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In ‘2012’ something big and dumb will happen!! Count me in! (Pics included)

18 Jun

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June 18th, 2009-

Here it comes again, looking better than it has a right to….Roland Emmerich’s 2012 aka ‘The Day the Earth Accidentally Fell Apart’.  The trailer for this epic bit of silliness arrived on the nets today and I have to say, I’m a goner. I’m gonna see this one for sure, despite my utter lack of enthusiasm for anything with Emmerich’s name on it. Yea, back in the day I got a big kick out of Stargate and Independence Day but to say that I hate Godzilla and The Patriot is an understatement. Day After Tomorrow did nothing for me and I didn’t even manage to retain consciousness for all of 10,000 B.C.

Does this look any different? Not really but the visuals are so insane, and the overall feel of it is rather appealing. What has Emmerich not done to the world that he can do in this one? From the look of things, the entire orb has just started to crumble; like gravity is taking a day off or something. There isnt a cause hinted in the trailer for why the planet is bio-degrading but I’m hoping for something a little more tantalizing than ‘global warming’. One of the most interesting bits of the trailer is the concept of giant Arks created to transport the human race. Transport them where, though? If the world is just being flooded I guess they can be boats, but everything seems to be undoing itself. Does that mean then that the humans are headed for space? How far is Roland ready to take this one?

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A trailer for The Road arrives!

15 May

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A few days ago Esquire ran an a review by critic Tom Chiarella for John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post apocalyptic drama, The Road. The word then was good, and now the first trailer for the film, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron,  is now up over at Yahoo! Movies.

What do I think about it? Well, outside of the obvious marketing gimmick at the opening which attempts to make the movie look like some Roland Emmerich disaster epic, it looks pretty good. The sense of the bleak and barbaric that the book evoked is present in the cinematography and the production design.

It’s clearly going to be a visually enthralling movie, but there isn’t quite enough here to know whether or not they captured the book’s heart. Of course, that’s not something we can know until the film hits on October 18th. The movie was always going to be a hard sell, and it doesn’t look like they compromised the harder aspects of the story. So far, so good.

Check out the trailer HERE