There’s really no pattern or theme to this week’s selection of trailers, except that they all look like pretty decent and fun movies to enjoy this summer. First, we have another remake of a cult horror favorite that devoted fans will argue is completely unnecessary. Then, James Franco and Seth Rogen reunite for another stoner comedy, while Matt Damon faces off against Jodie Foster for the future of humankind.
I was very uncertain and skeptical at first, not only of a studio remaking the already-excellent Brian De Palma film, but also of seeing Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role. That isn’t because she’s a bad actress (her performance in ‘Let Me In‘ definitely proves that she’s more than capable of doing a horror feature), but because the young actress is pretty far from homely or average, which is exactly what the Carrie character is supposed to be. However, after watching this full trailer and getting a better idea of her performance, I feel somewhat confident that this remake might actually turn out to be pretty good. I’ll watch it for sure.
‘This Is the End’
I must be losing my mind because this trailer has me in stitches, and I really, really hope the movie lives up to it. I love the concept of seeing these actors poke fun at their own images by playing themselves caught up in a real-life disaster. The thought that these guys would probably wimp out and act like total pussies if the world were truly coming to an end is utterly hilarious. I’ve watched the censored version of this trailer, and it’s just not as funny. So, here is the NSFW Red Band trailer for your pleasure.
Here’s a very intense trailer for what feels like a very intense sci-fi actioner. For a while now, I’ve been reading about this upcoming feature from Neill Blomkamp, director of the fantastic ‘District 9‘, and finally seeing it in action has me very excited. The movie seems like another spectacle of CG-magic and creative photography, but the politically-charged concept surrounding issues of immigration and social justice look highly promising and engaging. Of this summer’s line-up of blockbuster flicks, this is probably my most anticipated film.
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