Thursday, June 18, 2009

Do I owe Roland Emmerich an apology?

To be frank, I got tired of the disaster genre and directors like Roland Emmerich who seem to get their kicks by destroying shit for the sake of destroying it (erm, oh right, I mean to show how civilization deals with disasters. That's right) along time ago.

When the first teaser trailer for Emmerich's (the man behind Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow) latest end of the world film 2012 debuted I couldn't help but put my face into my palms and start sighing. One reason was because it was a film about the too much talked about end of the world in 2012. The second was because of how tiring, lame and quite frankly stupid the whole concept seemed.

Well now, the first full length trailer (to my knowledge) has debuted and I've gotta say things look mighty interesting. The effects look spectacular and at times the photography is frightening. I'm sure this film will end up being stupid, hokey and have a good amount of cheesy dialogue, but I'd be surprised if it isn't one of the more fun films of this winter.

2012 hits theaters November 13th and stars John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda Peet and Danny Glover. View the trailer below or click this link to be taken to Yahoo's page to download the HD version.


Dan Stark said...

I always have problems with movies that state a specific year in the film. It's hard to watch after you actually reach that year. I know it's kind of stupid pet peeve, but man, there is no way I'll ever watch Strange Days again (not that it was a particularly good movie, just using it as an example).

Anyways, 2012 looks like a definite Red Box rental to me.

Michael Walsh said...

Interesting take, I can see what you mean. Is 2001: A Space Odyssey unwatchable for you?

Anyways, I'll probably see 2012 bargain priced in the theater, just for the big screen effect.

Thanks for the comment.

danielstark said...

I should have clarified, films that state a date in close proximity to the date it is released (if it is 30 years from now, I care less) and that occurs in my lifetime. If there is a film from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, that state a date far off, it's not that big of a deal to me. It's like if I read a book that was released in 2008 stating that in 2010, aliens come and visit earth, shit goes down, etc., I would feel odd reading that book again. If the book was released in the 1950's, I wouldn't.

I don't know, it's a kind of unusual pet peeve.

Michael Walsh said...

Ah alright, I understand you there then.