NASA Calls '2012' Most Flawed Sci-Fi Film Ever The 2009 film "2012" depicted an ultimate end-of-the-world scenario based on an ancient Mayan calendar that ends on Dec. 21, 2012. But does NASA believe the film accurately portrays something that will really happen? Absolutely not. In fact, NASA scientists say the doomsday "2012" is the most ridiculous sci-fi film ever. One of Yeomans' complaints with the "2012" movie was how the global apocalypse was triggered by neutrino particles that come to Earth on solar flares and end up causing staggering problems to our planet. According to NASA, neutrinos are completely neutral and can't interact with anything physical.