Grand imagery of worldwide destruction + epic music = great trailer. The marketing department at Columbia knew the formula and they stuck too it, and the result was a trailer that I had on repeat for at least a week.
One of my many movie-related regrets of 2009 was not having the financial backing to buy my very own theatre/cinema so I could watch these trailers on a big screen whenever I liked. Another regret I had was actually thinking Roland Emmerich could make a movie about the end of the world without turning it into a comedy.
I’ve also embedded the first teaser trailer for the film. It may have been released in 2008, but the sight of a tidal wave consuming mountains to the eerie music from The Shining is quite unnerving, and I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to post it.