Four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico on December 21, 2012. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday
* Actors: Cliff De Young, Ami Dolenz, Dale Midkiff, Danae Nason
* Directors: Nick Everhart
* Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
* Language: English
* Region: All Regions
* Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
* Number of discs: 1
* Studio: Asylum
* DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
* Run Time: 85 minutes
The scenery at the beginning was beautiful, but the movie went downhill from there. I liked Cliff de Young in the Love series and expected that this movie would be wonderful because he was in it. The acting was bad. The dialogue was amateurish and stupid, often with contradictory ideas contained within one sentence, so that even Cliff de Young\\\'s acting looked pitiful. I laughed out loud when one actress said that the president was evacuating the entire west coast, the earth\\\'s rotation had slowed, causing catastrophes all over the world and the end of the world, but her father wanted her to go north to Oklahoma where she would be safe. There was also a statement that European Christians had been in Mexico long before Christopher Columbus. After watching the first half of the movie, I turned it off. It was worse than an old 1950s B grade.
The people who put this movie together must have been a bunch of college kids who, even though they had good intentions, are not very talented. They put together the Mayan 2012 Doomsday calendar with the Rapture/End of the World belief held by Eschatologist Christians. The Roman Catholic Church and most mainline protestant denominations (of which I am a member) do not believe the end of the world will occur as a Rapture and/or a Tribulation period. Belief in the Rapture is mostly confined to Fundamentalists and other Evangelicals. After Christianity became the official religion of Rome in the fourth century CE, this belief was declared a heresy and suppressed. The idea of a Rapture was reintroduced in 1830 by John N. Darby, a minister of the Church of Ireland.
Regardless of whether one believes in the Rapture or not, the movie was amateurish. It was so bad that I tried to get my money back from the rental store.
This movie is a lame and shallow attempt to blend Mayan Cosmology with Christian fundamentalist dogma. The completely convoluted premise that (somehow!) Christians found their way to Mexico in 600 A.D. begins this sappy religious tale. A Christian crucifixion cross is found in a Mayan temple and this inexplicably brings 5 people together in Chichen-Itza.
So much is unexplained, and the mixing of Christianity and Mayan cosmology never gels. The illogical phrase \\\"new beginnings\\\", inserted as dialog, is oxymoronic to this movie, which never gets off the ground. Some apocalyptic science is literally thrown in for effect, without any continuity whatsoever. My favorite part was when hail the size of baseballs falls and never hits the windshield of the SUV ... until ONE piece plunges through the windshield and into the chest of the driver!?!
Save your money and buy (or borrow) the book, \\\"Galactic Alignment\\\" by John Major Jenkins. Someone involved with the screenplay of this movie has some (incredibly minor) knowledge of the information in this book, but apparently never bothered to put much of it in the movie.