||Fantasy / Thriller
||Rifle, more guns, fire breathing,
helicopters, battle axe, tanks, armed personnel carriers, pistol,
truck mounted harpoon, teeth.
|"In a world where..."
||"A creature has been awakened..."
Dragons aren't figments of our imagination,. they've just been hibernating
for a really long time. Millions of years in fact. Leave it to the
UK to wake them up and bring on an apocalypse. Surprisingly it's
a Harry Potter wannabe who brings on the end of civilization and
not soccer fans crying over another early World Cup exit.
The dragons are highly evolved, very deadly and apparently needed
to hit the snooze button for another million years. Nice to see an
apocalypse of the non-nuclear holocaust kind. Matthew McConaughey
is the brash American who wants to kill all the dragons. Christian
Bale is the wimpy Brit who just wants to survive.
McConaughey has assembled an arsenal of tanks, helicopters and advanced
radar to take on the beasts. He's also brought along a trusty battle
Of course, what trailer with a fire breathing dragon would be complete
without the clichéd "outrunning the explosion" shot.
McConaughey does the honors for us this time.
Despite the clichéd shot and the action trailer formula this
preview has a good blend of post-apocalyptic images with a medieval
flavor. There's bazookas and battle axes, helicopters and horses,
and torches that don't need batteries. I like the mix of old and
Several scenes reminded me of the trailer for Aliens.
The egg, the screaming monster, people running scared. Unlike Aliens
we do get to see glimpse of clouds and sky, but there is
still a dark tone to this trailer. There are no witty one liners.
No assurances that our protagonist will be victorious. Just action
and some bad ass beasts - very Aliensy indeed.
Conclusion on Trailer: Well done. The voice over is appropriate
in quality and quantity. While it follows the standard action trailer
formula of background then action montage it's very well done. The
post-apocalyptic medievalness won me over. Eight spots.
Conclusion on Movie: With action movies it's hard to predict. This
one has a very good concept and the trailer is very promising. Either
way I guarantee one thing. Though our heroes may think they have
killed every egg and dragon, the closing shot will be of the one(s)
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