We all know sometimes the trailers are the best part of the movie-going experience. I wouldn’t necessarily say that was the case for all the ones before Snow White and the Huntsman, but a couple piqued my interest more than any individual scene in the fairy-tale inspired flick. Look for a full review of the movie a bit later, but in the mean time you can find the trailers aired at my particular theater in the order of my own “HELL YES” rating.
As usual, the cast information and official plot descriptions are from IMDB, the clips from YouTube. The commentary, all me.
Director: Tony Gilroy
Opens: August 3rd, 2012
Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels.
Frankly, this movie had me at Jeremy Renner. If he is in a movie, I will go see it. I have to admit a fair amount of trepedation on my part prior to seeing the trailer, however. Sometimes, when you try to extend a franchise too far, things can go awry. This trailer, though…this trailer put my fears to rest as soon as I saw Ed Norton. Please don’t mistake my preference for Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk for any diminished excitement about or respect for Norton. I will also see any movie he is in. Plus, you know what? This trailer is damn good. It looks like some nice elements are added to the plot to keep it fresh. I’ll be seeing this one opening weekend. It wins the “Hell yes to infinity” award for this round of trailers.
Director: Len Wiseman
Release date: August 3rd, 2012 (oh-oh…looks like Renner and Farrell will be duking it out that weekend)
As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.
A remake of the 1990 hit staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, this movie held little interest for me before seeing this tailer. I can’t say I’m totally sold (it was not a great day for trailers in my theater), but I will say that it looks like it could be an excellent sci-fi mind-bender. It gets a “heck yes” – not quite worth swearing for.
Release Date: Sept. 21st, 2012; it must have been released in at least some markets already, however, as it already has 277 ratings on IMDB and a few reviews from critics.
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
I’m a fan of Bradley Cooper…sometimes. And Dennis Quaid…sometimes. And Jeremy Irons all the effing time. Elements of this movie appeal to me, yet I will likely wait and see what my friends say before rushing out to see it, or catch a matinee at my leisure. It gets an “Yeah, I’ll see it eventually.”
Director: Scott Speer
Writer: Jenny Mayer (screenplay)
Release Date: July 27th, 2012
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily’s father’s development plans.
OK, you know what? The dance scenes actually look bad-ass enough to ensure I’d be open to seeing this movie if my 13-year-old little sister wants to go. I’m not gonna hate on this (as the kids would say). It is what it is. It gets an “Alright, we can go,” with perhaps even some secret excitement at having an excuse.
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
I remember seeing the original Ice Age when my nephew was still young enough to want to see kids’ movies and I really loved it. I can’t quite seem to get motivated to see the sequels, however. It looks charming enough, but all I can give it is “I’d probably enjoy it on an airplane.”
Release Date: July 5th, 2012
A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry’s life on and off-stage.
I remember seeing the Justin Bieber version of this on an airplane and finding it interesting in a sociological-study kind of way. Katy Perry doing it is fine. I’m not mad at it. But, I’m not giving it a yes, only a “maybe if Ice Age isn’t showing on the plane.”
They also showed a trailer for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which I would actually rank #2 on this list, but as I’ve already detailed it in Before the Movie: The Raven, I have left it off – feel free to check it out by clicking the link.
That’s it for this round of Before the Movie. Which ones are you looking forward to? Which ones make you want to punch someone in the face? You can tell us. We won’t judge.Written by Rachel Proffitt
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