Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Massive Trailer Round-Up: From 'The Amazing Spiderman' to 'God Bless America'

It's been a while since I did one of these, so there are quite a few trailers you may or may not have seen in and around the web. After the jump, I've embedded new trailers (and Super Bowl spots) for massive blockbusters like The Amazing Spiderman, Battleship, The Avengers, John Carter and G.I. Joe: Retaliation; festival faves like Red Lights, God Bless America and The Hunter; as well as the truly bizarre, like The F.P.

For the Masses...

The Amazing Spiderman

This one is the biggest thing on the internet right now. A new Spiderman film is always hotly anticipated regardless of the fact that a few were released not long ago at all. This one looks good - I like the balance between humour and genuine eeriness, and those who have seen it on the big screen say the 3D is incredible. Some work is still needed on the CG though, but they have until July to do that.

Battleship Super Bowl Spot

I remind myself often that this movie is going to be bad. I mean, it's based on a damn board game. But, every trailer I see makes me even more excited for it. This is easily the best of the Super Bowl ads.

The Avengers Super Bowl Spot

We know the characters in The Avengers quite well by now, so any trailer shorter than 2 minutes leaves me wanting more. Will this be the monster hit everyone expects? Probably. I mean, they have a Hulk...

John Carter Super Bowl Spot
The release of John Carter is not far off now (March 9), and positive early buzz is beginning to surface. Will it live up to expectations? If it's to be the box office hit Disney wants it to be, it better be good, because John Carter doesn't have anything else (i.e. big names) to carry him.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Super Bowl Spot

Flying Ninjas. #justsayin'...

For the Discerning...

The Hunter 

It's been called "handsome" and an "existential meditation on the male psyche", but does it seem all that original? I am going to rely on Willem Dafoe and the positive direction of contemporary Australian cinema for this one.

For the Brave...

God Bless America Red Band Trailer

If you watch only one trailer on this list, make it this one. It seems that Bobcat Goldthwaite (comedian and guy-with-the-funny-voice in the Police Academy movies) has yet another harsh but comedic indictment of American society up his sleave. Oh, and if you haven't yet seen his other films Sleeping Dogs Lie and World's Greatest Dad, make a plan!

Red Lights

The latest from Buried director Rodrigo Cortes looks genuinely scary, and the cast is top notch. The ending has apparently caused a major uproar though, with some (most) hating it and others loving it.

The F.P.

But for the fact that it is being distributed by Drafthouse Films, I would never have given this dystopian future competitive arcade gaming to the death flick a second glance. That's right: dystopian future, competitive arcade gaming, to the death.

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