Five Minutes Of 2012

By Perri Nemiroff 2009-10-02 17:25:35discussion comments
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If you were watching TV last night from 10:50 to 11:00 pm EDT/PDT, there’s a 90% chance you caught a two-minute clip of Roland Emmerich’s disaster flick 2012. The clip was part of one of the most extensive advertising endeavors during which the major broadcast networks, 89 cable networks, local stations in the top 70 markets and Spanish-language networks broadcasted the same clip simultaneously. You think that sounds intense? Well then you didn’t see the clip.

After the clip aired, Comcast posted an extended five-minute version, which we have embedded below. The video shown on TV starred CGI with supporting roles filled by John Cusack and Amanda Peet. The five-minute clip, however, actually shows Cusack, Peet and their co-stars doing a little acting. I’d say 20% acting, 80% screaming.

The effects are intense but if Emmerich wants people to think that 2012 will be more than just a CGI showcase before it hits theater November 13th, he’d better show us some material with character development ASAP. See Emmerich put his massive budget to use in the five-minute sequence below.


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