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I just watched it on low resolution on the main warnerbrothers site. It took ages to load up though.

 

I DO like that dripping feet scene. Wonder whose feet they are though - there's a discarded trainer at the side.

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That trailer is here or for those who want to just right-click and save, here.

 

It's a terrible trailer I think, especially when held up alongside its European counterpart which if nothing else manages to exude a genuinely tense mood and atmosphere, even allowing for the slightly ill-judged industrial music break about 3/4 of the way through.

 

Anyone know what the thinking behind releasing different promo material for the States/Europe is ? Presumably it's down to the notion of them being two different audiences, but sure a fella in Dublin is just as likely to have as different a taste to a bloke down the road than one living in the States.

 

We always seem to get the best stuff 'over here', just look at the recent Batman Begins posters or the aforementioned Constantine trailer for starters.!

 

Double, James and myself reckon that the dripping, bloody feet could belong to a character who shows up at the ends of the Dangerous Habits storyline.

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We are living in a very prude and religious Bush country now.

 

 

Anyone know what the thinking behind releasing different promo material for the States/Europe is ?  Presumably it's down to the notion of them being two different audiences, but sure a fella in Dublin is just as likely to have as different a taste to a bloke down the road than one living in the States. 

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Even taking that into account, you still have Rachel Weisz front and center in the US version, all wet and drippy, showing off her bra while the European one foregoes that in favour of building a MOOD and STORY in order to CAPTURE the interest of those watching so they'll want to PAY MONEY to see the movie.

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I saw both trailers and agree that the International one is better. But the American trailer seems to be doing very well, the word of mouth on the web from people who had seen it at the movies this weekend is very strong right now.

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Anyone know what the thinking behind releasing different promo material for the States/Europe is ?  Presumably it's down to the notion of them being two different audiences, but sure a fella in Dublin is just as likely to have as different a taste to a bloke down the road than one living in the States. 

 

I think the assumption is the Europe is a more cultured audience and will therefore appreciate a moodier, more tense trailer, whereas America is just full of morons who want to see guns and cleavage shots.

 

Like the Japanese Matrix trailers, two thirds of which are just people stood around philosophising.

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That's my line of thinking and while it's easy to see where they're coming from, it's also terribly infuriating - no-one seems to look down on the American audience quite as much as the American's do (well, maybe the French...).

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That's my line of thinking and while it's easy to see where they're coming from, it's also terribly infuriating - no-one seems  to look down on the American audience quite as much as the American's do (well, maybe the French...).

 

The American's [sic] <> Hollywood elitist swine.

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You have to dumb everything down for American audiences. Sentences confuse us. And when you take into account that most of the population of the red states are significantly inbred, grunts and snorts, breasts and guns, etc. are what will get them to pry a tenner out of the wallet for a flick. These people use the internet for one purpose: downloading porn.

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Double, James and myself reckon that the dripping, bloody feet could belong to a character who shows up at the ends of the Dangerous Habits storyline.

 

 

Yes, that's what I was thinking, and if it's done via the deceased former owner of the trainers then I think that's quite clever.

 

Of course I could just be indulging in a bit of wishful thinking.

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that trailer just makes me so mad. There's some genuinely interesting images in there mixed in with the dumb bond shit and the whoas. It just keeps making me think about what a great movie/HBO mini-series Hellblazer wouldve made. And its just being butchered. Bastards. Old sentiments I know, but still. That trailer renewed my anger.

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that trailer just makes me so mad. There's some genuinely interesting images in there mixed in with the dumb bond shit and the whoas. It just keeps making me think about what a great movie/HBO mini-series Hellblazer wouldve made. And its just being butchered. Bastards. Old sentiments I know, but still. That trailer renewed my anger.

 

this is exactly what I thought: the images of the dripping feet worked for me, but then they show Keanu again (does he really say "whoa" at the beginning? sure seemed like that to me) and things go to shit. I hate the over reliance on CGI. though I do like Rachel Weisz in a wet bra, I have to say.

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It must be. What other character could it be with holes in his feets that bleed?

Above the feet, there also is a bit of white pants, and the only guy in the trailer with white pants is the one who walks through the glass door. "John" (Keanu) is in the back of the shot sprawled against a wall or something.

 

I just hope they kept a lot of the rest of the storyline. Couldn't Midnite take Brendan's place in a "drop of the hard stuff" twist? Yeah, okay, this is wishful thinking. On the other hand, the glass door would definitely fit into Midnite's place, and it sort of does resemble the dramatic introduction of the First in said issue.

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It must be. What other character could it be with holes in his feets that bleed?

Above the feet, there also is a bit of white pants, and the only guy in the trailer with white pants is the one who walks through the glass door. "John" (Keanu) is in the back of the shot sprawled against a wall or something.

 

I just hope they kept a lot of the rest of the storyline. Couldn't Midnite take Brendan's place in a "drop of the hard stuff" twist? Yeah, okay, this is wishful thinking. On the other hand, the glass door would definitely fit into Midnite's place, and it sort of does resemble the dramatic introduction of the First in said issue.

 

From what I could see, that guy in the white pants is Peter Stormare ie. The First.

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Even taking that into account, you still have Rachel Weisz front and center in the US version, all wet and drippy, showing off her bra while the European one foregoes that in favour of building a MOOD and STORY in order to CAPTURE the interest of those watching so they'll want to PAY MONEY to see the movie.

 

Having said that, there is the bit where the screen goes black and you hear Weisz making pseudo sex-sounds (I think she's actually getting her breath back after the ludicrous exploding bath).

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Even taking that into account, you still have Rachel Weisz front and center in the US version, all wet and drippy, showing off her bra while the European one foregoes that in favour of building a MOOD and STORY in order to CAPTURE the interest of those watching so they'll want to PAY MONEY to see the movie.

 

Having said that, there is the bit where the screen goes black and you hear Weisz making pseudo sex-sounds (I think she's actually getting her breath back after the ludicrous exploding bath).

Am I weird for not associating those sounds with anything sexual at all, given the context? Or are you all a bunch of over-hormonized fuckbunnies?:D

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