Monday, February 9, 2015

Trailer Watch: "Poltergeist 2015" Trailer #1


Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its success or failure which is why it is important for a studio to cut together the best possible trailer they can. While I do have some expectations or even some insight into many of the film trailers presented here, please take it all with a grain of salt and make your own opinion from what is shown (that is why I insist you see the trailer first each time). Most of all though, kick back and see if you agree with my off the cuff reactions. Watch the trailer and listen to my reaction after the break.

Reboots are a sore spot for me, especially when that reboot isn't needed which is the case with the new Poltergeist movie. The original Poltergeist has held up well over time (a testament to the amount of work that went into it), so when this reboot was announced it felt like a cheap cash-in attempt. However, while I still feel it isn't needed, this initial trailer does show a lot of promise. It seems to understand what made the original good and is sticking to that formula so if it turns out like the Evil Dead remake (which I had similar feelings towards), we at the very least will have a decent update to a beloved classic. Plus it has Sam Rockwell who instantly makes the project a hundred times more appealing. Check out my reaction to the trailer now.

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