A while back a teaser was released for this movie and I described that teaser as perfect. Because it was. I have been waiting and waiting for this trailer and it is finally here! The problem is I don’t feel anything. It’s not a BAD trailer. However, I have no goosebumps. I didn’t keep watching it over, and over. I wasn’t cheesing like an idiot… It was just a trailer. I think this movie will be spectacular. The cast is grade A, the story is known by everyone in the country, and it is getting released at the right time. You would think this was a throw away movie for November by this boring-ass trailer!.. Joseph Gordon-Levitt NAILED this role as far as I can tell. The look is down, the voice is perfect. He even seems stoic yet arrogant, but somehow likeable. Shailene Woodley is undeniably a good actor, and I’m glad she is trying to break out of her YA niche, but it is hard to see her as anything else. Best of luck to her though! She looks fan-fucking-tastic in this trailer!..Lots of names are in this, what we see looks good, but at this point I’m worried… I hope they are saving it for the movie so we are all blown away, but Hollywood isn’t usually that smart!
I have never done a documentary review, maybe never will again, but I had to do this one. Citizenfour follows Edward Snowden in him telling the story and releasing the top secret information about the NSA. I was inspired to watch this after first watching the Snowden trailer and wanting more, I then read almost everything about Edward Snowden and sat down at 2 in the morning to watch this. Citizenfour albeit is incredibly slow moving, yet incredibly moving at the same time. I am somewhere in the middle on a political standpoint, but I very much agree with what Ed did. Throughout the movie you see him reveal the information and it be leaked to the news bit after bit. Ed becomes more tense but never wavers or has regrets. One thing I really admire is the fact that he never once wants the story to be about him, he is perfectly happy to stay in the back. He wants the story to be about the story, not his personality. I don’t want to spoil much, but it is a great watch. Slow moving, but it really makes you think about what is going on around you, right where you live.
Yes I realize that this is only a teaser trailer, and I’m not even sure if that is an actual poster for the movie. Damn though, that was a phenomenal, I dare say PERFECT teaser trailer. It starts off with slow piano, slowly building as it tells the background of Edward Snowden through text over an American Flag. It ends by telling us that at 29 he was the most wanted man in the world (more accurately just America), and an all star cast of actors, followed by the release date. That’s it, that is the whole trailer. It’s perfect! We all know the story, we all know the conflict in opinions, we DO NOT know how this movie presents it (hopefully accurately and not in a ‘Murica! fashion). It shows no pictures, and it shows no footage. We get amped by the music, intrigued by the text, excited by the actors, and anxious by the release date. It’s the perfect teaser trailer.