Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Something Kick-Ass This Way Comes
So, I went to see Transformers this morning.
I'm happy to report that, amazingly, it didn't leave me threatening to trade the life of the girl behind the concession counter for a refund of my ten bucks; In fact, the movie whose teaser trailer once left me snickering my elitist ass off was actually damn good. It's big and dumb as all hell, but it's also thoroughly entertaining.
Believe it or not though, the movie itself was just barely the star of the show.
It was all but outdone by a mere two minutes of film attached to the coming attractions.
I'd recommend seeing Transformers for no other reason than the chance to see what could very well be the most startling, intense, and effective teaser trailer to hit screens in, well, possibly forever.
It's for the top secret project from MI:3 director and Lost creator J.J. Abrams, which so far is known only as "Cloverfield." (Even the teaser doesn't mention the name of the movie, which just adds to the ominous jolt of it.)
I'd pass along what's known about the project so far, but best to let the trailer work its magic without spoiling the initial shock and sense of appropriate confusion it dishes out in spades.
Suffice to say, it comes out of nowhere -- and managed to leave an entire theater in stunned silence.
Whatever the hell it is -- I can't wait for it.