event.

If you want the entire film completely spoiled head on over to Latino Review at the link below.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. No, the world is going to end at the end of the 20th century!
    Oh wait…

  2. How does Latino Review get all this insider stuff? Never ceases to amaze me.

    Sounds awful, contrived, etc. I don’t know why they even bother anymore. Sure, it makes money…but at the expense of your soul. All that Mayan disaster crap is so old, too. They just got lazy and ended their calendar. Or, they were incredibly superstitious and had no basis for anything. Either way I think we’re safe.

  3. Yeah Vic you totally nailed every point. Seems you and I feel exactly the same when it comes to Emmerich movies.
    Attention grabbing for about 3 seconds is what I think of him and ALL his work.
    (I so hope your reading this Roland,,, Brett Ratner laughs at you.) I have more respect for McG or even Pauly Shore.

    This 2012 film could really be an event , but there just selling out for disaster effects. (That’s original).

    If the producers of “The Day the Earth Stood Still remake” have a clue they will use December 22, 2012 as the day the film begins. (I would at least give the movie bonus points on that)…. ;-)

  4. Oh…your right.The world did end at the end of the 20th century.We all went to hell.The last thing I remember was the Supreme Court letting Bush become president…..then everything went black.

  5. So the world will end/change at the end of 2012? Damn, the UK still has to host the Olympics! Could have saved ourselves a lot of money. ;)

    Not interested in the movie. Big dumb disasters don’t do much for me, and the basing on the Mayan calendar – bah.
    Can’t stand that kind of thing. Oh that’s right, an ancient and lost civilisation must know best!

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