Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Trailer watch

Three new, noteworthy trailers have recently popped up, and we're gonna look at 'em...

First, and most importantly, is Watchmen. Comic fans know it's not really hyperbole when the trailer boldly declares it "the most celebrated graphic novel of all time" (understanding that "graphic novel" generally refers to stand-alone, usually lengthy, comic books), and the trailer, more or less, lives up to the hype. What was thought to be unfilmable looks pretty great here, and the cool, slowed-down Smashing Pumpkins soundtrack (itself a remix of a song from the superhero-movie-that-will-not-be-named) is solid:


Second is The Spirit, and I have to join in general blogosphere consensus and say my socks aren't knocked off. I love the source material, and Frank Miller seems a pretty good match for Will Eisner, but it suffers from the same disappointment I had with Sin City and 300: they're cool looking, to be sure, but I don't know that much else is there. Although maybe there doesn't need to be (are we getting spoiled with comic movies that are too serious?):


Finally, comes Body of Lies, and I have to admit here that, while I'm a Ridley Scott fan, my interest in this one stems mostly from the fact that I'm an extra in the movie (you just might be able to catch me as a flower vendor in a scene set in Amsterdam). Apart from that, though, it looks pretty cool, if a little been-there-done-that:



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2 comments:

Dave said...

Interesting stuff. I haven't ever really gotten on the graphic novel train, but the Smashing Pumpkins remix is pretty outstanding.

I appreciate when you post trailers. I need On Tape to tell me what movies to see.

John Potter said...

I'll keep that in mind...