"Rock and Roll Charity"
What You Need To Know:
12-12-12 is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the Madison Square Garden concert held on Dec. 12, 2012, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which struck New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. The documentary opens with preparations for the concert. After a look at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and its citizens, the day of the concert arrives. A parade of rock stars performs, starting with Bruce Springsteen and ending with Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys.
Once the concert begins, 12-12-12 loses whatever drama it has. However, the music is mostly great, as is the chance to see some legendary mega-stars of rock perform, up close and personal. The movie has some strong moral, patriotic content about helping others in need. There’s even some positive but light Christian, redemptive, spiritual elements referring to church, prayer and praise. However, the doc contains some strong pagan elements, including some “f” words, other foul language, and brief lewd content. There’s also some humanist moments, including a politically correct statement promoting the global warming hoax. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution for 12-12-12.
(PaPa, BB, PP, HH, Cap, C, PCPC, EE, LLL, V, S, N, A, DD, M) Strong mixed pagan worldview with strong moral and patriotic elements honoring America, New York City, and its people, but also strong pagan elements, strong humanist elements, light capitalist elements, and light Christian elements, plus New York’s Democratic governor tries to capitalize on a natural tragedy by spuriously blaming global warning, which has now been revealed as a huge hoax; 22 obscenities (including eight “f” words), one possible Jesus that was very hard to hear or determine, and four light profanities; scenes of violent storm action and fires; no implied or depicted sex, but some lewd references, including a reference to street prostitutes in a parody song from Adam Sandler, and a crude reference to a body part; brief upper male nudity on Roger Daltry of the Who, who performs with his shirt unbuttoned; brief alcohol use and some visits to a couple bars in the devastated area struck by Hurricane Sandy; no smoking or drug use but a possible drug reference about getting “wasted”; and, some miscellaneous content such as rock and roll songs about romantic love, about the teenage years being a wasteland where people get “wasted,” and children wear “Fear breeds walls” T shirts during familiar Pink Floyd song lyrics saying “We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!”
12-12-12 is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the Madison Square Garden concert held on Dec. 12, 2012, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which struck New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It’s a mixed affair. There are some positive moral, patriotic, and spiritual elements about America, New York, and helping others in need, mixed with some strong but brief foul language and strong pagan, human elements. The movie ends on a secular, people can lift ourselves up tone, however.
The documentary opens with preparations for the concert. It’s organized by some of the same folks who organized the 9/11 benefit in New York City after the Muslim terror attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. After a brief look at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and its citizens, the day of the concert arrives. A parade of rock stars performs, starting with Bruce Springsteen and ending with Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys. Brief drama occurs when the computer and phone systems for donations start to overload.
Once the concert begins, 12-12-12 loses whatever drama it has. However, the music is mostly great, as is the chance to see some of the mega-stars of rock perform up close and personal. Only Mick Jagger and Kanye West come across as looking a bit silly, though comic Adam Sandler’s schtick seems to be wearing a bit thin as well.
Accompanied by high production values, 12-12-12 has some strong moral, patriotic content about helping others in need, specifically the people who lost their homes and businesses to the hurricane. There’s even some positive, but light Christian, redemptive, spiritual elements, including brief references to church, prayer and praise. However, the doc also contains some strong pagan elements, including five “f” words. The movie also contains a slightly lewd parody song from comic Adam Sandler. It also ends on a secular, humanist note of “we can lift ourselves up.”
Of course, leave it up to New York’s clueless, misguided Democrat governor, Andrew Cuomo, to blame Hurricane Sandy on global warming. In the first place, the Upper East Coast has suffered devastating hurricanes before in the past 85 years, though perhaps not recently. In the second place, the last 15 years actually have seen a definite cooling trend in world temperatures. Finally, global warming theories have been shown to be a huge hoax created by a cabal of scientists and agenda-driven ecologists who have falsified data and who get large government grants to promote false socialist, environmentalist hysteria.
Because of all this, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution for 12-12-12. The filmmakers should have bleeped out the “f” and “s” words completely to get a more lucrative PG rating.
On a side note, the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund sponsored the concert. Robin Hood is New York’s largest group fighting poverty. What these people forget, however, is that, in the Robin Hood story, Robin Hood was fighting soldiers, sheriffs, and tax collectors who stole from the people under false pretenses so that tyrannical government officials could live a life of luxury. In other words, Robin Hood led his own Tea Party.