by Michael dEstries
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We’ve been keeping a close watch on the upcoming apocalypse film 2012 by director Roland Emmerich — mainly because it features the world cleansing itself of humanity and beating us to a pulp in the process. It stars actors like John Cusack (there had better be a scene with him standing in the rain) and Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, and Chin Han.

Director Roland Emmerich has plenty of experience with disaster movies — having been the guy behind such faves as The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. And while I thought the White House getting zapped by aliens in Independence was pretty awesome, nothing compares to the sheer gratuitous insanity of watching a tumbling aircraft carrier in a tsunami wipe it out instead. Check it out below:

Note: As the trailer is getting hammered at the moment, I would recommend letting it load a bit before watching. That, or hit up Yahoo for what appears to be a faster stream.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • David Roche

    Gah! I HATED HATED HATED “Independance Day” and swore I’d never pay to see anything by that director ever again, and this looks like more of the same. 3 minutes of great special effects surrounded by the most ridiculous, eye-rolling crap.

    It’ll make $700 million, I suspect.

    *sigh*

    • rob

      your no real critic and you apparently have no taste in real films i guess your just blind and only trash movies because you cannot understand them sigh maybe there will be less jaded people like you in the future so people can actually enjoy movies without listening to rants about nothing from people like you

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    I refused to watch Independence Day. Never Saw it.. Did See Day after tomorrow but the book was better than the film…

    It will probably do well. I only wish Bush were still in office when they’d show the White House getting crushed in the film by the aircraft carrier.

    It’ll do well no doubt..

    I kinda got this vibe from the trailer like “these people had it comin’”

    E

  • Mark C

    Typical misanthropic trash produced by the Malthusian left. I only hope Bam-Bam is in the White House when it gets crushed.

  • http://sndtrks.wordpress.com Oak&Stag

    In response to the comments until now;

    if it gets people thinking about the reality of disaster (no matter if it’s artificial) – that is, if it get’s people thinking about the large scale world we live in… if people can think about our long now and future generations instead if even for the span of the movie… if people feel even a little bit like we’re united as one world (as the overall message of ID4 was)… than good for them. This movie has potential to inspire. … Who cares about eye-rolling crap and over the top effects? The world could use less negativity like that. Don’t be eco-aware and then be negative at the same time. Its our goal as aware people to be positive.

  • Wm

    Craptacular, to be sure.

    But the biggest eye-roller here is seeing somebody try to take this and spin it into a right/left diatribe. Seriously, go soak your pretentious head.

  • http://www.remyc.com RemyC

    Every single disaster movie rolled into one. Imagines if a director and a motion picture company could make a really beautiful film about a wonderful, glorious, positive future? If quantum physics is correct, and we project our own reality, we simply getting what we asked for, collective suicide!

  • sarabeth

    “Typical misanthropic trash produced by the Malthusian left.”

    Indeed.

    Emmerich will get no more of my money- ever. If I see this at all, it will be via bittorrent.

  • http://www.KristensRaw.blogspot.com Kristen’s Raw

    HA! I’m WAY looking forward to it!!!!

  • http://www.apocalypticmovies.com/ apocalyptic

    2012 looks amazing! I’ve never known so many apocalyptic movies be released in one year! Really looking forward to The Road as well.

  • Mike

    I’m pretty sure that if the Mayans predicted it thousands of years ago, the world isn’t ending because of pollution or because you don’t like Obama. It’s just a ridiculous, over-the-top action movie leeching onto an even more ridiculous doomsday meme. Judging from the trailer, the “plot” such as it is, won’t revolve around *why* the world is ending, but around the human interest story of the single-father-guy and how his story interacts with the government’s attempt to build that ark-for-humanity thing. All I know is that I’m not seeing it unless the reviews say some very specific things.

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  • Hack Effectes

    How poor those special effects are ?
    As shown in trailer and posters is White house building really such small when compare to Aircraft carrier ?

    I dont thinks so……