The boys at “South Park” always likes to toss in a big Hollywood movie parody or two in their episodes. Last week they took a swipe at James Cameron’s “Avatar”, and this week it’s Roland Emmerich’s disaster epic “2012″. In the episode, the boys go to the local Splash Town-ish water park, where Cartman gets incense at all the minorities there, while all the peeing in the water results in a massive tsunami of, well, pee destroying the park in a “2012″-ish sequence. It’s all very silly and completely over-the-top ridiculous — you know, like the actual movie. Watch the full episode here.
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We’ve been covering Roland Emmerich’s “2012″ since it was announced in February of 2008. Almost two years later, the film explodes its way into theater this Friday, and no one and nothing is safe. Emmerich and company ponders the end of the world in “2012″ by way of the Maya Calendar, which depending on your belief, either foretells the end of the world in December 2012, or, well, doesn’t. That’s all fine and well, but the real question isn’t whether the Maya Calendar predicts the end of days, but if the movie was worth your time. This is your open discussion thread for “2012″. If you’ve seen the film, tell us what you thought of it. Liked it? Loved it? Indifferent?
I am one Sci-Fi fan that never tires of films where the aliens come down to Mother Earth and think that we humans will be as easy to conquer as butter, only to see us rise up and deliver a serious lesson in smackdown. Within this sophisticated genre, “Independance Day” is a classic of the form, testifying to, among other things, Will Smith’s star qualities, the hypnotic attraction of ginormous MotherShips and the beauty of a tidal wave of mini vans and small sedans rolling end over end down 5th avenue. The director of this masterpiece, Roland Emmerich, soon to demonstrate how to wreck the entire Earth in “2012″, thinks that soon we’ll have not one but two “Independence Day” sequels. Mr. Emmerich’s thoughts on this: “What we want to do in the next – it’s actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc,” he explained. “‘Independence Day’ was always like the king who leads his troops… Continue Reading »
A couple of more pics from Master of Disaster Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster porn, “2012″. These features more of the ladies of “2012″, including Thandie Newton as the Prez’s daughter, and Amanda Peet as the suffering wife of John Cusack’s Everyman Hero character. “2012″ ravages your city November 13, 2009, which should give you a three year head start on that whole apocalypse deal. Can you say, “Party like it’s 1999″?
Roland Emmerich has an early Xmas present ready for all you fans of fine, tasteful and hysterical disaster movies. “2012″ will enrich all our Sci-Fi Holiday preparations with absolutely photo realistic footage of mother Earth undergoing an extreme makeover. In the crumbly aftermath, who will remain? What will their lives be like? According to Entertainment Weekly, Roland is planning a sequel to “2012″ but this time as a series, called, in fine sequential style, “2013″. Emmerich and Howard Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) are in talks to do a show that will follow the Earthbound survivors of the really big disaster. The Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice connection really scares me but the concept is pretty awesome. A post apocalyptic drama. Nice.
I am confident in reporting that in “2012″, an imminent digital masterpiece by director Roland Emmerich, your favorite phallic monument or architectural wonder is going to be completely squashed. However, in deciding which statue, building, city or structure was going to be tidal waved, rolled, or dropped core-ward toward the spicy molten center of mother Earth, Roland had to be careful, because political correctness is taken a bit more seriously in some places. Roland was thinking of cracking the Kaaba, the cube shaped thingy in the center of Mecca, where Muslim pilgrims come during the Hajj. Roland’s thoughts on this follow. “Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit,” Emmerich says. “But my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. … We have to all … in the Western world … think about this. You can actually … let … Christian symbols fall apart, but… Continue Reading »
My significant spouse and I are debating whether to go to “2012″. I, naturally, am firmly in the “Yup” camp as destruction of this quality and scope comes perhaps once in a Sci-Fi movie going lifetime. The spouse unit thinks that maybe the movie could be depressing and perhaps a “cryer”. A sobbing wife in public is a troubling thing, fraught with hormonal minefields with plenty of room for stupid husbandy fumblings. So, I may go alone and make it a reporters outing. I’m with you Roland! Here’s an interview with John Cusak, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Amanda Peet as they wax on about their feelings about that date thing and their experiences working on the film. Thanks Comingsoon. A snip: Q: What are your personal thoughts of what will happen in 2012? John Cusack: Do you know the book, “The Return of Quetzalcoatl”? That book, I think, is a little more in line with what I think will happen; a… Continue Reading »
Here we go with the inevitable onslaught of preview videos for the Nov 13th release of “2012″. No Woody Harrelson in evidence so we have a low humour to depressing disaster ratio. As 2012 the date and not “2012″ the movie approaches, I’m noticing people are getting a little weirded out. Let me do my due diligence here by reminding you sciencey types (likely all of you) that spreading the word to the less logical is a happy thing to do. It’s probably a lot of the same people that say there is no global warming that also worry that some celestial alignment will rip the planet into bite sized pieces (sigh). Do your bit to reflect the light of reason into those dark and scary places. Thank Comingsoon for the vids.
Watching the trailers for Roland Emmerich’s Disaster Porn epic, “2012″, it appears that separate from the films potential quality, the special effects look freaktastic and wonderfully over the top. Not all the wreckage and ruin dished out in “2012″ is via CGI. Some of the effects are old fashioned sets. I love to see how they go about making movies the old school way and this video, compliments of ComingSoon, showcases the behind the scenes production work required to give “2012″ it’s real life and energy.
Besides the big warning, you know, the one where the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar ends, finishing up the whole sordid 5125 year business of walking along as happy bipeds (unless you got sacrificed after losing a football game) on or about Dec 21 or 23 in 2012, those prognosticating Mayans foretold another less widely known disaster, concerning a certain German movie director. The Onion has dug up the details and I think that the Mayans may have this one right. Roland Emmerich’s “2012″ arrives as prophesied Nov 13. Let’s hope that Woody’s end is quick.
Finally we get a good Woody Harrelson clip in Roland Emmerich’s “2012″ to look at, showing that “2012″ does seem to have a sense of humour. If you want to put funny in a movie, Woody is the man to lighten the joint up. Woody plays a guy by the name of Charlie Frost that seems like a pseudo science blogger dude. Lots of energy. Good times. “2012″ hits theatres Nov 13. Thanks Comingsoon.
You know, there is something … wrong with the way Roland Emmerich seems intent on just obliterating everything in sight in the most beautifully orchestrated way possible. It’s like porn for people who really, really hates humanity. Anyways, here’s another trailer for “2012″. An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Liam James, Morgan Lily, Zlatko Buric, Beatrice Rosen, and directed by Roland Emmerich. Watch the planet go Boom November 13, 2009.
You will just not believe the lengths that Roland Emmerich, the director of the speeding train without breaks called “2012″, imminently to blow your mind in a multiplex near you, is willing to go to ruin Earth Day forever. Good old Roland is going to redefine the word smithereens. The cast in “2012″ is really pretty awesome. Some personal faves are in it like cranky Mr. John Cusack, Woody Harrelson and Chiwetel Ejiofor. You may wonder what these fine thespians have to do in a feature presentation whose sole purpose is to showcase the complete and utter destruction of the planet Earth by the most gratuitous means necessary. Some enterprising editor out in the internets has cut and pasted the fine acting bits from the extended trailer just to show us what we have in store from a drama school point of view. It is illuminating. But what did you expect really? “2012″ starts Nov 13th. Thanks Cinematical.
In case you missed it, the studio recently put out five whole minutes of Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic insanity called “2012″, including mass destruction on a Hollywood scale. You gotta figure that one of these days Emmerich is going to get tired of people thinking all he does is blow shit up in his movies. Until then, here’s five minutes of Roland Emmerich blowing shit up in a movie. An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Johann Urb, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, George Segal, John Billingsley, and directed by the master of disaster himself, Roland Emmerich. 2012 arrives early November 13, 2009.
A new poster and image from Roland Emmerich’s disaster-palooza via SciFiWire. Check them out below, check them outers. An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Oliver Platt, George Segal, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Billingsley, Morgan Lily, Jimi Mistry, and directed by Roland Emmerich. Emmerich kills us all November 13, 2009.