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Gods And Robots And Painful Stereotypes

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 7, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 7, 2011 |

These things are tough, in some ways. It’s a 30 second snapshot — it’s hard enough to make an effective trailer with two minutes. 30 seconds?

Anyway, on to the next round of trailers from yesterday:

Super 8

Typical JJ Abrams. Looks fun, has a sort of E.T. vibe to it, but tells us next to nothing (beyond what we already knew). Still, it should whet some appetites.

The Adjustment Bureau

I love Damon and Blunt. And Terrence Stamp! And John Slatterly! And yet… buzz on this one hasn’t been great. I feel like it’s a concept I should dig, except it was already sorta done (and done well) in Dark City. I’m hoping it’ll be good.

Cowboys And Aliens

Some new stuff here — and everything I see about this makes me giddy. It just looks like a good fuckin’ time.


The second dose of Depp. Weird as hell, but it looks like fun. Definitely the winner among the animated movie trailers.

Battle: Los Angeles

It’d be super awesome if this ends up being good, especially after I was brainraped by Skyline.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Michael Bay’s been on damage control mode since Revenge Of The Fallen flushed itself into theaters. This one is typical Bay — artful explosions, dirty sweaty people, and a pretty girl standing looking scared as things ‘asplode behind her. That final shot was pretty fuckin’ sweet though, and it looks like Bay is amping up the destruction factor in this one, which is hard to believe. Now if he could get someone other than a methed-up epileptic to edit the damn thing. Oh, and did I see a giant flying robot dinosaur? Because that pleases me.


But don’t you worry! If you were concerned at the lack of painful ethnic stereotyping, Rio is here to answer your prayers. Fuck you and die, George Lopez.


Considering we’ve already seen a five-minute sort-of trailer for Thor, this was cool, but nothing too new except for the shot of the frost giant at the end. Still, I’m psyched for it.

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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