Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Cowboy Way

Yesterday I noted the general apathy I felt upon viewing the Green Lantern teaser trailer, which I thought was competent but otherwise unremarkable.  I don't know if it's that superhero burnout I've talked about before or what, but yesterday also gave us our first look at Cowboys & Aliens, another blockbuster gearing up for release next summer, and after seeing it I felt the exact sense of anticipation I didn't get with the Green Lantern one.

Starring Daniel Craig in what could be his breakout post-Bond part, and Harrison Ford reprising his current role of Grumpy Old Guy, the movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name and directed by Iron Man maestro Jon Favreau.  This teaser does exactly what it should do: give a rough sense of the story while leaving just enough in the dark (literally, in this case) to keep us wanting more.  Until now, despite the high-caliber of talent involved from top-to-bottom, this one had been mostly off my radar.  Not anymore.


Lue Lyron said...

Nii-iice! It might help that we go into this one with no preconceived set pieces for which we look. A movie I'm not familiar with, with two actors I always want to like, is a great candidate for what a trailer can do. I think you're right in analyzing what makes a trailer that works. Good luck on der votes!

Sabir Pirzada said...

yeah this looks awesome. Really looking forward to seeing it.