Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trailer Park

With major films Quantum of Solace and Twilight hitting theaters within two weeks of each other, several of the biggest upcoming films for next year got brand new trailers.

Here they are:

Watchmen


Mike disagrees with me, but the first thing I want to say is that this trailer is much, much better than the first one. Syder and company made the wise decision to dump the song the Smashing Pumpkins wrote for Batman and Robin, and more importantly, they reduced all that silly slow motion. For those of you who haven't read the graphic novel, "Watchmen" is a huge, textured story, and there was no way Snyder could cover even a sixth of the book's characterization and plot if every scene was stylishly slowed-down like a music video. Also, this trailer starts to reveal several major points of the story, plus a hint as to what will replace the book's nigh un-filmable 'squid subplot.' While I'm not entirely optimistic about the film not being terrible, I now have a shred of hope - more than I could say for myself even a week ago.

Star Trek


Wow. I knew the film was going to tell the story of a young James Kirk, but had no idea he would be this young. Best part is, it looks as if the characters might actually spend very little time sitting around in the bridge (i.e. the spaceship's living room). I have a friend who has already seen an early cut of this film and can think of few luckier people at this moment.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


More plot, more quiddich, and more characters, but can anything really make us forget the fact that Warner Bros. bumped the film back by over seven months?

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