Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Adjustment Bureau

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 Adjustment Bureau – Opening September 17, 2010

This trailer was recently released online, and it looks really cool. What starts off as an intoxicating meeting between two strangers quickly turns into a shadowy sci-fi thriller akin to “Dark City” where mysterious figures rearrange events and details about people’s lives to restore (their own sense of) order to the universe. It’s easily the kind of tale that can intrigue, enthrall, and then make completely no sense, but I discovered after watching the trailer that it’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose has had many of his works – “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall,” “Impostor,” “Minority Report,” and “A Scanner Darkly” – brought to the screen. His stories are always fascinating, and this should make for some great sci-fi. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are wonderful actors to take on the lead roles, and they’ve both nailed their respective parts in the trailer – Damon as the man in search of the woman he can’t stop thinking about and Blunt as the one who enchanted him instantly but has yet to be found. Teaming up Terence Stamp and John Slattery as the Big Brother figures with their hats makes for an intimidating duo of villains. I’m eager to see this because it looks like a thriller that should work, though it could turn out like two failed adaptations of Dick concepts: “Paycheck” and “Next.” Still, I’m hoping this will be an excellent instance of smart sci-fi, and I can’t wait to see it.

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