Let’s get one thing straight right up front… Roland Emmerich’s new movie 2012 is going to be incredibly stupid. Mayan prophecies predicting the end of the world, the laws of physics thrown out the window, an insufferably sappy family at risk, iPhone’s capable of redirecting earthquakes… this movie is going to be bad with a capital SHIT.
And I cannot wait to see it on the big screen.
Why? Emmerich may suck at drama and real human emotions (with the strange and singular exception of The Patriot), but the man knows large-scale destruction. The new trailer for 2012 has just gone online and it is a visual feast of mayhem, disaster, and epic devastation. Click below to check it out.
Sweet. Even the naysayers among you have got to admit the effects in the first half of the trailer look incredible. From the Brazilian Jesus statue crumbling to the meteorites to the roads buckling… effing amazing looking. The bullshit physics (car driving out the back of the jet) and some less impressive CGI start appearing after the one minute mark, but it still promises a grand finale to life as we know it. Or does it? See, the government has been secretly building a Noah’s Ark…
But I don’t care how inane it is! The aircraft carrier washing over and crushing the White House seals the deal… I’ll be checking it out in theaters this November.