As summer 2012 passes its mid-point, the movies released have continued to WOW, but the trailers/previews before them have started to loose some of the exciting punch they had back in May and June. Not because they are bad, just because we’ve seen them all before. The Dark Knight Rises is the perfect example of the rule: an amazing movie with almost exclusively ‘Aw, man. I’ve seen this before!’ trailers.
Take heart, however I did say ‘almost.’ And one of the two rule-breakers was a good one.
So, after watching previews for The Watch, Looper, Total Recall, End of Watch, Gangster Squad and The Bourne Legacy, which are admittedly really good trailers (and all of which you can find on other Before the Movie posts if you want to see them!), but all of which I had seen before, I had begun to give up hope for anything new and exciting. The first trailer that was new…well, wasn’t all that exciting. Here it is:
Release date, March 8, 2013
Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz
Directed by: Sam Rami
How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Maybe it’s my ambivalence for James Franco, or for almost every adaptation of Alice in Wonderland I have ever seen, but this doesn’t do much for me. We’ll see. I guess I kind of like Sam Rami, so it has that going for it.
But, then…then something happened that made the extra 20 minutes I was going to have to hold my pee thanks to the previews worth it for me. The Man of Steel trailer!!!
Man of Steel
Release date, June 14, 2013
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russel Crow and Kevin Costner
A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.
Yes. All I can say is, Yes. I had my doubts but…yes.
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