A new international (Japanese) trailer for the upcoming disaster flick, 2012, has made its way online, and for those who may be hoping that there’s more to the movie than the worldwide destruction and chaos we’ve seen so far in other trailers and posters, you’re out of luck.

Roland Emmerich’s films have always been about spectacle and destruction. And that is often a weakness in that we never really get the chance to become invested in any of the human characters in peril because Emmerich’s far more interested in the collapsing buildings or explosions nearby. Just look at Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC… I could go on…

However, in spite of all that, I still find myself looking forward to 2012. There’s just something about that kind of special effects bonzanza that often turns out to be a lot of fun to sit in a theater and experience. Thanks to Collider, take a look at the latest trailer, and witness what a $200 million budget gets you:


Even by Emmerich’s standards, the special effects in this movie look insane. That’s not surprising considering the mammoth budget, though. Emmerich has proven that he can draw huge audiences and make studios a lot of money, which is probably why they’ve invested so much money in this film.

Along with the advertising of, “From the director of Independence Day,” and so forth, they also have both the spectacle of global destruction and the common knowledge fear of the Mayan 2012 doomsday prediction to get people interested. I predict this will make a lot of money at the box office.

What do you think of the latest 2012 trailer? Are you looking forward to this movie, and if so, why?

2012 hits theaters on November 13th, 2012 2009.

Source: Collider