Columbia Pictures recently released two more clips from the upcoming disaster movie, 2012. These clips, while not as long as the five minute clip we previously posted, still have yet to show anything that makes me feel like this film will be anything more than a money-grab at the end of the world. (Which, I guess, would be the perfect time to do it).
In the first clip we find a zombie-free Woody Harrelson playing “crazy” internet blogger Charlie Frost who knows everything there is to know about the end of the world and warns Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) that, in typical movie fashion, the destruction will start in Hollywood, California. (It’s movies like this that always make me feel better about living in Michigan. So far it looks like I’m surviving Independence Day and when Skynet becomes self-aware on Judgement Day).
In the second clip we find the Curtis family in a cargo plane being flown my some “Russian” pilots who appear to be trying to mimic Peter Stormare’s wonderful Soviet cosmonaut shtick from Armageddon. The clip concludes with the family Curtis attempting to drive a Bentley out of the back of the plane with a plucky Russian as the comic-relief. (I bet it’s the first time that was written… Russian comic-relief).
Still, if you’re in the belief that words can’t describe movie clips, check them out for yourself:
I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of disaster movies; if there’s a disaster, I’ll watch it – in movie form. For some reason, this film just doesn’t feel like my preferred disaster movies (The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Armageddon, The Core), but more of a parody. Scenes that are supposed to feel climatic – feel humorous. I know these are only clips, but even with the previous five minute clip or movie trailer, I could care less about what’s going on. I hope that this isn’t a trend that’s happening with Hollywood disaster films, as Nicolas Cage’s Knowing (released earlier this year) was also underwhelming with a horrible ending.
So, if 2012 ends up being anything like Knowing, we can go into this movie knowing that aliens are behind it all. If that’s true, my only hope would be that someone early on takes some notes from M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs and “swings away.”
…cause we all know that aliens hate water(???)
2012 opens nationwide on November 13, 2009
Source: Cinema Blend