Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Grade Z-Team

Correct me if I'm wrong but a trailer or even a short teaser which is essentially what this is, is supposed to entice you to want to see the movie, in this case The A-Team. (courtesy of

Iron Man 2's first trailer NAILED it, with some humor up front, then some "meat and potatoes" with a bit of the plot and new characters, then leaving you with Iron Man and War Machine up to their metal necks in carnage and explosions. IT GETS YOU INTERESTED IN THE MOVIE.

Same thing with the new Kick-Ass trailer. It's put together in such as was as to build your interest - you can almost feel the audiences leaning toward their screens as this story of a kid who decides to become a real-life superhero unfolds. There's a ton of humor, we're introduced to the characters including the stand-out antics of Hit Girl and, yes, some seriously kick-ass action! IT GETS YOU INTERESTED IN THE MOVIE.

This A-Team teaser trailer makes you YAWN. Fans waited 20 years FOR THIS? Generic gun play and crap (aside from the falling tank in sky thing which has the WORST background compositing - it looks like a stage play!) There's no build up to Hannibal's Smith's catch phrase, there's no rhythm, there's no nothing! Any random season of 24 has as much action (and that's on a TV budget). I'm more interested in the next Steven Seagal direct-to-video cheapie than this bloated non-event. (They better make a second trailer - FAST - that is light years better than this one, to save their stupid film and to apologize to everyone who saw this flaccid first marketing effort.)

"If you can find them, maybe you can hire The A-Team?" After watching this trailer, you don't want see their stupid movie, let alone hire them.

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