≡ Menu

Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday Nov 13th 2012

 

Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 released in the last 7 days.  Of course I had to go to both midnight launches, now I am exhausted and my wrist tendonitis is killing me.  Going to have to ice my wrist when I get done talking about these cool new trailers.

 

Finally a trailer for World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.  This is an adaptation of a highly popular Max Brooks novel.  However, initial test audience were not fans of the first cut of the film.  Screen writer Damon Lindelof  (Prometheus and Cowboys and Aliens) was brought in to fix the mess and additional scenes were shot.  I have never been a Lindleof fan and these super fast CGI zombies look a bit goofy in the trailer.  I am a big zombie fan so I hope they managed to make this film watchable.  Looks like I will find out for sure on June 21st next year.

 

Citadel, A supernatural thriller about a father trying to protect his daughter from a gang of crazed children who killed his wife.  What could be worse than trying to protect a crying infant in a horror film?  This film stars Aneurin Barnard who looks a lot like Frodo (Elijah Wood) and it’s out in limited release right now.

 

Warm Bodies, a zombie romantic comedy from writer/director Jonathan Levine, (50/50, The Wackness).  At first I was scared that this film was going to be some sort of zombie twilight and I was horrified.  After watching the trailer and seeing who was writing and directing I feel much more inclined to give this film a shot when it hits theaters on February 1st, just in time for Valentines day.

 

Born of Hope is not actually a new film and it’s not a trailer.  You can actually watch the full film on YouTube if you want.  This film is a LOTR prequel that was Directed by Kate Madison.  I have not watched the entire film yet but I figured it might satiate my Hobbit fix until we get to check out the Shire on  Dec 14th.

So what is your take on this weeks collection of trailers?  Is World War Z going to be any good or did all the reported, script and production problems doom this film?

Hemingway was ready for World War Z

 

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Tracy November 13, 2012, 1:39 pm

    That World War Z trailer….I just….I can’t. I loved the book and this looks NOTHING like it. The book would be much better served to be translated as a series on HBO. I wish they had gone that route, instead of….whatever this is.

    • Adam November 14, 2012, 10:14 am

      Tracy I have yet to read WWZ but the misses has been reading it on her Ipad. I might try and check it out if she ever puts that thing down. Is it just me or did those CGI zombies remind you of the robots from IRobot?

      • Tracy November 14, 2012, 10:23 am

        Hey Adam,
        They totally did. I really really liked the book and the format it was written in. The purpose was to show the global effect that the event had and it doesn’t look like this film is going to do it justice. Each chapter is a different person telling their story to the same interviewer which is exactly why I think it would be better served as a series. Way too much to cram into a single film. I loved it, but my friend Rob didn’t. But he loved Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter (the book, not the film) and I couldn’t get more than 100 pages into that one. Once you read it, let me know and we’ll chat about it.

  • nediunedited November 13, 2012, 7:28 pm

    Yeah…WWZ looks really cheesy! The CG looks soooo bad–yikes! We can hope but I do not know about it…

    Warm Bodies surprised me too. I thought exactly the same thing–”Great. Now Hollywood is going to ruin Zombies, too.” But, I loved 50/50 and The Wackness, so I am going to give it a chance now. :D

    • Adam November 14, 2012, 10:17 am

      Hey Nedi, agreed that CGI looks real bad and from what I heard the zombies are supposed to be slow Romero type zombies in the book. The Wackness was a pleasant surprise when I watched it and I really dug 50/50 as well so I have fairly high hopes for Warm Bodies, but we shall see.

  • ckckred November 14, 2012, 11:03 am

    I haven’t been a fan of Lindelof either (the writing of Prometheus was the main problem of the movie). I also thought the CGI for World War Z looked bad as well.

  • Adam November 14, 2012, 11:09 am

    checkred, I have been hating on Lindelof for sometime. When I heard he had been brought in to “fix” the script my heart sank. I am not a fan of how he constantly uses character stupidity as a plot device.

  • Duncan November 16, 2012, 8:26 am

    Yeah the trailer for WWZ doesn’t fill me with hope, the CGI does look a bit poor. My commute was diverted for weeks while they were filming in Glasgow as well…. it had better be good.

%d bloggers like this: