Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tremendous Trailer Thursday

"Transformers 3 - Dark Side of the Moon" I'm not going to say that Michael Bay makes a good movie. I'm also not going to say, however, that I'm not intrigued by the trailer for his third "Transformers" film.

"The Beaver" One way or another, I think this is Mel Gibson's last chance. If he can keep himself out of trouble, get some therapy, and find some success at the box office, his career could be on the upswing. Not sure if this will do the trick but I'm interested.

"Source Code" I really can't stand Jake Gyllenhaal. It's not that he's not a good actor, I just hate virtually every movie he's ever been in and there's something slightly off-putting about him that bothers me. That said, one of the highlights of 2009 was Duncan Jones' "Moon" which was a retro piece of sci-fi that really made an impact. So now the anti-Gyllenhaal portion of my brain is warring against the pro-Jones portion and after watching this trailer, Jones is winning.


  1. I can't do the Transformers. My stupidity antibodies just kill any fun that might come from the Transformer universe. It was a bad kids' cartoon, and it is simply not redeemable.

    The Beaver looks very interesting, and might be the perfect vehicle for Gibson at this point in what's left of his career.

    Source Code looks intriguing, although like many science fiction movies (and books for that matter), the framework seems to be artificially contrived to support the central idea. The idea in this case is the "last 8 minutes." The author or screenwriter then works backward from that to think of a framework and background that will permit that idea to be played out. This isn't bad, but it is hard to make it seem real and compelling. "Inception" did it. Not so sure this one will, but it will be worth a shot.

  2. "Moon" was the best true science fiction movie I've seen in a really long time. Hoping that carries over to Source Code.


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