So, according to the Mayans, the poop is going to hit the fan for good on December 21, 2012 and everybody on Earth is going to get flushed down the giant doomsday toilet via some terrible catastrophe. What the Mayans didn’t predict is that director Roland Emmerich would get a second shot at a punch-the-earth-in-the-soft-parts movie after his “The Day After Tomorrow” was a critical and box office failure in 2004. No offense to Emmerich, but he hasn’t made anything great since “Independence Day” in 1996 and “The Patriot” in 2000. His last movie, “10,000 B.C.” was cinematic vomit.
But back to the end of the world. Emmerich’s vision of the end will hit theaters on November 13, 2009. At first glance, especially with the teaser trailer, it looks like just another disaster movie from the guy who froze New York City and who blew up the White House. However, with this full-length trailer I found myself nodding my head in kudos to the epic scenes of destruction in “2012.” If Emmerich can connect visual goodness to equally compelling story, he might have a hit. I’d say the chances are slim, especially with the overrated John Cusak and Amanda Peet as your headliners.
Take a peek at the new “2012” trailer below. What do you think?