In case you happened to miss the 5-minute extended clip that we posted recently (or maybe you just don’t want to sit through it), you’re in luck as the new theatrical trailer for Roland Emmerich’s 2012 is basically just a condensed version of that sequence. And we have it here for your destructive viewing pleasure.

Not that story really matters in Emmerich’s films (such as The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and 10,000 BC), but 2012 centers around the Mayan doomsday prophecy that the world will end on December 21st, 2012. We follow a divorced father and writer (John Cusack) as he uses his knowledge of ancient prophecies to help ensure the human race isn’t completely wiped out from a series of global disasters.

But enough of the “plot,” let’s get on with more of the destruction! Thanks to FirstShowing, here’s the latest trailer for 2012:

Oscar-worthy stuff for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, right? Nah! Who are we kidding? This isn’t going to win any Oscars (apart from maybe the technical stuff like special effects – they look jaw dropping) but nonetheless it looks like one helluva of a fun ride. It’s one of those movies that I, and I suspect a lot of other people, will make the effort and buy the overpriced tickets to watch in the theater, as opposed to just waiting for the DVD. Unless you have a sweet home theater system, it looks like you’d be robbing yourself of a visually stunning cinematic experience if you settled for home viewing. What does that mean for the film when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray, though…

What do you make of the latest trailer for the destructive looking 2012? Will you be making the effort to see it in the theater or will you wait for the DVD?

2012 smashes its way into theaters on November 13th, 2012 2009.

BONUS: Ever wondered what a Ronald Emmerich films looks like WITHOUT the massive F/X budget? Check out this stripped-down cut of the 2012 theatrical trailer, featuring an old friend from around the ‘Net.

Source: FirstShowing

BONUS source: The Hollywood Reporter