Thursday 15 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...


Well if I wasn't already a bit freaked out by lifts I will be after I've seen this movie. They're clearly playing off the claustrophobic nature of being trapped in an elevator, and I suppose if you want to play 'who's the last person you'd want to be stuck in a lift with', the Devil is probably high up on the list. This is produced by M. Night Shyamalan, but his name is mud to anyone who has seen The Last Airbender, so they'll probably downplay his involvement if it looks like it'll adversely effect ticket sales. Looks like an interesting thriller, and the upside down graphics make it look cool.
Due Halloween 2010
Anticipation Level


This is the latest film from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directors of Half Nelson and Sugar. I was a fan of both of those films so was intrigued to see what they'd come up with next. This seems like a dysfunctional teen romance with added Zach Galifianakis. He does seem to be everywhere now and whilst I do think he's great, works best in smaller doses. I'm not sure how much the animated segments will appear in the movie if at all, but they add a nice touch to the trailer. Among the other leads Emma Roberts isn't a bad actress but I've never seen the lad in anything before. In the hands of Boden and Fleck this will be good and unbearably hip.
Due September 2010
Anticipation Level


This is the second teaser trailer to appear for this film and I'm a little surprised it's arrived so early. It was only a couple of weeks ago we got the first teaser, and whilst it didn't really give too much away it was great. This time around there's still no actual footage, just an ever slyer wink at the status updates. It's not necessarily accurate (there's no IS after their names), but it's a canny enough concept to work for a teaser. We also get a slight glimpse of the actors in character. They might just be thumbnails, but I could easily pick out Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones. I think the build up might need to slow down a bit otherwise this will never match up with the hype, but for now it's good to see more.
Due October 2010
Anticipation Level

Well I just about finished writing all that and then they go and post the first proper trailer for the film. Nice timing guys. I'll forgive them though as it looks excellent. I suddenly think I was wrong about asking for the hype to slow down a bit, as I couldn't be happier to know more about this film. Here's the NEW first trailer for The Social Network.


See this is what I was talking about with the first trailer featuring Zach Galifianakis this week, there's just too much of him. I don't know what it is, but this film isn't really doing it for me. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look terrible, but it's totally unoriginal in every way. Planes, Trains and Automobiles meets the Hangover. Meh. RDJ is always good value, but he's definitely the straight man here against Galifianakis channeling John Candy. Oh look! there's no baby with sunglasses so we'll give him a little ratdog instead. Don't like the strange yellow blue backgrounds for the titles either. I'll give it a shot, but I'm only half interested.
Due November 2010
Anticipation Level

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