Roland Emmerich is the king of disaster flicks, helming such apocalyptic fare as "Independence Day" (and its upcoming sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgence"), "The Day After Tomorrow," and "2012," and laying waste to basically the entire planet in the process. But in honor of Earth Day, Emmerich has offered an apology for being so harsh on the world.

In a hilarious Instagram post, the director shared a screen shot from "Resurgence," depicting a fiery cityscape and even more destruction on the horizon. But Emmerich wanted to make amends, directing his comments to the planet and offering a tongue-in-cheek mea culpa for all the chaos he's caused over the years.

"Dear Earth, I'm sorry for destroying you in a lot of my movies," the filmmaker captioned his post. "In real life you're truly my favorite."

Considering all the floods, earthquakes, ice ages, fires, explosions, alien attacks, Godzilla-unleashing, and White House destruction he's masterminded over the years, the director certainly does owe Mother Earth a serious apology for his celluloid sins. Unfortunately for her, the footage we've seen from "Resurgence" so far indicates that Emmerich hasn't exactly changed his apocalyptic ways.

At least we can take comfort in the fact that all the chaos he's depicted has been fictional so far. Our Earth Day wish is that it never becomes a reality.

[via: Roland Emmerich]