Second Full Theatrical Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 2012

October 7, 2009
Source: YouTube

2012 Trailer

One date will unite us all. I'm guessing (or maybe just hoping) that this is the final trailer that Sony will be putting out for Roland Emmerich's 2012. The marketing campaign (at least for the US) is focused entirely around that one apocalyptic scene where an earthquake destroys Los Angeles and sends the entire city sinking into the oean. If you didn't already see the 5-minute extended clip, this trailer contains a condensed version of that very same scene, so you'll see it anyway. And don't you just love apocalyptic destruction and gigantic waves? Because I do. I can't wait to see this. I know the story will suck, but damn it just looks fun!

Watch the second full trailer for Roland Emmerich's 2012:

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An academic researcher leads a group of people in a fight to counteract the apocalyptic events that were predicted by the ancient Mayan calendar. Cast includes John Cusack, Amanda Peet, & Chiwetel Ejiofor.

2012 is directed and co-written by epic German filmmaker Roland Emmerich, of films like Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, and 10,000 B.C. previosuly. It was also co-written by Harald Kloser, of The Thirteenth Floor, The Day After Tomorrow, Alien vs Predator, and 10,000 B.C. as well. Sony Pictures is bringing 2012 to theaters everywhere on November 13th this year!

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travis on Oct 7, 2009


"One date will unite us all." Wasn't that supposed to be Independence day?

clippers350 on Oct 7, 2009


Apparently in the 2012 reality they haven't made the switch to digital, cuz that tv at the beginning sure looks like an analog box -

Michael Midnight on Oct 7, 2009


nice, this is what i'm looking 4, like the day after 2morrow. 1 date will unit us will be the day of gudgment, isnt it nice? whose ready 4 that.

ishteaque on Oct 7, 2009


Oh Boy here we go again , with all the special fx . I still will go and see this movie but u already know what to expect. Enjoy it everyone.

heN.rY. on Oct 7, 2009


What's up with that EEEEUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRR sound they use like 100 times in this trailer? The first theatrical trailer was cool. THis one was terrible.

Dave Kalinski on Oct 7, 2009


This trailer is likely the best scene in the movie. While it was a pretty cool scene, nice effects and all, I feel like I don't need to see the film now.

Collin on Oct 7, 2009


#6 Thats exactly what i was thinking..LOL. There are other sounds than the

Joseph S. on Oct 7, 2009


i cant wait till we all die! lol!

jvj the agnostic on Oct 7, 2009


Finally a feel good film I can get behind!!!!

esophus on Oct 7, 2009


how is this a good film? it's a movie based on a silly conspiracy that will not even happen.

luke on Oct 7, 2009


ESOPHUS: you might want to read the WHOLE quote first 😉 this is destruction pr0n at it's best. it's also silly, predictable and overkill...perfect hollywood popcorn flick

gibsonav on Oct 7, 2009


I'm there. I love Emmerich - but what is next for the guy? I don't think he'll stop making movies until he blows up the freakin' universe.

yondel on Oct 7, 2009


That's what 2012 sounds like, and then you die.

Dark Fist on Oct 7, 2009


It's just too bad it can't possibly turn out as good as Garrison Dean's version:

Dark Fist on Oct 7, 2009


why i ask again is he able to still drive in that massive earthquake........?....looks amazing and scary at the same time,lol

guillermo on Oct 7, 2009


So they out-drive an earthquake following right on their ass and then jump in a plane and out-fly the earthquake dumping junk on through the magic hole of debris form the two buildings that collapsed...err were "pulled" by the government...and then I'm guessing this is the point where the helicopters fly in the giraffes that make an EEEUUURRRRRRRR noise and save earth like whales did in Star Trek IV. Well heck, I don't need to see the film because I already know what's gonna happen...this movie is gonna suck! I'm gonna have the worst facepalm when 2012 comes around, some cult kills themselves in Mexico, and this movie gets the blame for giving them the idea.

Brad on Oct 7, 2009


Oh my... that EEEEUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRR sound so made me want to use the Toilet.

Msrant on Oct 7, 2009


i am just glad that i did not have to see the statue of liberty get decimated in another world disaster movie , i swear in every world end movie that's the first to go, but im down FEUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRR SHER

splinter on Oct 7, 2009



TN on Oct 7, 2009


Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you could just pull uppp on the plane? Unless this is one of those planes that cannot go more than 50 ft off the ground..

hmmm on Oct 7, 2009


watch the second full trailer!!! It'll be half the time!!!

zeldaprimed on Oct 7, 2009


I wasn't going to watch this...but you guys talking about this "EUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRR" sound made me do it. xD That was really effing annoying. You guys give me some good laughs sometimes. I'm tired of the earth getting eff'd movies, but this seems like one of those where I go to see all the crazy cool effects and destruction. I'm a little against this movie because you know there are crazy people out there who are like, "This is exactly what's going to happen!" And it's going to be like Y2K all over again, except worse. I wonder if that guy who buried his house underground is still kicking himself in the ass over that one....lawl.

Sabes on Oct 7, 2009


They have shown us so much of the movie already! There will be nothing left when we finally go to see it! lol but it looks exciting!

YRsf3 on Oct 7, 2009



Django on Oct 7, 2009


"Hi I'm actor Troy McClure. You might remember me from such films as 'Man vs. Nature: the Road to Victory!'" seriously, if this is what the earth is plotting to do, why don't we just strike the earth first?

me on Oct 7, 2009


Gotta love the talking govenator cliche

jason on Oct 7, 2009


the thing that bothers me: why doesn't he pull up the plane? instead of flying through the chaos... makes no sense?

pete on Oct 8, 2009


What a nonsense this movie! You know what you get when you have Emmerich behind and Cusack in front of a movie. I hate these movies where you see a car speeding and the ground behind it falling apart... Why doesn't the road break up faster? What is the sense of staying so low with you airplane, when all earth is colapsing into itself? Why doesn't the plane pull up or go sideways, when two skyscrapers are falling onto each other? This is purely about special-effects and wanting us to give the "AAAAAAAH"-feeling! Rubish.

Vitor on Oct 8, 2009


wtf. the plane can't fly higher?

casshern on Oct 8, 2009


Looks like they got a bunch of 5 year olds to write the script, this is a no-brainer dumb movie to watch on a sunday night when it's raining and you have a hangover. It's even dumber than a Michael Bay film.

Crapola on Oct 8, 2009


At the end of the day, amongst all the bullshit and comments its just entertainment, nothing more, nothing less, see it, don't see it, smetimes these comments sound like a bunch of girls before their first periods.

the gimp on Oct 8, 2009


i love this smallville music

qweqwu on Oct 8, 2009



Mil on Oct 8, 2009


It can't fly higher 'cause of the killer cumulonimbus clouds up there! lol There's only a small thin layer where they can survive, and this is unfortunately between debris and explosions! The action is anyway looking good, therefore i don´t care about the story and I'm gonna eat the biggest popcorn bucket ever while watching this.

pipo on Oct 8, 2009


Great movie.

Fisherr on Oct 8, 2009


I agree with the lameness of the EEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUR. I'm no pilot, but I don't think he ever quite got up to "take-off" speed -- at least that's the excuse for the low altitude, I bet. So I think the plane is sort of sputtering into a take-off, slowly. Of course if the rest of the world falls in on itself 100ft, well... he's 100ft up at least, right? Mostly I don't think I'd like this movie, although it is difficult to pinpoint why. Maybe I need to give a crap about the characters more than I do, (which can't happen in a trailer this small or the other chunk of footage that was shown, I admit) because watching it, I just looked at the people running down the street and thought "That guy's going to die, why should we feel any better or worse for these people in the limo?" The bigger thing is with the effects. They are gorgeous, but watching anything in a movie "just barely make it" through a situation is losing its effect on me. Like in any other movie, when something just barely misses a dodging character, my mind has stopped going "Oh my gosh, he barely dodged it!" and now only thinks "It missed him because the effects team MADE it just barely miss him... because this is the 10th time this has happened this movie." And this is true for as long as movies have been around, but before they had scenes to balance that out... mostly because they were using real stunt people and you had to go with what you shot, but also because the entire movie wasn't a stunt scene. Now-a-days you've got crap like this limo driving down the street with an earthquake happening right next to it, matching the car's speed, turning when they do... and I'm guessing that happens for a whole movie. It's not about whether or not I believe it, belief left the building at "disaster movie." The question is whether or not it is exciting. And for me, it isn't. I'm not sitting here going "come on, limo full of people, come on!" or even "how will they get out of this delicious fiasco?" I'm thinking "My time would be better spent balancing my checkbook or mowing my lawn." I think the first time this hit me was "Twister." The first encounter with a tornado, they ended up right underneath it, in a storm drain or something. And I'm sitting in the theater thinking "... but... how will they top this? At the end of the movie will they be high-fiving inside a tornado?" And I was pretty much right. At least for some film genres, this has become a medium of "because we can, we should."

dRailer on Oct 8, 2009


I was really hoping they'd go a different direction with this disaster movie instead of making the same ol stuff. They could have brought in a deep story, gone Biblical, or even made the disaster a subplot if they wanted.... but nope, instead they just blow things up and topple building and have one lucky family out-run it all and start over civilization at the end. Bummer.

Antioch on Oct 8, 2009


great special effects,but i think no poilt on the planet could have flown through that shit,THIS FILM IS GOING TO BE FUCKING CRAPPARAMMA !

zetsu on Oct 8, 2009


THis movie could be great Warner Bros. cartoon fare, if it took itself a little less seriously. I give you: 2012 - Slapstick Edition! Now THAT'S entertainment! hahaha

Django on Oct 8, 2009


... I, personally, was sitting there waiting for an Autobot to jump onscreen... EEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUR

numero_uno on Oct 8, 2009


And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And every man and beast walking the earth could hear the constant loud sound of EEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRR - Book of revelations (I swear, look it up!)

Thomster on Oct 8, 2009



kocio on Oct 8, 2009


Dang, my Bass was on high wen that EEEEEEUUUUUUURRRRRR came on, hahaha. I cant wait to see this in the theater, i just want to see everything explode and such

Nikhil Hariharan on Oct 8, 2009


I find the comments pointing out reality flaws very amusing. Thanks.

loci on Oct 8, 2009


Thats not a Wilhem what is it. An academic researcher leads a group of people in a fight to counteract the apocalyptic events that were predicted by the ancient Mayan calendar...umm What? Besides it won't end with a catalclysm its gonna be zombies, anyways.

Xerxex on Oct 8, 2009


this film would be much better if it focused on the theory of reptilians, imagine that would create the risestencia remain alive and opened a second film where the battle would versus those, like robotech anime. would be EPIC!!! but as it is only a natural disaster .. will not be

pegasus fantasy on Oct 8, 2009


This looks wonderfull. I love it. Thank you Mr. Emmerich. This brings joy to my life. The effects looks awesome.

Jake on Oct 9, 2009


I hope this movie bombs so maybe he's lose his directors seat for the Foundation movie.

Moe on Oct 9, 2009


guaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ansio el estreno sera que asi terminara todo¿?

lorena on Oct 9, 2009


Bomb? Bwahahahahahaha. This movie won't bomb. Now I grant you the EEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUURRR sound was obnoxious but it's not even in the actual movie. Only the trailer. This movie will be the biggest grossing film of the Fall, BY FAR. Expect $240m domestic box office. Why so popular? Because we've never seen CGI effects look so good, or this realistic before. This movie doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is. The doomsday movie to end all doomsday movies. Irwin Allen, eat your heart out.

kidgamer on Oct 10, 2009


Everything that happens in this movie is the fault of George W. Bush and the Republicans. Cereal. I'm being super cereal here.... cereally....

Frank N. Stein on Oct 10, 2009


i dont know why but in movies like this and the other one transformers 3 the real director is the visual effects creator i mean what can a director do with such stupid story its like ur sitting in ur house in some other planet and watching the destruction of earth like live planetary news... its better be in 3d

pj on Oct 12, 2009


i agree with 54, this needs to be in 3d.

Marsius on Oct 13, 2009


Another disaster/prophecy movie, when will man learn that they can't predict the future, this look like it's gonna be The Day After Tomorrow pt .2. Since it's a form of entertainment, people shouldn't get too caught up in the whole Judgement day theme like Y2K ten years ago.

Mike g on Oct 14, 2009



Dusty on Oct 15, 2009


Well, at least the beaners are gone and no need for them to mow my lawn or clean my garden for $3 per hour as my lawn and garden are gone too! A beaner in the bowels of the Earth is more money in my pocket.

Harmon on Oct 23, 2009


I disagree with people thinking the Eeeuurr sound was terrible and lame. To me it's the sound of things "shutting down" and it fits this movie perfectly. I love the creepiness the sound brought to this clip and in my opinion this was the best trailer yet. The music in the other trailer had a "hopeful" tone which made you concentrate on the characters but the music in this trailer made it seem serious and put the end of the world thing into perspective..this could really happen. You can count on me being there 12 a.m opening night

Zach on Oct 25, 2009


Ok, we all know this movie will suck. I mean its a super limo, Saint Peters (made of stone that would collaspe into a pile) falls over, and an Aircraft carrier takes out Washington DC? Honestly, Day after tommorrow didnt suck that bad. (i am not even going to dignify an aircraft carrier being lifted by waves 50 miles to get near Washington DC) The question is actually how bad it will fail. Its a shame that the back story is far better than the film.

michael on Nov 9, 2009


i kind of hoped they all died in the end.. effects sucked. you could tell when they didn't green sceen it (the part where the tsunami's get inside the ship or w/e) the filming.. er, quality? changed.. looked like someone filmed it on an iphone.

asher on Nov 13, 2009

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