Will 2012 be the ultimate disaster film?

source: traileraddict.com

Director Roland Emmerich certainly hopes so. The full length trailer for his end-of-the-world flick 2012 has debuted online, featuring the meteoric destruction of the planet, as well as a couple of devastating floods.

Yeah, like that one. The film looks at the American Government’s reaction to the end of the world, as predicted by the Mayans to take place December 21, 2012.

Now, my feelings on Emmerich have been well documented elsewhere. But, I will admit that the trailer looks pretty cool, so check it out.


Yes, very impressive. The thing is, the trailers for 10,000 BC and The Day After Tomorrow ALSO looked very impressive, and they turned out to be two of the worst films of the decade. Emmerich can film spectacle – there’s no doubt about that. But the guy JUST CANNOT put together an interesting story or create engaging characters. So while I’m not discounting the awesome possibilities of 2012, I think we should just be wary about this dude’s credentials.

Still, how about The White House getting washed away!

2012 opens November 13, and stars John Cusack, Danny Glover, Oliver Platt and Amanda Peet.

Discuss: Roland Emmerich. One of the worst director’s ever, or not that bad really?

3 Responses to “Will 2012 be the ultimate disaster film?”

  1. so, basically, you've seen a really expensive CGI shot from a director that makes awful movies and posted a blog about how there's no way this could be good, yet it looks good, yet it can't be good, but how good does it look! yet it can't be good. waste of time?

  2. Not quite. I think the trailer looks good BUT so did Emmerich's previous trailers, and those films turned out to be terrible.So, "while I'm not discounting the awesome possibilities of 2012, I think we should just be wary about this dude's credentials."Lawyered.

  3. Like you said, Simon – great spectacle. But there'll have to be some kind of (semi-)rational explanation for mountain-height waves sweeping across the planet. Did the oceans suddenly fill up? A LOT!? Maybe it's a massive meteor strike a la "Deep Impact". Even so, after the wonderfully camp "Independence Day", Emmerich has just created disasters, as opposed to disaster movies.

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