Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Welcome back to the inaugural 2016 edition of a 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.

10 Cloverfield Lane – Opening March 11, 2016

What trailer could be better to restart this feature for the first time in months than what may well be the most talked-about trailer in some time? Unlike many delighted moviegoers, I did not have the opportunity to see this trailer in a theatre before a movie without knowing what it was for and experience the rush of realizing it. I’m most intrigued by the way in which this film has been marketed, completely under the radar and then gaining considerable momentum just two months before its theatrical release by catching the world by surprise. While I did get a serious headache from the handheld camera cinematography, I thoroughly enjoyed the 2008 film that spawns this sequel of sorts. This film looks like something completely different, showing a much more contained and isolated world that exists as a subset of the greater universe of the original film. The cast is small and strong, featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher, Jr., a great trio if ever I’ve seen one. It appears, from the trailer, that these three live in an underground bunker in whatever remains of the world that was torn apart by the mysterious monster from “Cloverfield,” and Winstead’s character, possibly a daughter, is eager to escape despite harsh warnings from Goodman’s character, possibly her father, not to go outside. It’s sure to be just as mysterious and enthralling as the first, and hopefully not as headache-inducing. I’m not sure that I need to rush to go see it in IMAX the day after my birthday when it comes out, but I’m definitely interested and most of all curious.

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