Monday, March 30, 2015

Trailer Watch: "No Escape" 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.

Ah, the white American trapped in a foreign country cliché. No other genre has terrorized vacationing American families as these worse-possible-scenario flicks have. While I do enjoy myself a good escape-the-country flick from time to time, the problem is that unless your film takes place in a country never used before or features a top tier actor in the lead role (this film has neither by the way), there is little reason to see a new one because it has all been done before. That being said, I do like seeing Owen Wilson playing against type and the trailer does have a certain energy to it, this could be a fun thrill ride if done right. Check out my reaction to the trailer now.

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