July 17, 2011 Leave a comment
Well, time for a few more trailers to round out the weeks worth of articles. I decided to post two more mainstream trailers rather than a couple of trailers for movies that probably wouldn’t make their way to the major theatrical releases. This week, two new trailers were released for a sequel to Guy Ritchies take on Sherlock Holmes and Martin Scorsese’s interesting family film Hugo.
A family adventure film from the man who has made Shutter Island, Gangs of New York and a host of other adult themed movies, I am in. Heck I was intrigued that he was taking a stab at a suspense, horror film like Shutter Island, but I know better than to doubt any of Scorsese’s work. Based on the Brian Selznick book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” we get a whimsical tale about a young boy and his fathers automaton. The pictures boasts some impressive casting with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield, the movie is sure to have fantastic acting. I am not overly familiar with the story of the movie, but the film looks fantastic and engaging, minus the choice of trailer music.
Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows
Whew, I am not sure there is going to much detective work in the sequel to the first Guy Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes movie. This is an action packed trailer and while cool to look at, I hope that there will be more detective insight into Holmes work. Now I loved the first one that came out. It was a fresh start to the stuffy British version we all know where Holmes sits in a study, sipping on tea and bemusing about how he foiled Moriarty once again. It was interesting to see Holmes as a more proactive character, fisticuffs and all, some people found that be a bit off putting. Again we are used to seeing and remembering about a Sherlock Holmes that is more insightful than action based. But there are stories in the Sherlock Holmes cannon that indicated that he can handle himself in a fight, maybe not with the slow downed, zen like foresight to disable his opponents. I enjoyed the bromance between Holmes and Watson as it was entertaining and brought us closer to the characters. This will be a definite see once it is released in theaters.