This is a very interesting trailer, kind of lovely and intensely creepy. I could not at all tell you what the hell this movie is about based on the trailer alone — although if I had to guess, “a group of college students are lured to the desert by a hacker” would not have been the first or twentieth thing to come to mind — but I’m actually pretty intrigued, despite myself. Man. I always fall for the pretty, what-the-fuckery trailers, and then I get annoyed when they’re just too what-the-fuckery for my tastes.
The Maze Runner
I know this is another one of those YA post-apocalyptic things that everyone seems pretty tired of . . . but I don’t know, it looks kind of interesting. More as a rental than a theater film, admittedly, but — as regular readers will know — I’m a sucker for group amnesia stories. (Even if they always, always seem to suck.) And the lead guy is Dylan O’Brien, who easily plays the best character in Teen Wolf (the TV series), which I just
became obsessed with started watching. Oh, and also Thomas Brodie-Sangster is in this, and I like him as well. So, you know. I don’t really expect much from this movie, but I’d check it out.
I read this book a million years ago, and I liked it a lot, but . . . you know, a million years ago. I don’t remember almost any of it. In fact, about the only thing I do remember is that nobody can see color . . . so . . . I’ll admit, the only thing I was really expecting from this trailer was Pleasantville. Which apparently I won’t be getting because . . . the whole thing’s in color? Really? Okay.
I’m not wildly excited by this trailer. Because for what I (vaguely) remember being an original, complex, and extremely beloved book, this movie looks awfully generic.
Finally . . . Fargo
I am the incredibly rare bird who did not particularly care for the Coen brothers’ movie, Fargo. (Though I’ve always planned to give it a second go. I just keep . . . pushing it off.) Nevertheless, the little promos and snippets I’ve seen so far for the new FX show have . . . been interesting. I like Martin Freeman a lot, and watching him with that accent alone? Kind of hysterical. Plus, there’s a lot of talent in that one minute trailer. I’m sure a lot of those people are just quick guest roles, but still. I . . . might actually have to check this out.