Movies that were wrong about the future

These films inaccurately predicted the future

2012 (2009)

Movies that were wrong about the future 1

2012 is a sci-fi disaster film that played off the ancient Mayan prediction that the world would end in the titular year. The Roland Emmerich-directed film follows geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and novelist Jackson Curtis (John Cusack). Adrian discovers the Earth’s crust is becoming unstable after a massive solar flare caused by an alignment of the planets, while Jackson attempts to bring his family to safety as the world is destroyed by a series of extreme natural disasters caused by the instability of the planet’s outermost layer.

Obviously, the world didn’t end in 2012. But if it would in the future, it doesn’t seem that it would happen on the same scale portrayed in the film, in which dramatic shifts in climate, springing earthquakes, plate shifts, tsunamis, and erupting super volcanoes are happening all at the same time.