Happy Monday readers! This great recut of the 1974 trailer using the style and music of Luhrmann’s adaptation dropped over the weekend. Expertly done. Enjoy!
I’m a big fan of recut and mashed-up trailers, this one is no exception. Brad Hansen of Craveonline.com has taken the Dark Knight Rises trailer and mixed it with the Lion King to create, “The Lion King Rises.”
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t initially excited for this film when I first read about it. But, all it takes is a great score by John Williams and some epic & beautiful shots of war to convince me. I’m officially looking forward to seeing this film this Christmas.
Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ is based on the Children’s novel set during World War II, telling the friendship and journey of a young man named Albert, and a horse named Joey. The film follows the journey of the horse through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of the people he meets.
‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the new ‘Apes’ prequel/reboot from 20th Century released a trailer today. The film takes place in the present day, and shows how animal testing leads to the….you guessed it…Rise of the Apes.
I’m not sure how to feel about this film. I’ve never been a huge fan of the series, and I found Burton’s “reimaginging” absolutely abysmal. I saw director Rupert Wyatt’s film ‘The Escapist‘ at the Independent Film Festival of Boston last year, and really enjoyed it. This film however…well, I’ll just have to wait and see.
It’s amazing how much the style of trailers have changed since the early days of motion pictures. Even looking at trailers from the 80s, things have a completely different look and feel. So these clever fellows have cut together a fan trailer of Inception, using sound clips from Rear Window, Vertigo, and Spellbound, the result, a cool concept to what things might have looked like if Inception came out in in the late 40s early 50s.
So, of course, besides running Lonely Reviewer.com, I’m also a filmmaker in my own right. And I recently participated in an fake trailer contest here in Boston, at the Brattle Theatre. The subject was “Labor Day,” and I created this fake trailer with a vague story and a lot of visual effects. Our video won the competition!
The sound was cut by Gregg Swiatlowski, and the voice over artist in the end is Jim Jakala, who does many amazing great television and radio commercial spots. It also stars other LR bloggers, Brandin, Ben, and Phil!
Thank you everyone for your help, and enjoy the trailer!
Get it while it lasts, someone has uploaded the full Prince of Persia trailer to Youtube. Apparently it premiered the other night in the UK. First impression is, lots of slow motion jumping, lots of effects, but will the film find an audience? Prince of Persia is an interesting franchise, obviously it is an incredibly popular video game, but, will enough people be into it that they’ll check out the film? Only “time” will tell.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Mel Gibson in a major film role, I believe the last was Signs in 2002. ‘Edge of Darkeness,’ from Casino Royale director Martin Campbell looks like a return to form for the controversial actor/director. An all out action thriller. Say what you will about the guy, I love his movies.
What do you think of this trailer?