TV spots for Flight and Skyfall, trailers for Zero Dark Thirty and Gangster Squad and a poster for Les Miserables!
Flight has a new extended TV spot, and it’s pretty exciting overall. This particular TV spot gives a pretty darn good idea of the film, though I’d argue it makes Denzel look like more of a hero than I believe he’ll come across as in the actual film. I’m not sure of that, but the other trailers thus far have led me to believe that. I shall cross my fingers that this is true.
Skyfall has a new TV spot that shows something I wish weren’t true about the film: it appears that the villain in this new Bond film, played by Javier Bardem, will be an ex-spy who worked within MI6, just like BOND!
I don’t like that story idea. It’s cliched, which I’m sure is sorta the point, but still.
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty has a new trailer that is admittedly very badass. The one issue I have with it is the same as from the first trailer: it’s too short and gives too little info on the story. The original was more excusable because it was a teaser, but this is supposed to be the first full trailer, and it doesn’t give much. I think the problem is that there’s not really much of a story here. It’s a true story (supposedly), and I think they’re just going to drop us in and out of the narrative. I’m guessing the characters will seem good because of the quality acting and directing, but I don’t think we’ll get much about them. You’ll just get broad strokes that seem deep but aren’t. We’ll see.
Gangster Squad has a new trailer too, and it gives a little bit better view of Ryan Gosling’s character. Or at least what I think his character is going to be. The impression I get is that he’s not interested in going after bad guy gangster Mickey Cohen until someone close to him dies, at which point he doesn’t care if he lives or dies. So he’s Batman.
Russell Crowe saw Hugh Jackman’s Les Miserables poster and thought, “I can do that, only less Wolverine-style.”
And you know what? He did. He freaking did.