Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
|nudity||There is a scene where a man sexually gropes a woman in a grocery store. He says something along the lines of "Women pay me thousands of dollars to touch their boobs, you get it for free." There is a scene of a boxing match in which women are shown walking through the ring wearing low-cut shirts that stop below their breasts. Lots of cleavage. Some kissing and mentions of sex.|
|violence||A lot of characters are shown dying and dead. Some blood is shown, but it is not overly gory or bloody. The President of the United States is killed by tidal wave in Washington DC, which destroys the White House. A man in Yellowstone is killed by a volcanic eruption. Saint Peter's Basilica is destroyed and the dome rolls on the ground, killing everyone in its path. A large earthquake destroys California and later Las Vegas. A man is crushed by a large gear (no blood) and another person has their leg crushed between two gears (blood later shown on his leg). CNN News TV reports: 1) The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro wrecked by the earthquake and its city is also devastated; 2) London Olympics is suspended amid chaos and riot; 3) a mass suicide in Tikal, Guatemala. A few dead bodies are shown. A cruise ship is hit by giant tidal wave, the ship flips. A man is seen inside a building, the next shot shows the building being destroyed by a tidal wave A plane falls off the cliff, killing one man. A car with two passengers crashes during an earthquake. A dead pilot is shown at the airport, with blood around his body.|
|profanity||2 "f-words", 1 obscene hand gesture, 6 scatological terms, 3 anatomical term, 5 uses of "sh--". Other 14 mild obscenities, two language used. different instances have male adults pantomiming curse words, 7 religious profanities, 13 religious exclamations.|
|alcohol||Some characters drink alcohol.|
|frightening||Volcanoes erupt, tsunamis happen, cities are destroyed, etc... One scene shows San Francisco being completely destroyed. A woman is trapped in a room which is getting flooded. She drowns. Another scene shows the main characters trying to out-run a volcanic eruption. Many characters and extras die.|