I know The Host teaser trailer came out this week, but like many teaser trailers, it shows you absolutely nothing. And as I didn’t read the book and have no intention of reading the book, I couldn’t really bring myself to care enough about posting the teaser here. But I do have a few other trailers for you.
For instance . . .
I . . . honestly don’t know what to do with this trailer. I suppose I wasn’t expecting anything quite that . . . goofy. But I don’t know, maybe something silly would be good for Tim Burton. Parts of this trailer made me smile—mostly Eva Green and Helena Bonham Carter—but some parts made me roll eyes. Like the TV gag. Or the kiss my posterior joke. It’s an awesome cast, and I want it to be good, but . . . let’s just say my expectations aren’t high. Like, garden gnomes reach a taller height than my expectations.
Jesus Henry Christ
This one has indie darling all over it, doesn’t it? There are a lot of shots in this trailer that I like, and I’m all for Toni Collette and Michael Sheen, but the basic plot of the movie—genius kid finds sperm donor daddy—doesn’t do much for me. It’s a maybe.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
I was kind of iffy on the teaser trailer, but I’m more into this longer version . . . although I’m still not crazy about the Johnny Cash being shoved in there. It just seems unnecessary. But yeah, I’m going to see this one. It’s just my kind of ridiculous. If it wasn’t in 3D, I’d even make it for the midnight showing.
Finally . . . Death of a Superhero
Well, this looks depressing. But I could potentially watch it. I’ve never really seen Andy Serkis act in his own body before, so that could be sort of interesting. The dying teenage protagonist is played by the little kid—not quite so little anymore—from Love Actually and Nanny McPhee. I always liked that kid. Inspirational plus Depressing, admittedly, isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I might see it at some point and then, promptly, watch something silly like Monty Python.