SR Picks [Video]: 2012: It’s A Disaster!!!

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2012 trailer 2 SR Picks [Video]: 2012: Its A Disaster!!!

Much like Michael Bay, you just know that Roland Emmerich (Independance Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC) is really only interested in one thing – disaster, baby! Sure there’s the odd inclusion of political, global and humanistic issues in his movies somewhere, but when it comes down to it it’s about things crashing, blowing up, crumbling and falling over, with crowds of people running and screaming for their lives as a result.

Emmerich’s latest blockbuster, 2012, doesn’t look to be any different.

For this Screen Rant Pick we have a hilarious video highlighting the disastrous aspects of the 2012 trailer we saw last month. We can only speculate whether Emmerich destroying famous landmarks and putting humanity in mortal peril once more will be good or not, but this comedic mash-up is enough to make me want to take the chance!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the music, it’s “Okay Dokey” and “Bongolia” by the Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band. Watch and enjoy the video below:

“Yay Spaceships!”

Genius.

2012 opens in theatres on November 13th, in 2009.

Source: Cinematical and Hitfix

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  1. …….sigh

  2. Ok…stupid mock trailer aside. The actually trailer for the movie looks awesome. I think everyone who knows anything about the 2012 thing pretty much expects this to be a disaster movie, so……yeah…the more scenes of chaos and mayhem the better. That’s pretty much what seeing a disaster movie is all about.

  3. To hell with it, now, because of a mock trailer that has no affiliation with the movie, I’m going to go see this movie.

  4. Best trailer of the year right there hahahahahahahaha

  5. Love the 70′s music playing throughout..It reminded me of CHIPS…CHeesy..

  6. Genius!

  7. Yeah it will make millions… Eat it up yum,,,

    Then later people will complain that movies have lost there magic and 2012 isn’t getting high marks on RottenTomatoes,,yawn,,,???

    Rinse repeat,,,
    I predict after this Emmerich will do a sequel to Independance Day.
    Were really living la Vida Loca cinematically these days……….

  8. What is so ridiculous about a black president, that’s my only question.

  9. it was meant to be ironic because its actually true

  10. @Marvel-Freshman

    What shehryar said: It was a joke BECAUSE we have a black President.

    Vic

  11. OMG a disaster movie with lots of disaster? How dare they.

    I thought the video was just really dumb. I’m not overly excited for 2012 it looks sort of ok I’m just gonna hope that it’s good though because Cusack is in it and I’ll march off a cliff if he was in a movie at the bottom.

  12. Hahaha, good video. Regardless of whether or not you like the movie, it’s still a riot when you think about the multitude of disaster movies: Armageddon, The Core, Deep Impact, (all that’s mentioned in the Ross’ post) The Day the Earth Stood still, the list keeps on going, and is on-going. All of which are blatant disaster movies, so this video is noting the clichés in disaster movies that we all see so often.

    On another note, I have to say that I’m just about as interested in 2012 as I was for every other disaster movie that’s come out recently. So this will probably just be a rental for me.

  13. Hilarious!

  14. Gotta say, I think this is probably the funniest SR Pick we’ve done to date. :)

    Vic

  15. You know, that makes me want to see the movie… Special effects were good back in 1974. :D

  16. Wonderful video, totally captures that cheesy 70′s disaster movie feeling. And yes, I want disaster!

  17. Alright, had to see what all of the ruckus is all about so I looked this up on youtube from my phone since it’s blocked on this stupid computer. And all I have to say is…

    LMAO!! Jumbo Jet Surfing? It Can Happen!

  18. My god, ranting about 2012 and its is like complaining that teens got horribly mutilated and killed in a slasher flick, that the cute perky blonde got her man at the end of that romantic comedy, that the hero got UP after surviving a myriad near-lethal blows by well-armed thugs in the action blockbuster, that the latest Disney film has a moral and that the main character has an annoying side-kick, that… heck, you get where this is going?

    2012 is a disaster movie!
    I HOPE it demolishes famous landmarks and ends up destroying “the world as we know it”.
    That’s the whole POINT of a disaster epic!

    NOTHING peeves me more than going to a supposed “disaster movie” where the hero (with the aide of his trusty-albeit-clumsy-except-when-it-really-counts side-kick and his buxom new-found love interest) saves the day just in the nick of time and all the glorious mayhem is averted.

    The Core had so much promise! It was cheesy, it was campy, it took itself WAY too seriously! It was a hoot… but it wasn’t EPIC enough in the disaster department! I wanted MORE mayhem!

    I want people to be saved JUUUST in the nick of time… only to have a BUILDING FALL ON THEM. I want the protagonist to discover a mysterious scientific formula that will save the world… except it’s written in a dead language that no one speaks or reads anymore.

    Hey! I’m an optimist, what do you want!

  19. P.S. that first line was supposed to read as follows:

    My god, ranting about 2012 and its [insert perceived inadequacies here] is like complaining etc…

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