Tsunamis, earthquakes, crumbling buildings, terror and chaos fill the screen in this futuristic apocalyptic movie. A danger is discovered in 2009 and by 2012 the lurking danger is ready to unleash itself on earth. This movie, which stars the likable John Cusack, also focuses on human relationships so as to encourage the viewer to care about what happens to the characters. Cusack plays Jackson Curtis, a novelist who is divorced from his wife but maintains a relationship with her and his two children, a son and a daughter. She has a new man in her life but when the disaster strikes, they all pull together in order to save all of their lives.
The special effects are pretty amazing and it did look as if Cusack was constantly just driving ahead of the disaster which was gaining on him, whether he was in a truck, a passenger on a plane or an ark. The biblical story of Noah and the ark is unmistakable in this story as a world-wide flood is looming and Jackson’s son is even named Noah. The writers chose to ignore the fact that the Bible states the entire world would never be flooded again. I guess they figured it was a story worth telling twice. At any rate, despite the interest the film manages to sustain, and its success in making the viewers think about how they would feel if they were to knowingly say good-bye to a family member for the last time, the movie unfortunately contains a lot of strong language and we regrettably cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the film. It should be noted that several characters do die in the movie.