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Countdown To 2012 Begins
Prepare for the end of the world. Again.

13 November 2008  |  Written by Sam Toy  |  Source: Moviefone

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Those lucky beans over at Moviefone have nabbed a first look at the teaser trailer for 2012, the latest movie from Hollywood’s favourite doomsayer, Roland Emmerich.

Watch the 2012 teaser trailer here.

Sadly it hasn’t got anything to do with the forthcoming London Olympics: rather the numerical title is a reference to the belief in some spiritual quarters that a ‘great transformation’ will occur – which could mean sunshine and happiness, or could mean an apocalypse. Guess which one Roland has gone for…?

Yes, not content with having the world almost wiped out by aliens, giant lizards or weather, this time he's gone for... well, we won't spoil it just yet. The teaser shows a Tibetan monk running uphill to sound an alarm, which appears to be all in vain as a tidal wave spills over the Himalayas towards him (and the Himalayas are, like, big). Meanwhile there are familiar beats of black with text telling us that the governments of the world aren’t even going to try saving the population on this one.

There’s no sign of any of the impressive main cast yet – John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Oliver Platt are all onboard – but surely as the end of the world is nigh, they’ll be turning up in the full trailer early next year. 2012, ironically, is out on July 10, 2009.

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The 2012 predictions of the end of the world are very much hyped up to the point of stupidity. In 2012 there's more chance of a global awareness than world destruction. The Mayan calendar is an interesting one and as for the film, I shall look forward to it. The world will not end only how we perceive things will change. More

Posted by Riggs at 13:12 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

The 2012 predictions of the end of the world are very much hyped up to the point of stupidity. In 2012 there's more chance of a global awareness than world destruction. The Mayan calendar is an interesting one and as for the film, I shall look forward to it. The world will not end only how we perceive things will change. More

Posted by Riggs at 12:19 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

Is the usage of music from Kubrick's The Shining trailer a case of homage or blasphemy? Having Kubrick and Emmerich on one's mind at the same time isn't healthy in either case. Must wash my brain. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 16:21 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

what
a crap trailer, a big tidal wave? FANTASTIC. More

Posted by Metal Gimp at 15:19 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Seen this film
i like end of the world films, not that there's many good ones out there, but the money shots are always pretty good. ID was wicked, and Day After Tomorrow looked pretty cool the first couple of times so i'll probably go see this, enjoy it the once and then never bother with it after that.. More

Posted by richCie at 08:48 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
A quick type on Youtube informs that it is another planet that orbits our sun that will cause our demise. Wether this is true of this movie but i'm already stock pilling tinned goods. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 08:46 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

Seen this film
Fear Serial Killers, then fear gangsters, then fear alien invasions, then fear a giant lizard, then fear secret goverment task force guys, then fear the world being a computer, then fear the weather and again and again. I liked the guy who made us fear clowns! Bring on the new wave of original and stop wasting money on films about the end of the world and spend the money on saving it! More

Posted by take1 at 22:00 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Not matter what this be just crap
I would say it is going to be about the world tipping on it's axis. Looks like it is going to be the typical Emmerich overblown mess. He may surprise though. More

Posted by sanchia at 20:36 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

No matter what this be just crap
All his movies since Independence Day have been dreadful. The embarssment that was Godzilla, the American soap opera-corny melow drama The Day After Tomorrow, and the snore-athon that was 10'000BC. More

Posted by Taz69 at 19:27 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

Megawank
Another tidal wave of liquid shite from the guy who made that anti-british racist masterpiece, The Patriot. I wouldn't watch this if i was dragged there by my balls. More

Posted by The_Hat at 19:01 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

I'm assuming it's the asteroid that fearmongers claim is going to kill us all that year. maybe that's why Pixar moved their slate forward a bit... do they know something? or maybe it will be the planet's inability to sustain the insipidness and egos of yet another blody high school musical sequel. or the planet self-destructing in protest to another More

Posted by Adrian at 18:17 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
10'000 BC was fucking terrible, but I didn't mind the rest of Emmerich's big flicks. They're daft OTT affairs, but they're ideal summer movies. This looks and sounds no different to around 10 other big budget flicks from the last 20 years, but you don't go to see them for original storytelling or a fantastic script, you go for the big ole money shots. And judging from the film's plotline there's going to be a lot of them. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 16:49 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

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10'000 BC was fucking terrible, but I didn't mind the rest of Emmerich's big flicks. They're daft OTT affairs, but they're ideal summer movies. This looks and sounds no different to around 10 other big budget flicks from the last 20 years, but you don't go to see them for original storytelling or a fantastic script, you go for the big ole money shots. And judging from the film's plotline there's going to be a lot of them. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 16:49 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

I actually thought that was f-cking scary! The music and the god damn tidal wave freaked me out. Whao, could Emmerich actually make a good movie for a change...? More

Posted by uheiberg at 14:40 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: ...
Nibiru passing!?!?!?!? More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 14:16 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: ...
Emmerich will never top Universal Solider. hahahahahahaha More

Posted by UTB at 12:48 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: ...
10,000 BC was rubbish.  ID was exciting but a bit flawed (and by a bit, of course I mean a lot).  The Day After... was ok but didn't quite live up to its promise. Despite the above, I'm looking forward to this - this is Emmerich's forte and I'm hopeful that one of these days he's going to deliver something that will live up to the promise.  Here's hoping. More

Posted by KeithM at 12:21 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

...
scarrrryyyy!!! increadible effects though... More

Posted by fantasy89 at 12:10 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

LOLympics More

Posted by UTB at 12:10 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

10,000 bollocks
Just looking at the related reviews on the left where 10,000 BC got 3 stars. AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA More

Posted by boriordan at 11:56 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

looks pretty fun, really. More

Posted by shawshank prisoner at 11:53 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

Prepare for 2012
For a minute there I thought this was the first story about the next US Presidential Election... More

Posted by britesparc at 11:52 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

the day after tomorrow 2: 3 days from now. More

Posted by The Gaffer at 11:41 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post


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