A new five minute extended clip has appeared online for Roland Emmerich’s (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) upcoming worldwide disaster flick, 2012. “Destruction” is the operative word for this film based on everything we’ve seen so far, and I don’t think you’ll be surprised to find this latest clip does nothing to alter that perception.
Similar to the minute-long clip we showed you recently, this five minute segment shows John Cusack and his family trying to escape destruction, although this time we get a look at the early stages of that destruction. As you’ll see, the film looks COMPLETELY ridiculous and over-the-top, with some eye-rolling dialogue and generally cheesy moments (one in particular that you’ll know when you see it), but I think you’ll agree that’s often part of the fun with Emmerich’s movies.
An approximate $200 million budget sure does buy you some seriously amazing looking special effects. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the latest 2012 clip below (it’s YouTube so that international folks can view it without a hitch):
In case you’ve just been dazzled by the various clips, posters and numerous images from 2012, but don’t actually know what it’s about, here’s the synopsis: The film shows us what could happen if the Mayan doomsday prediction of the year 2012 comes true. We follow a divorced father and writer (Cusack) as he uses his knowledge of ancient prophecies to help, along with the Government, to ensure the human race isn’t completely wiped out from a series of global, catastrophic disasters.
Sounds like the perfect recipe for Emmerich’s talent for showing large scale destruction on the big-screen. As I said, the film looks ridiculous and over-the-top (read: rather silly), as well as having some questionable dialogue and plot points (how is it Cusack’s family has access to a plane? OF COURSE he knows someone who owns one and knows how to fly it…), but I’m still looking forward to it. If nothing else, it looks to be an intense visual effects feast to experience in a movie theater.
What do you think of the latest clip for 2012? Are you willing to forgive some of the ridiculousness in favor of enjoying the amazing special effects and copious amounts of chaos and destruction?
2012 opens on November 13th, 2012 2009.