Lately movie trailers have really been impressing me. The art form has really elevated the last few years, and the removal of the “…IN A WORLD” narrator guy has really improved things all the more.
A few weeks ago the extended trailer for Cloud Atlas was released and the buzz surrounding the trailer itself is amusing. Maggie Pehanick, writing at BuzzSugar.com said of the epic six minute trailer; “With a sweeping soundtrack and dramatic visuals, the trailer is gorgeous, but I don’t think my brain has been so befuddled since I watched Inception,” while Moviefone.com calls the trailer, “stunning” and “jawdropping”. Wired.com also called the trailer stunning, saying that “…every once in a while a movie trailer comes along that makes me want to read the book. I think the thing that impressed me about this six minute trailer for Cloud Atlas is the way the studio hasn’t folded on its marketing efforts for a film which won’t be easy to sell. ”
Other viewers have weighed in with their insights and feelings;
“I went from “Oh this looks neat” to “What the fuck am I watching?” to “Holy shit this is epic.” – Chris Farley
“How many movies are in this movie?” – nathanswatch
“This trailer should win an Oscar. If that’s possible.” – workshop4life1
“Ooops, I just crapped my pants,” – glasskatsur
“I’m already obsessed with this film and I haven’t even seen it yet. – MundyArtStudio
“I was just spiritually awakened.” – raynezero
and the incredible claim by coppertime:
“This trailer cured my hemorrhoids.”
The music used at the end of the video, for those wondering, is by M83, and is called “Outro” off the album Hurry up We’re Dreaming.
Directed by Tom Tykwer, and The Wachowskis, and based on the novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Will it cure pathological afflictions?
We shall find out this October
Meanwhile, Jeremy Jahns, over at You Tube, pretty much sums up my thoughts on this trailer. Check out his hilarious review below: