Maybe I’m in a softie mood, but this looks pretty darn good. The idea of a new Luc Besson action movie after 16 good-God-has-it-been-that-long-whhhhhyyyyyyy years is certainly enough to get my attention. If there were new movies from Michael Mann or John McTiernan, my head would probably explode.
I do love Michelle Pfeiffer’s clever twist on the cool-people-walking-away-from-explosions bit in this trailer. It’s a great bit of actorly business and in a broader sense, really sells me on the movie if there’s strong performances and great action to be found here.
The other day, I rather snarkily poked fun at a trailer for The Brass Teapot because the clip featured a title card with a common (although inexcusable) grammatical error.
Then an LA-based PR agency wrote me a delightful little email and asked me to repost this new version where the error was corrected. Maybe they made other changes as well; I couldn’t say for sure.
BUT OH HOLY CRAP MY LITTLE BLOG IS ON THE RADAR OF THE FILM INDUSTRY PROMOTIONAL MACHINE ELITE.
Anyway, I am nothing if not a fair-minded man, so here’s the revised trailer above. It looks like a fun enough diversion; an intriguing little story about a down-on-their-luck couple who discover a magical teapot that spits money everywhere when they hurt themselves.
And to think I was unable, in 9+ years in Hollywood, to come up with a marketable high-concept script.
If it’s wrong to kick down a door, violently push past my coworkers, run full-tilt a half-mile to the nearest theatre, cause several traffic accidents (and fires) by blatantly disregarding jaywalking laws, destroy the entire glass-door front of the theatre, loudly demand to purchase admission, savagely gut-punch every theatre employee who doesn’t know what I’m screaming about because the movie’s not even close to being out yet…