Trailer Catch Up: Em, The Last Airbender, The Human Centipede etc

on Saturday, April 24, 2010
I think this week I've seen a higher density of weird and creepy film trailers than for the rest of the year combined. Although that doesn't include the new Twilight ('The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' as it is better known to the insanely rabid fans of the series) trailer. Which I'm definitely not linking to. Ever.


I seriously wish I knew more about this Polish(?) film. The trailer is cut brilliantly and in my mind, 'Em' is a bit like 'The Matrix' meets 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' with a splash of David Lynch. This English subbed trailer currently has a criminal 563 views on YouTube. A must watch.

The Last Airbender

The final trailer for M Night Shyamalan's new film (based on the 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' cartoon) is out. The action still looks great but the main protagonist Aang still sounds like a "middle aged lesbian", as one facetious film website commentator mentioned. In fact, the conspicuous lack of acting throughout the set of trailers is somewhat worrying.

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

Gemma Arterton hasn't convinced me that she's a capable actress just yet but this British kidnap thriller shows some potential. Out in the UK on Friday. Unfortunately, in Wikipedia-ing this information, I discovered the whole plot and ending. Don't make the same mistake.

Reign Of Assassins

The trailer for 'Ong Bak 3' came out recently and I had no sodding clue what was going on so I thought I'd point you toward this nifty looking film instead. The trailer claims that John Woo was co-director although I'm not sold on the validity of its claim. But with Michelle Yeah, a convoluted love story and plenty of martial arts on offer, I'm not sure I mind really.

High School

"Stoner comedy". Drugs are still cool, I guess. (No, they aren't, stay in school). Basically, this film's about a student who has to get his entire school stoned or he won't complete the year. Or something. Adrien Brody looks amazing in this teaser though.

The Human Centipede

"When Katsuro has to defecate, Lindsay is forced to swallow his excrement and the doctor watches with great delight." I have no intention of ever watching this trailer, let alone the film itself. But it does seem to have captured people's imaginations lately. I have one word for you: why?

Some other trailers:

For a film starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, I can't quite get behind Get Low. Maybe I'm getting tired of things "based on a true story",

Ryan Reynolds is Paper Man! Or is he? I don't know. He's basically just a figment of Jeff Daniels' imagination anyway. A twist on the superhero film.

Holy Rollers is about Hasidic Jews getting involved with drug cartels. Err, okay. On the upside, it stars Jesse Eisenberg.

Adam Sandler. Chris Rock. Salma Hayek. Steve Buscemi. And more. Yet Grown Ups appears to be a fairly mediocre comedy. Must. Try. Harder.

A film about film bloggers! Redford Sent Us is a doc about film bloggers' experience of the Sundance Film Festival. Cue imminent implosion of this blog post.

msn spaces tracker