Well, putting all the hype aside, let me say that this is still a work of fiction, because this is not the way the world is going to end, per the Bible. The most important thing about this movie is that it highlights the Mayan calendar which in truth predicts two things.
- The year 2012 marks the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar, which will end on December 21, 2012 during the winter solstice, or alternately December 23(Wikipedia), and
- "On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes."(USA Today)
And there shall be signs in the SUN, and in the MOON, and in the STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; THE SEA AND THE WAVES ROARING; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. AND WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The signs and occurrences in the celestial heavens are therefore signs to us of God's impending return, and the end of the world. Now, we have been hearing that the end of the world is near for over two thousand years now, and some people have even began to even doubt if that will ever happen. People have even begun to scoff at the idea that the world as we know it will end, and that God will usher in a new era and world system. God sends these signs therefore to REMIND us that the end is approaching, and that we should keep on being vigilant, and not fall asleep or get caught up in disbelief and complacency.
The year 2010 started with "earthquakes in divers places" such as Haiti, Chile, Indonesia, Turkey, and so on. We even had volcanic eruption in Iceland. Please see this post for a running record of natural earthquakes for 2010 so far. Expect more natural phenomena from the celestial heavens people! As Christ's return draws closer and closer, we can surely expect more and more of these cataclysmic and apocalytic events happening. God's kindgom is at hand. WE WERE WARNED!
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand (Luke 21:29-31).