(USA, 2009, 153 minutes)

Solar flares trigger changes in the Earth's crust that lead to massive landmass displacement and the destruction of our civilization; an idealistic scientist devises a plan to save as much as possible before the catastrophe hits, but it happens sooner than predicted. Dull end-of-the-world spectacular marrying state-of-the-art trick effects technology, old-fashioned bargain-basement plotting and hamfisted TV-level dialogue; basically an inflated B-movie that would be twice as better (if not by much) at half the length.

Columbia Pictures presents a Centropolis production.
Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Tom McCarthy, George Segal; with Danny Glover; and Woody Harrelson.
Directed by Roland Emmerich; produced by Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry Franco; screenplay by Harald Kloser and Roland Emmerich, partially inspired by the book by Graham Hancock, Fingerprints of the Gods; music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander; director of photography (Deluxe, Panavision), Dean Semler; production designer, Barry Chusid; costume designer, Shay Cunliffe; film editors, David Brenner, Peter S. Elliot; visual effects supervisors, Volker Engel, Marc Weigert.


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