Two new trailers were released yesterday. One you have probably seen by now, and it’s the first trailer for Ender’s Game (staring Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, and Viola Davis, among others). It’s a sci-fi action piece based on a bestselling novel you probably read when younger. At least I hope you did. Check it out.
io9.com had a great breakdown of the trailer, if you want to pick it apart. I thought it was a pretty good trailer, great for introducing people unfamiliar with the book to the Battle School, the kids, and the war. We’ll see if later previews get into the more psychological/emotional aspects of the film (assuming they carry over from the book).
The second trailer is for the third installment of spoofs starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and directed by Edgar Wright. Where as Shaun of the Dead took on zombies, and Hot Fuzz took on action movies, this one is a riff on apocalypse movies, complete with a shortcut over fences (well, sort of).
I’m a big fan of the first two, so I’m looking forward to this one. Although it looks like aliens or monsters, not just the end of the world? Hard to tell. Doesn’t really matter though. That trio, plus Martin Freeman as a main character? I’m sold.