Three new trailers for three very different films arrived online over the weekend. Will the finished films be worth the price of admission? Let's take a closer look:
Trailers: 'New Moon', 'A Christmas Carol' and Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: The second full-length trailer for New Moon is real heavy on the story details – going so far as to give away practically the entire movie, save for maybe the last few scenes. Granted, most of the folks going to see New Moon probably read the book (and therefore know what happens), but still – there's a lot packed into that sucker, including a main premise that includes Bella trying to die so that Edward would save her, but then Edward freaking and trying to die because he thinks she's dead. Something tells me they should just rename this sucker Romeo & Juliet Are Vampires and be done with it.
Verdict: B- (for Constant TMI Syndrome)
A Christmas Carol: Finally we have a new trailer for Robert Zemeckis' latest motion-captured treat, which, yes, is another spin on the classic Charles Dickens tale about a grumpy old Christmas hater who's visited by three spirits (past, present and future) and, in turn, learns the true meaning of Christmas. Jim Carrey stars as a few different characters alongside folks like Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn and Bob Hoskins.
Verdict: B (for Remember When Zemeckis Made Movies With Actual Live People in Them?)
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Remember all that Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the 50-show London tour he was supposed to begin a couple of weeks after he passed away? Well, they made a documentary out of it, and the first trailer for that film's limited two-week engagement has arrived online. Essentially you're looking at a number of clips of the artist performing mixed together with some of Michael's more memorable songs.
Verdict: C- (for I'm Not a Big Fan of This Whole "Milking An Artist While He's Dead" Idea)
So, do any of these trailers actually make you want to watch the finished film?
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