Trailer Parking: Lincoln, Hansel and Gretel remixed and The Hobbit
With Oscar season in full swing; Hollywood is pulling out the big guns with a stable of movies that look like they’ll be in the running for a series of awards. This week, Trailer Parking will be reviewing two trailers from movies that’ll be in the Golden Globe/Oscar race: The Hobbit and Lincoln. Also, the Trailer Parking family has a new member in Jonsey Stark. Together, we’re going to give you the ‘’yea’’ or ‘’nah’’ on some of Hollywood’s hottest trailers.
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Bobby: First off is Lincoln. What were your initial thoughts?
Jonsey: Honestly I had forgotten this was a thing. Then me being me I thought…How awesome would this be if it was a legit sequel to his vampire slaying adventures?
But seriously, this thing screams “trying too hard” and “Oscar bait” to me. That being said I’m conflicted because I LOVE the cast, particularly LewisAnd I think he definitely looks the part and as a history buff I can appreciate that he’s using a accurate voice for Lincoln and not the usual master orator bass
Bobby: Which is a great thing. I’m fascinated that you don’t hear Abe speak till the end of the trailer.
It set up a level of anticipation.With this being a Speilberg movie, and an A list cast, this is probably going to sweep the Oscars, Golden Globes. I also expect it to near the 3 hour mark
Jonsey: Word.About 3 hours seems just right for this type of film
Bobby: By the way, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is having the best year ever.
First TDKR, then his solo flick, Looper, and now Lincoln. Awesome
Jonsey: Hadn’t noticed that Lewis didn’t speak til the end. That’s how much presence he brings to roles. Wait he’s in Lincoln?! Man I missed that.But yeah, I’m so glad dude’s getting the looks he is. Loved dude since 3rd Rock and the Sun always wanted to see him in a DBZ movie as Android 19.
Bobby: I didn’t see him in the trailer, but his name is in the cast.Dude is making waves in Hollywood
Jonsey: Indeed, So I guess were’ both going to see this one?
Bobby: And if he grows his hair back, he would be the perfect guy for Android 17…
I’m giving it a Must See .
Jonsey: I’m giving it a Must See . rating myself. It’ll definitely be a cultural talking point
The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Bobby: Next up is The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey . Fan boys of the Lord of The Ring movies and books finally get The Hobbit coming to theatres this December. And judging from the trailer, it looks as epic as we expected it to be. Peter Jackson seems as if he can make these movies in his basement if he wanted to. Great cast, great vision, and special effects give us a film that’s going to make a lot of money and possibly an Oscar for visual effects.
Jonsey: Honestly, I have little to add to what you said here. I was expecting to be, well disappointed.And I was not at all. The casting looks spot on.The tone is perfect.The cinematography is wonderful.
And the pay off of Smeagol in the trailer…money shot man
Bobby:Younger Gollum FTW!
Jonsey: I’m trying not to fanboy gush here, but this is a Must See .
Bobby: Must See . from me as well and I’m not even a huge fan of the series.
Jonsey: Yeah, these books colored my youth and even adulthood, man.And I’m generally quite pleased with how they’ve translated to the big screen. I trust Jackson with this even more than Sean Deez and I trusted Nolan with Batman.
Bobby: Honestly, I think a lot of us were expecting to be disappointed because Jackson set the bar so high with the Lord of the Ring trilogy that we thought: ”How can he top that?!”
Well, he seems to have done it.
Jonsey: Yeah, I mean we have to wait to see the final product, but things look hopeful. I think waiting this amount of time has allowed us to view these trailer with fresh eyes
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Starring : Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Peter Stormare
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Bobby: Next up is Hansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersThoughts?
Jonsey: I Love Renner, really; I do. But no… Just no.This screams Van Hellsing to me. Typical action flick.Also tired of the reimagined Fairy Tale stuff.And this is from a guy who’s only read the first trade of Willingham’s Fables.
Bobby: It does have that look. But, I’m willing to give this a chance.It seems like something from Joss Whedon’s rhyme book.And Jeremy Renner is really pimping himself, huh?This is good TNT fodder on a rainy day. I’m giving it a Cable.rating
I wouldn’t pay $7 to see this, but I’ll mos def kick my feet up and watch it on cable
Jonsey: Yeah, I can see the Whedonesque qualities. But in a “poor man’s” sort of way, folk. Mosedef calling this a Cable . rating.
Bobby: …Poor man by far. But, if Whedon had done this in the late 90′s or early ’00′s, we would be all over it
But, like you said, the fairy tale stuff is getting stale… I hate Van Hesling. Darkness Falls was okay
Bobby: …Fairy tales should be left to Disney and Shrek
Jonsey: Yeah, I mean it’s cool the whole revisionists stuff I don’t mind. But it’s like when things become the hot new trend that it makes it hard for me to enjoy them
Example…the vampire werewolf craze.I like both fine of and within themselves. But then everybody and they Old Earth had a blood sucker romance story
Bobby: And none of them have been better than buffy the vampire slayer, IMO.
Zero Dark Thirty
Starring: Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton
Directed by: Mark Boal
Bobby: Last up is Zero Dark Thirty
Honestly, this feels like 24: The Movie
I loved The Hurt Locker, but this feels almost generic to
Jonsey: I’m really 50/50 on this
I LOVE these kind of films but nothing about this one stands out to me.
Bobby: Right. Nothing stands out for me as well.
Maybe it’s because it’s the first trailer, but this does nothing for me. We get little action, little plot, and I’m getting worn out on Middle Eastern Conflict movies
Jonsey: Word. I mean I liked the way they worked the poster design into the trailer. That’s the one thing prescient in my mind about this film.And of course the title due to the Aesop Rock Title. Oh and that guy screaming about Osama.
This one I’ll definitely need to hear both professional and grassroots reviews for before I invest in a ticket
Bobby: Mark Boal is a smart man, but I’m not seeing his vision for this one
I’ll catch this one on Netflix.
Jonsey: I must concur, my man
Netflix. this, call over a lady, and have a back up comedy/horror joint just in case
Bobby: Now youre taking me back to my dorm days