Weekly Trailer Round-Up



Our Idiot Brother (C+) – Hmm. There is a really solid cast here and hopefully they can get something out of this material, which looks mundane at best.

The Devil’s Double (B) – The ‘based on a true story’ label has me intrigued where I otherwise might not have been. This looks interesting enough to garner a look. And Ludivine Sagnier is an immediate lock for me; she is one of my favorite actresses.

Immortals (C-) – This really just looks like a mish-mash of previous projects with nothing new to offer. Like an odd combo of 300/Clash of the Titans/The Tempest. No thanks.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (A+): This trailer sets the highest bar possible and I’m not going to lie; I am a little worried about whether they can pull this off. The trailer says they will; it is phenomenal. Hits all the right emotions, truly feels as epic as it is meant to and the action set-pieces look tremendous. Yet, can they pull it off? We will know in July.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (B): I have no interest in the Transformers series but I’m not the kind of person who will blatantly discount special effects of this caliber. This honestly does not look bad. Sure, tarted-up Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks completely absurd amidst the chaos and it will probably be mostly brainless. But Bay has admitted how bad the sequel was and between that and the scale on display, this has a chance at being decent; even though it looks like its taking itself as seriously as ever.

One Day (C+): Every issue I have with this trailer, and there are many, pertain specifically to the trailer itself and not to the film. The film looks quite good; if only I didn’t feel like I know every single thing that happens in it. After that trailer; why see it? It spoils so much. It tries to mix things up a bit, but it is easy to place everything in its proper chronology. The music and narration are extreme overkill. As a trailer, this gets a C-, but because the film itself looks good (not great, but good), it gets a higher grade. Also; I am not sold on Jim Sturgess. Just not a fan of his.

Intruders (B-): Very awkward teaser, but it is enough to keep me looking out for a full trailer.

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