Friday, 9 July 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...


There's been so many crappy rip-offs of the Grindhouse films over the last couple of years that it was only a matter of time before Tarantino or Rodriguez decided to show them how it's done...again. Grindhouse may not have worked as a double feature, but in my opinion Planet Terror was actually quite a fun movie, and Rodriguez seemed to dig the exploitation concept more than Tarantino. His fake trailer for Machete looked really cool too, so I'm glad it's received its own spin off. It's a strange situation when you're reviewing a trailer for a film based on a trailer, so I'd have to say that although this trailer kicks some ass, it's not as successful as the original grindhouse short. I still really like the look of this though, and the additions to the cast should prove interesting. Steven Seagal? Robert De Niro? I'm intrigued.
Due September 2010
Anticipation Level


Essentially it's just Misery goes to the Prom or Pretty in Pink meets Mr Pink, but this looks like a fairly interesting independent horror flick. This is one of those films that would completely slip by the radar, if not for the fact it's got one of the boys from Twilight in it. I'm pretty sure Xavier Samuel is in Eclipse, but I'd hazard a guess that he made this one a while ago. I'm not sure of this films theatrical possibilities but I'd definitely give this a go on DVD.
Due September 2010
Anticipation Level


Well apart from having a really terrible title, it shows some promise. All the supporting actors from the most successful comedies of the last 5 years have been put in a room together to fight to the death... or for screen time. It looks like Rob Corddry's winning; was that a gun shaped whiskey bottle he was holding? I'd guess that Zach Galifianakis' screen time doesn't extend much further than what we saw in the trailer, but he's the biggest name here (not just literally), and should increase the audience tenfold. It looks okay, but not amazing.
Due Late 2010
Anticipation Level


From the creative minds behind Disaster Movie and Epic Movie comes this steaming pile of crap. You can't blame them entirely; if people didn't watch these films they wouldn't be allowed to make them anymore. You're feeding their addiction to shit films. You know who you are, shame on you. It's another increasingly broad comedy that has consistently less and less to do with the title. Yep, it starts off with some Vampires, then throws in Alice in Wonderland and Lady Gaga for good measure. Really just mind-shatteringly awful.
Due (I'm not telling you so then you can't go see it)
Anticipation Level

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  1. This trailer just shows too much. I feel like I already know everything i need to know about this film already.