New Theatrical Trailer For ‘2012’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:45 am,

2012 trailer 2 New Theatrical Trailer For 2012

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

TAGS: 2012
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  1. I enjoyed Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, and this looks like, as you said, a great ride. I’m totally in.

  2. I was surprised they didn’t announce an IMAX release for this film… I was kind of thinking they might do that considering the effects….

  3. The special effects do look great, but I’ve learned from the past to never waste my money on a Roland Emmerich film ever again.

  4. The effects look GREAT! However, great sfx in the beginning of the brain dead Day After Tomorrow did not save it from being a crappy movie. Ditto Independence Day, although the scene in the tunnel with the dog was great and overall it was a bit more enjoyable.

  5. Now why can’t all movies have that great of CGI? lol

    I had my doubts but this actually looks like it’s gonna be a pretty entertaining movie. With a little death and depression along the way. lol

  6. They inserted the cat didn’t they? At the end?
    I’m serious!

  7. seriously i wanted to watch this but a popup add ( that Im sure the website owner makes money from ) is sitting right in the middle of the preview and wont let me click off it, thanks for nothing

  8. Dust masks get your dust masks before its too late. 😉

    I can’t wait to see Los Angeles completely destroyed beyond repair, and I live here…
    Earth Torture Porn or ETP is what I’m calling this trend in disaster flicks,,, 😎
    Lol, Kissjonez I’m with you on that,,,

  9. Looks fun to me, I’ll be watching. At least it doesn’t have giant robots lol.

  10. *sorry…s.p. basilica rather :p

  11. well this is one of great,but also great for piracy,consumers.. they all waiting…

  12. let’s wake up humanity it may ba true.

  13. Roland Emmerich is a talentless hack, and with John Cusack starring in this disaster I’m going to have to pass. John Cusack is one of my least favorite actors (next to Nicholas Cage) and not to mention the article I read in Entertainment Weekly about their portryal of the 9/11 disaster in this film. I hate to sound like Debbie Downer, but this film isn’t worth my money or time. Maybe if you walk in not expecting any storyline or good writing then it’ll be fun, but to me special effects don’t make good movies and I don’t go to a movie for effects.