Trailers of the Week – The Tree of Life and 13 Assassins
April 29, 2011 Leave a comment
Another week down, another batch of trailers to talk about. I know that the new Thor, Harry Potter and Transformer trailers were released this week. I am sure that everyone has seen them already. So I decided to pick up on a few trailers that are making the rounds as well from some incredibly talented directors.
The Tree of Life:
A very highly anticipated movie from a director that is rather reclusive in nature. Terrence Malick has a career that has spanned over 4 decades, but has only directed 5 movies. A lot of people wait in anticipation for his next film, some of which are The Thin Red Line and The New World. His work is impressive and the trailer for The Tree of Life, is no different. Beautiful imagery and stunning cinematography, Terrence tells the story of life and pursuit to understanding the world that we live in. The movie looks at the life of one individual and the growth and understanding of the world and life that he will live. We see the amazement and intriguing world through the eyes of the individual as a child. The world is such a fascinating place to live and as we were once children, we can relate to that sentiment. The movie progresses and the child soon sees the harsh reality of life; sickness, suffering and death. The movie then takes us to the individual as an adult, one that essentially lost all the bewilderment that life brought and becomes another soul in the grand scheme of life.
I am eagerly awaiting this movie to come to theater. I love everything that Terrence Malik has made and this looks like an incredibly moving story with gorgeous visuals.
If you read my review over Shogun Assassin, then you already know how I feel about this movie. Let me tell you if you are not familiar with my love for samurai movies. ahem….THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE THE BEST MOVIES OF THE YEAR. This is a movie coming from the mind of Takashi Miike about a band of samurai assassins and their quest to kill a ruthless young Lord before he ascends to a higher standing in Feudal Japan. The 13 Assassins know they have one shot to kill the Lord or all will be lost. So with the stakes set high, this movie is ready to fucking kick ass. Everything that I have heard and read about this movie is insane. Many critics are placing this as one of the best action movies of the decade and one of Miike’s best work. What you see in the trailer is what you will get in the movie, as the final showdown between the Lord’s army and the Assassins is a giant 45 minute action sequence.
This movie is being release TODAY! Sadly though, only in select theaters. (Screw you New York and Los Angeles). Fear not though since the movie is already available OnDemand and I know what I am doing this weekend.