See How Roland Emmerich Blew Up Yellowstone in ‘2012’


Last night we sent Dr. Cole Abaius off to behold the 3-hours of destruction porn that is Roland Emmerich’s latest film, 2012. Having already seen it earlier this week, I prepared him for the ridiculous amount of near-misses, the spectacle of explosion and as always, the trademark Emmerich schmaltz thanks to every character having to say a teary goodbye to anyone and everyone they are leaving behind. It’s the exact sort of film that you’d expect from the German director.

No matter what you think of his work though, there is not one of you who can deny that Roland Emmerich usually shows us something impressive. Even in his work on Godzilla, we were shown something larger than life — a level of destruction unparalleled in its time. This new film is no exception. Emmerich does everything from dropping California into the Pacific Ocean to taking out the White House with the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. He also turns Yellowstone National Park into the world’s biggest volcano. And we get to be there when the big one goes off.

Thus is the subject of this new behind the scenes featurette, which comes courtesy of Yahoo Movies. See for yourself below. 2012 stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Oliver Platt. It is in theaters Friday, November 13.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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