Whether it’s a child living amongst giants, a survivor finding an unusual friend on a deserted island, or a blundering, seemingly inept private eye, the latest trailers for upcoming movies feature characters stuck in their own fantasies.
‘Swiss Army Man’
At first, seeing Paul Dano on a deserted island making friends with the corpse of Daniel Radcliffe made me think this movie would be a twisted spoof of the friendship between Tom Hanks and the Wilson volleyball in ‘Cast Away’. Then, when the body passed gas and the quirky indie music started playing, I thought this might be the next Wes Anderson film or perhaps a warped remake of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’.
The point is, this movie is so weird and off-the-wall (particularly when Radcliffe’s character begins interacting with the clearly delusional Dano) that I really want to watch it. The plot seems to be more about the life Radcliffe once lived while Dano’s demented imagination takes hold and the movie’s title comes into better focus. However, as quirky and funny as it may appear, I think I’ll wait for the eventual Blu-ray release.
Unlike the previous teaser trailer, this latest peek at the Steven Spielberg/Walt Disney collaboration is sure to whet the appetites of those who grew up reading the Roald Dahl children’s book. The preview doesn’t really give much in terms of plot, but the imaginative visuals alone should be enough to make moviegoers want to see it on the big screen. Being a fan of the book, I was sold the moment I heard Spielberg was involved in the live-action adaptation. Now, after seeing a bit more, I might even splurge for the IMAX experience. We’re talking about freaking giants here!
‘The Nice Guys’
Although he’s usually a good and consistent filmmaker, Shane Black is the guy who wrote and directed ‘Iron Man 3’, yet that’s touted here as though it were a selling point for this movie.
In any case, this trailer, where Russell Crowe does his usual tough guy shtick and Ryan Gosling shows his comedic side, makes the mystery crime buddy-cop actioner look abso-freaking awesome. The jokes are hilarious, the action exciting and the story intriguing. Usually, I’d wait for something like this to hit Blu-ray, but this looks like a riot.
Last but not least, how about a comedy from a fantasy world where its filmmakers think ‘The Hangover’ formula will never grow old?
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