September 20, 2010

Trailer Trash: The Tourist

It's time to root through some trailers. What sorts of wonderful things will be alluded to today?

Let me explain my incredibly weird philosophy on Muse real fast, if you care to know! I am more than just obsessed with them; I am a god damn fanatic when it comes to Matt, Chris, and Dom! Hello? I retitled my blog with reference to one of their songs! I know, it's bad, but, hey! Admitting it is the first step! Anyway, where am I going with this?

The Tourist is an international caper that concerns a man named Frank, a woman named Elise, and a case of mistaken identity that leads to an intercontinental chase! Frank was just a guy on a train until he met Elise, who ropes him into a plot involving gangsters, police, money, gunfire, and boat chases! Looks like a James Bond movie without the martinis!

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are Frank and Elise, respectively! Depp hasn't done a caper like this in a while, and Jolie looks to be playing a far more restrained character than she has played of late! That being said, they ooze chemistry in this trailer! They look primed to deliver taut performances! I can't wait!

Ok, back to Muse! When the trailer started, I was interested! It was Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, beautiful scenery, and international intrigue! And then Muse's "Map of Problematique" came blasting through my speakers for the rest of the trailer, and I was sold! A smart use of a Muse song in a trailer will make want to see the movie being advertised, even if that movie isn't very good (see Knight and Day)! But no, really! This is a very cool trailer that does a great job at getting me excited to see two of the biggest and most talented stars today match wits on screen! I'm there! 

1 comment:

  1. I may not be the Muse fanatic you are, but...ditto. I had the same experience watching this. If you play music from certain acts in your trailer, my idiot mind WILL want to watch your movie more. It's called marketing, and it works for a reason, folks.

    But seriously, The Tourist does look like fun even sans Muse. And it's from the director of The Lives of Others, so bonus!