Trailer Hopping : James Bond and Skyfall - Movie Looks As Expected, Trailer Sucks
The Skyfall teaser trailer to the next installment of a long movie franchise – Bond, James Bond is unimpressively annoying. It flashes couple second scenes played to annoying double gunshot “dun-dun” sounds, and ended with only 15 seconds of good Bond action. Though these couple second bits neither build plot anticipation nor excitement for the movie, it does show a high gadgetry, high tech/CGI and beautifully shot Bond movie with its core intact -- a movie full of action, explosions, gun shots and of course, beautiful seductive women. What’s a James Bond movie without the pussycats?
The trailer packed a lot of scenes in a factual manner without telling the viewer anything about the movie. Fact: Woman standing in Chinese shop; Bond shooting through vast corporate building; M standing in front of dead agents; Bond entering dragon head on rowboat; Bond being seductively shaven by girl; Bond running through London streets; Bond falling between buildings; Bond escaping gun fire and running through exploding building; M and Bond talking while glimpses of the Bond car is in the foreground; Bond’s intent stare; Train wreck rams though tunnel; Silhouette of man, not Bond, running towards burning building. Skyfall. What is this movie about and what happened to the Bond music?
Fortunately for the trailer makers, it is a Bond movie, and there are certain events expected to occur in a Bond movie, such as: the girl who shaved Bond will probably kick his ass after she seduced him; Bond will come up with a creative way to land gracefully from his building jump/fall; and that whitish gray car will probably go through some crazy maneuvers in the middle of busy traffic somewhere. The only odd scene is Bond running in the middle of a busy London street. Traffic looks insanely busy, yet where he is running, there are no cars; as if the cars moved out of the way for him. He should be shown weaving through cars and not the other way around.
The last 15 seconds of the trailer are probably the most intense and fascinating. “…some men are coming to kill us…we’re going to kill them first.” They’re standing in front of a blue neon sign that flashed “something-something-Communications”, and then a jellyfish. Jellyfish image??? Then, the fun begins -- exploding buildings, fire blasting through a tunnel, shooting at people, cars flying off trains, fighting scene between Bond and some guy under water, and fighting and jumping off train tops.
Skyfall is scheduled to open on November 9, 2012 in the US, while UK audiences can enjoy it two weeks earlier. It stars Daniel Crag as James Bond, along with some returning cast – Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and some new comers – Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, and Naomie Harris.
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