As part of our push to keep regular daily posts on the site we’re introducing some new segments, beginning with Trailer Watch. Here I’ll be looking at the latest trailers and giving my thoughts on them.
Keep your eyes peeled for some more new regular posts over the next week or two. In the meantime, enjoy Trailer Watch and let us know your thoughts on the trailers and the segment in general in the comments.
Director: JJ Abrams
Starring: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka & Kyle Chandler
I’m liking the look of this a lot. I grew up on the family sci-fi adventures that Spielberg and Amblin used to produce back in the 80’s and this is clearly aiming to capture that feel. If Abrams pulls it off he’ll be on to a winner.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane & Geoffrey Rush
I’m not a fan of the last two Pirates films, but I must admit this new trailer does make the fourth installment look vaguely promising. They’ve got rid of Bloom and Knightley which is good for two reasons: 1 – they weren’t particularly interesting to watch and 2 – there was way too much going on due to an overabundance of characters and plot-lines. Hopefully with this more streamlined approach they can recreate the simple fun of the first film. With a running time set at 141 minutes (according to IMDB) I’m not holding my breath though.