I’m not the first one to post this, but I definitely wanted to hop on the bandwagon. The new 2012 disaster movie from Roland Emmerich is his next in the “the-world-is-ending-and-only-a-handful-of-people-will-survive-it” movies. This is the same man who brought us such hit films as Stargate, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and Godzilla. I have never been a huge fan of these films. I did enjoy the TV show based on Stargate, but find the the Emmerich formula is a bit tired. The concepts for the stories are good, in my opinion, but the execution relies so heavily on flashy effects and one dimensional characters that it is really hard for me to relate to, or even feel for, the people on screen. I find myself usually rooting for the disaster, whatever it may be.
Except for Godzilla. I still want my money and 2 hours back for Godzilla.
Someone should be punished for Godzilla.
But then there are the bad movies that I LOVE to watch – 70’s exploitation films! Blackspoitation, disaster, biker… doesn’t matter I love them all! They are just so much fun and they really don’t care. As the kids say, it like total DGAF film making. You can feel the fun come through the screen – cheesy effects and all. This is the 2012 trailer done as if it were made in the 70’s and it makes the movie seem that much better! Also, if you would like to see a new movie that really gets the exploitaion formula right then check out Black Dynamite.