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April 2022 Trailers 01 May 2022

Some trailers I've seen recently, and my thoughts on them. (Links are to youtube. Opinions are thoroughly personal. Calibration: I want a trailer to tell me what's different about this film; the marketers want it to tell me why it's like all the others…)

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: I find myself thinking "if you want to have a story about a snail, why not have it looking like a snail". But no, that would be too easy I guess.

Paws of Fury - The Legend of Hank: the idea of poking fun at clichés is to have something funny to say about them, not just "har har, this is a cliché". Or "people fart".

Crimes of the Future (Teaser): well, all this really has to say is "it looks like light body horror". I suppose one might be intrigued.

Thor - Love and Thunder (Teaser): oh joy, it's all about the manpain.

Flux Gourmet: can the film about very self-indulgent activity avoid being very self-indulgent itself? That's what will make or break this for me.

Fire Island: so basically it comes down to romantic comedy? Fair enough.

Bodies Bodies Bodies: "not-so-harmless teenage game" is a horror film genre now I guess. There are hints that this isn't entirely machine-made script, but it's hard to tell.

On the Count of Three (Red Band): well, it looks as though it does at least admit that the cliché that Suicide Is Always Wrong may not be the whole story – though I bet they end up deciding to live anyway. Appealing cast too, particularly Carmichael.

Watcher: I suppose it is unreasonable of me to feel that we shouldn't need to keep telling the "woman really is in danger, but nobody believes her" story. Looks as though this one hangs on the lead performance.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris: very nearly makes me physically itch.

  1. Posted by Ashley R Pollard at 12:24pm on 01 May 2022

    Perhaps you might find it fun to watch Cinema Therapy on YouTube instead of torturing yourself with posting links to things that you hate.

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