Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp caper The Tourist gets a terrific trailer.


I haven't been following this one at all, knowing its existence only from the occasional paparazzi photos that popped up here and there. But this is a stunningly effective trailer, selling a generally unknown entity smashingly well. Depp seems to relish playing a normal schlub for the first time since, I dunno, Nick of Time in 1995. Jolie is doing her usual vixen shtick, which is effective per usual. The dialogue is quippy and amusing, and Paul Bettany is exuding several kinds of bad-ass. While it may just be canned trailer music, the pulsating dance music that kicks in at 1:26 is surprisingly effective when contrasted with the amusing bit of Depp reporting a crime. The only fault? I didn't spot Rufus Sewell or Timothy Dalton (any film that casts the severely under-appreciated Timothy Dalton gets bonus points). This one comes out on December 10th, and it officially has my interest.

Scott Mendelson

6 comments:

Jihad Punk 77 said...

oh my god. I just creamed in my panties.

Scott Mendelson said...

And that, my dear, is the kind of nuanced, thoughtful discourse that I write this blog to encourage. :-)

-J- said...

The music is a song by Muse, "Map of the Problematique".

Margaret said...

I know J already pointed it out, so pardon my redundancy. But, I read the short review before I watched the clip, so when Map of the Problematique kicked it I almost screamed. That is NOT canned trailer music. I really, really hope it is in the film's soundtrack. It seems to fit the pace of action well. I'm really looking forward to the film. Thanks for posting the trailer here!

Margaret said...

I know J already pointed it out, so pardon my redundancy. But, I read the short review before I watched the clip, so when Map of the Problematique kicked it I almost screamed. That is NOT canned trailer music. I really, really hope it is in the film's soundtrack. It seems to fit the pace of action well. I'm really looking forward to the film. Thanks for posting the trailer here!

-J- said...

The music is a song by Muse, "Map of the Problematique".

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