2012 Doomsday – Movie Review
2012 Doomsday – the title should say it all. The tagline for this movie on IMDB is: A Modern Christian Epic in the Tradition of The Omega Code and Left Behind presented by Faith Films. That says enough to let you know this is one movie that went straight to the Bargain Basement Bin.
Now I like a good Biblical prophecy movie as much as the next guy, but some movies should not be done, and this movie is no exception. While I can appreciate Faith Films wanting to try and jump on the 2012 bandwagon, there is a definite line that should not be crossed when trying to mix Mayan Prophecy with Biblical Prophecy. Not that I am the leading expert on Mayan Mythology, but I do know that if you are going to write a book or produce a film based on prophecy, then you need to stick with the one set of doctrines. Not start off with it being all about the Mayan Doomsday, then interject the Christian message into the film just because it seems like a good idea at the time or “convenient“.
I don’t like to judge a movie by the cover, but after sitting through this for some 80-odd minutes I cannot even begin to think how to write an objective review about a movie that was, without a doubt, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. And believe me, I have seen some doozies 🙂 I only wish I could get my hands on MIB’s Neuralizer so I can wipe out all memory of the film.
The movie had some good actors in this like Cliff De Young, and Dale Midkiff but even with their long list of acting credits behind them could not salvage this movie from the scrap heap of what I refer to a Lamosity.
This film starts out and it’s only 36 hours before DOOMSDAY. Frank Richards (Dale Midkiff) has made the discovery of a lifetime, a golden crucifix that predates European exploration.
From that point on, the movie gets into the absurd.
We have Lloyd (Cliff DeYoung) the doomsday bureaucrat who’s trying to convince his daughter Sarah (Danae Nason) to leave Mexico, while at the same time he is trying to convince his “team of experts” that the world is coming to an end (if you look close enough, his “experts” look like a room of telemarketers), so Lloyd is faced with a loosing situation no matter which way he looks at it.
Then we have the Mexican character, Alex, played by Joshua Lee. His scene starts simple enough. He is taking photographs (on the sly) of Sarah, then when we see him next, he goes from trying to catch his piece of tail to being her idiot sidekick (how TF that happened I still don’t know. Maybe I fell asleep from boredom). Not to forget the classic scene when he is speeding to the temple in the SUV with Sarah in the passenger seat and the pregnant girl in the back, and suddenly it begins to hail and this idiot (who obviously got his drivers license from a box of Cheerios), is swerving the SUV all over the road to “dodge” the hailstones (Aren’t you glad real people don’t do that!)
Mind you, our idiot sidekick gets impaled by possibly the worlds biggest hailstone, but funnily enough, he manages to stay alive long enough to ramble some crap to Sarah. Being as lame as his acting was, it was probably something to do with she being a hot babe or “save the cheerleader” (hang on, wrong show) 🙂 .. Anyway, who really cares what he mumbled in those long moments. Although he had a hole through his chest the size of a baseball, it was absolutely normal for him to talk to Sarah for 5 minutes.
Note To Self: A person with a hole through their chest the size of a baseball will live long enough to stop the car and talk to the passenger long enough to say all those important things we never wanted to hear… Must test that theory out one day 🙂
If you think that is lame, the movie gets worse from there.
Honestly people, save yourself the 99 cents and rent a different movie and you will save yourself from the Doom that you will find by watching this tripe.
Storyline: The final day on the Mayan calendar finds four faithful strangers convening at an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico in this apocalyptic crap starring Cliff De Young and Dale Midkiff. Centuries ago, the Mayans set a date for the end of time: December 21, 2012. Now that date is upon us, and NASA scientists have noted that a catastrophic polar shift is about to occur. Could it be that an ancient Mexican temple holds the key to unlocking the secret that could protect humankind from total extinction?
Posted on December 8, 2009, in Movie Reviews and tagged 2012 Doomsday, Christian Epic, Cliff De Young, Dale Midkiff, Faith films, IMDB.com, Neuralizer, Omega Code. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.