Roland Emmerich, director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow,won’t rest until he’s virtually destroyed every significant landmark on Earth. It would appear that Emmerich’s afraid that the premise of his new movie, 2012, is true: the world’s going to end on December 12, 2012. And since he’s running out of time to make overblown disaster movies, he’s going to go ahead demolish all of the recognizable buildings and cities and vistas left in one big special-effects-heavy swoop. The trailer below admittedly looks cool, especially if you’re into seeing familiar sights obliterated, but my early guess is this will be another one of his trademark “high on explosions, low on characterization or common sense” boomfests.
2012, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt and bunches more, comes out on November 13.
(Trailer via TrailerAddict.com.)