COGwriter Review of Sony’s 2012 Movie


As author of 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect, Sony Pictures invited me to attend the press screening of its movie (released tonight on the East Coast and here).  The movie itself is about 2 1/2 hours long.

The film is a high-budget movie with a lot of special effects.  One critic who indicated that the movie had “incoherence” also reported:

It’s also among the most entertaining movies you will see this year (Kelly C.  It’s the end of the world.  San Luis Obispo Tribune, Ticket insert, November 12, 2009, p. F5).

A lot happens in the movie.

The movie starts out with solar flares, then the scene shifts to India.  Essentially, the “scientists” in the movie claim that the solar flares are producing a type of neutrin that is for some reason mutating.  This then is believed to cause the Earth’s core to heat up.

Mayan calendar prophecies are “reported” towards the beginning of the movie.

Various earthquakes occur.

Some civil unrest breaks out.  There is chaos.  More earthquakes, tsunamis, buildings and cities destroyed, high mountains covered with water.

The main characters are Jackson Curtis, an unsuccessful author and divorcee played by John Cusak and Dr. Adrian Helmsley played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.  The main characters survive disasters two different ways.

Jackson Curtis and those with him through some over the top racing and flying around to avoid the earthquakes and other disasters.  Dr. Adrian Helmsley survives because he, and a lot of politicians, wealthy individuals, and selected others because of a secret international plan to save a small remnant of humanity and have transportation pre-arranged.

The movie also has a black USA President, played by Danny Glover, which is consistent with what is expected in 2012.  Woody Harrelson plays someone that comes across as a nut who tries to warn people about what is going to happen.  The movie states that perhaps more people should have listened to those that expect the end of the world–and the movie is correct on that point.

Overall, the movie reflects some writers views of an end-time scenario that they believe is consistent with parts of certain Mayan religious predictions.

From a religious perspective, the movie tends to be dismissive of prayer and shows disasters coming to many who pray.  It indicates that relying on governmental cooperation is the answer to disasters (though since over 5,700,000,000 people apparently die in the movie, that seems an odd answer).  The movie also includes some unnecessary foul language.

As I do not want to spoil the plot for those who have not yet seen it, I will not go into how governments save the 400,000 that get saved.  But I will add that the disasters in the movie miss one continent as it allegedly raises while others somewhat sink, so that is why more than the governments’ 400,000 survive.

So, overall it is a humanitarian Hollywood take on 2012.  It was not intended to be a biblical take (those who wish a biblical take may wish to read the book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect).

The real end of the world as we know it will be more complex than a 2 1/2 hour movie can portray. But the end will not, and cannot happen, prior to 2013.  But it will come to pass.

Three items of possibly related interest may include:

End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood?  How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect
This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012.  The book contains documented prophecies as well as an end time sequence of events that Christians should study and understand.

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