Wednesday 30 June 2010

SLACKER trailer review

Trailers are an important tool in building buzz and anticipation for films. A good trailer can sell a bad movie, a bad trailer can kill a good movie. Here we try and tell the difference between the two and pick out the most anticipated new films.

More after the jump...


Obeying the law that your second sequel needs to have kids in it, here we are introduced to some Little Fockers. Strangely, there's not really any kid stuff, but it's a mildly amusing pun and they're sticking with it. It's all about the interplay between Stiller and DeNiro, and the two wives needn't be in it. It also looks like Owen Wilson may have some importance to the plot this time. He's not in the trailer, but being third billed means he must appear more in this installment. Best thing about this is I'm looking forward to them explaining why Dustin Hoffman isn't there. Have they killed him off?
Christmas 2010
Anticipation Level


I'd not even heard of this before I viewed the trailer, but it looks pretty cool. Given that it stars Johnny Depp as a lizard, I'm guessing they'll be referencing Fear and Loathing quite a bit. I don't know if Depp's done any voice acting before, but he seems okay here, and as for it being 'from the director of Pirates of the Carribean', I don't see how that's a selling point for a movie about a lizard in the Mojave desert. It's an early teaser, but the character animation looks quite impressive.
Due March 2011
Anticipation Level


I'm not really a fan of Harry Potter and never will be. It's a bit disappointing that the Harry Potter franchise has resorted to tacking things onto its films. Here they have the double threat of splitting the film in two to double the revenue AND it's going to be in 3D. As for the story, I don't care really, but Ralph Fiennes' no nose guy looks pretty cool.
Due November 2010 (and then July 2011)
Anticipation Level


David Fincher's next film tells us the story of the creators of Facebook. That might not seem like the most inspiring tale, but I'm sure there's skeleton's in their closets and Fincher knows his thrillers. Not too much is given away here, it's really just audio snippets, some cool intertitles and Jesse Eisenberg's face. But as profile pictures go, it's a face that tells a story. Even the appearance of Justin Timberlake can't ruin this.
Due October 2010
Anticipation Level


I was a fan of the first Paranormal Activity last Halloween, but wasn't too sure how they could do a sequel. From what I understand the same cast is back (though obviously expanded), but they've moved away from the single camera perspective of the first, opting for security footage. Or at least that's what the trailer shows. As soon as we see the new house I can see three exciting new elements; a baby, a dog and mirrors. It's a good teaser; I felt just as tense watching this trailer and hearing those footsteps as I did the first time I saw the original film.
Due October 2010
Anticipation Level

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