Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday's Top Trailer: The Lovely Bones

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Lovely Bones - Opening December 11, 2009

I've been seeing this trailer before nearly every movie for the past month or so. I was excited about this movie from the first moment I watched the trailer online in August, and I figured it was about time that I highlighted it on Movies with Abe, and there were no other trailers which caught my attention this week. "The Lovely Bones" has many things going for it, including but not limited to an accomplished director, Peter Jackson ("Lord of the Rings," "King Kong") and a stellar ensemble cast, including Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, Stanley Tucci, and the very talented young Saoirse Ronan (Briony in "Atonement") as the protagonist, Susie Salmon. The trailer itself happens to be absolutely fantastic, and each time I'm even more excited to see it. The imagery looks wonderful, and the way that Susie narrates her post-mortem life is simply dazzling. The most wonderful thing about the trailer is the use of Audio Machine's "House of Cards" to heighten the suspense factor. The song has been used before in the equally awesome trailers for "Gone Baby Gone" and "Changeling," but this one looks like the best. Taking away Michael Imperioli's overbearing New York accent and giving Stanley Tucci the chance to play a terrifying villain are both great ideas, and it looks like the cast is in fine form. The story seems really interesting also, and I imagine that fans of the book are looking forward to this promising adaptation. I personally haven't read it, but I can't wait for this film to be released.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

You should check out the book. It's very good. And the film looks really good. Here's hoping it won't be a disappointment.