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2012 teaser online

Say what you will about Roland Emmerich (and we here certainly have said our fair share) - the dude can cut a f*cking trailer. While the vast majority of his actual films have been wildly disappointing, he has the uncanny knack of creating some impactful trailers (see GODZILLA and INDEPENDENCE DAY). His new movie, 2012, doesn't really interest me in the slightest but he's at least managed to make a decent trailer out of it.

That is, perhaps, because he's borrowed from one of my favorite teasers - THE SHINING. Roland and crew lift the musical cues and match it together with an imposing wave coming towards the camera. I've included the 2012 trailer below (which you can watch in HD at Moviefone) with the SHINING teaser below it. Compare and contrast. Sadly all this has just made me want to watch THE SHINING again and I've forgotten all about 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Maybe Emmerich should just quit movies and go work for an ad agency?
Source: Moviefone

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