2012: Hardcore Disaster Pr0n

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This video made my day.

Fortunately I’ve been hard-wired to Twitter today, so I’ve spotted some awesome links pop up from my ace tweeters. But I wasn’t prepared for the awesomeness that was encapsulated in @jimmynewland tweet titled, “2012: All the Disaster Pr0n you can take!

To be honest, I was expecting the movie trailer for the John Cussak disaster flick “2012” (coming to a deafening surround sound theatre near you), but no… this is better… far better. Take a look, it gets funnier the more you watch it:

As I made all too clear in my previous post on this subject, I made the pre-preview prediction (and I didn’t need a crop circle to predict this) that 2012 is going to be heavy on the CGI, but light on the plot.

Basically, it looks like Emmerich’s wet dream, probably an opportunity he’s been waiting for all his career. If you thought The Day After Tomorrow was an Earth-crunching death-fest, think again, this movie has rolling buildings, flying Bentleys, flying giraffes, spaceships, exploding cities, exploding fireballs, exploding… rocks… Hell, where’s the nukes! We need nukes! I hope Emmerich remembered the nukes.

And this video sums the whole thing up, and I love it. As described by the creator on io9, Garrison Dean:

Every so often I feel a film is just being marketed poorly. This is often laziness and misdirection on their part. Occasionally it is arrogance when they think there is more to their film than is actually there. So, in my own arrogance, I try to help them along. Last year I felt “Hulk” needed some help. Today my mission is one that blends swimmingly with my own love of Disaster. Please enjoy this special holiday treat that I made just for you.

Dean is referring to 2012, and watching it, I can’t help but be entertained and enthusiastic for the movie. He’s done a great re-edit. It now has the 1970’s classic disaster movie atmosphere of Towering Inferno with the cutting edge Big Flaming Balls Of Fire™ we are now accustomed to in modern Hollywood.

It’s not going to be a good film, films kinda need plots. Perhaps the experienced cast might be able to pull it out of the frenzy of tsunamis, burning cities and crying children, but I’m not going for the plot, I’m going for the CGI… and the science errors, of course.

15 responses to “2012: Hardcore Disaster Pr0n

  1. Boys and their toys; my, my! Model makers are a particularly interesting breed. Everything small and miniturized can be made to look humongous and overpowering; in fact it's necessary that they start small and “expand” from there to get the full effect. Back in the day, way way back in the day, I made models. I made an elevation model of most of the northern end of the San Fernando Valley in CA – essentially undeveloped at the time – and populated it with “sponge” oaks and tumble weeds made from air dried clover blossoms. As the developers plied their trade, and more an more real estate became more and more real property, the disaster of civilization visited itself on my sturdy model, and the styrofoam underpinnings were graded away with exacto knives and covered up again with sensuously curving streets (ever seen a straight street in a CA subdivision? didn't think so), and little correctly proportioned representations of the spanish tiled boxes the developers were offering to replace what had been the view.Wow, with a seriously fast panoramic camera and a bucket of water, I could have contributed to the disaster footage so ably collected into the wonderful “2012 It's a Disaster!” What a marvelous find! Almost a cleansing experience. It would have been fun to destroy what I made in that way; for the enjoyment of others. I really shouldn't say that I guess; I'm a girl.

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  4. 2012 is very interesting theme, and people are going nuts about it… There are so many theories about end of the world in 2012 including Maya's calendar, solar flares, i-ching and so on… so this film is ready for success.

  5. 2012 is very interesting theme, and people are going nuts about it… There are so many theories about end of the world in 2012 including Maya's calendar, solar flares, i-ching and so on… so this film is ready for success.

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