The trailers don’t stop! So neither will I!
Welcome to another addition of Trailer Talk!
Let’s Begin! Starting with….
Let’s Be Cops
Umm alright. So I just saw that. Huh.
See the problem with these sorts of comedy movies is that they tend to put all the best jokes in the trailer. Then, when you go see it, you’re bored, because they gave it all away already.
I think this might be one of those movies.
Because the trailer is really, really funny. I was at the brink of losing it a few times in just that 45 seconds.
The premise looks good. Exploration of the power that we inherently allow cops and other law enforcement to wield. Because honestly, we would all do (most) of those things if we thought they were real cops. Or at least we would be really shocked when they did something so outrageous, and clearly illegal, in public
Also, it really does give a good example of why we have laws to prevent someone from faking being a police officer.
So, since I am only judging the trailer itself, and not the movie that is going to accompany it. I award this trailer an 8/10.
Alright, whats next?
Hey look, they are remaking Equilibrium!
Oh, wait, this is something else. Oh well.
So another movie based on a Y.A. novel. Alright fine, unlike some people, I am actually in favor of this trend.
But they really should be more selective about what they pick.
I am not saying The Giver is not a good book. I have not read it. So I can’t judge the source material.
What I am saying, is that adapting this to a film seems……unwise. This sort of story has been done to death. There has been so many movies about people without emotions, that it is practically a sub-genre of science fiction. Not a practically good sub-genre either. Especially because for the movie to fit the theme, the acting has to be inherently bland. Which, in a book, would not be a problem as the language and word play can make up for it.
But in a movie, you have to be interested on visual alone. So if they are acting bland, then the movie will feel bland.
Yeah, so the trailer is not that good. Except the soundtrack. Which sounds excellent. It sets a building sense of dread, just with a simple piano chord. Drawing you in, and making you look close.
So, normally I would have given it somewhere in the 3 range, but, I am going to be generous and award it a 5/10.
Now, unto the final entry!
Life After Beth
This is going to be a weird month.
So Zombies are still a thing apparently, and now we have completely walked away from taking them seriously. Now they are strictly comedy monsters.
I am surprisingly okay with that.
So from this trailer we learn that this a romantic comedy about zombies. Or rather, a single zombie. Who over the course of the movie becomes more and more of a monster. With the main guy trying to somehow keep everything from exploding into meaty chunks.
Now this movie could be terrible, but from the clips I saw, it does seem to be funny. The actors are ones that I like, and they seem to be giving it there all. So I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt, and reward it with a respectable 7/10.
Alright, well that is the end of this installment of Trailer Talk!
Tune in on Wednesday for my next exciting article!