Friday, September 16, 2011
Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (September 16)
We Bought a Zoo
Release date: Dec. 23, 2011
Uhhhhhh ... what? I know I use the word "batshit" a lot in this column, but ... well, here we are again. Cameron Crowe hasn't made a movie since 2005's Elizabethtown, because once you achieve PERFECTION, it's hard to start over again. It took him six years to come up with this: "I know what I'll write about! ZOOOOOOOS!" -Cameron Crowe, right before his guano facial and antioxidant bath in Cristal. Patrick emailed me this (and I agree): "It's a bad sign when the only thing that has me excited about a new Cameron Crowe movie is the participation of Elle Fanning." And, BTW, Scarlett Johansson? I can now say that I've seen your cans. So thank you.
The Iron Lady
Release date: Dec. 16, 2011
It's like, at first, who are they talking to? Me? They're looking right at me! Oh, wait, no -- it's not me. It's someone IMPORTANT. A cult leader, maybe. Or maybe the world's best deep-core driller. But I don't know any guys these days who still wear hats! And pearls? Don't be silly! And then, after, like, 35 seconds, it's revealed that they're talking TO A WOMAN! About being a LEADER! Now I've seen everything! Meryl Streep is the best (I'm told), and I'm sure Margaret Thatcher is a worthy film subject. I shouldn't rush to judgment on a "teaser" trailer, because, maybe, when they put this together, MORE INTERESTING SCENES HAD YET TO BE SHOT. Otherwise, ZzzzZzzzzzzZZzzz.
Release date: March 9, 2012
I'm not really in a position to talk about the mythology and subsequent controversy surrounding this movie (I'm not a NERD). That being said, I'm conflicted about the trailer. On one hand, I like the mixture of history and science fiction. On the other hand, Cowboys & Aliens. On one hand, flying Martians. On the other hand, Green Lantern. On one hand, pitched battles featuring otherworldly adversaries and ripped protagonists dressed in leather underwear. On the other hand, Conan the Barbarian (2011), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 300, etc. I could do this all day.