I’m going to kick this off with the first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which landed later last night. Yesterday also saw the release of the first posters for the upcoming Ridley Scott film…and I hated them. I mean, really and truly, I feel they are some of the worst movie posters I’ve seen in a long time (and I get a ton of Indie ones in my inbox). I was hoping the trailer would banish those posters by blowing me away, but that’s not the case.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t necessarily a bad trailer, it’s just nothing spectacular either. Ridley Scott’s films haven’t been what they once were and I’m having a very hard time drumming up interest for this film. Perhaps it’s because I don’t buy the cast as Egyptians, or it’s just too generic of a trailer (feels like they’re giving the Bible a 300 treatment), but I’m not sold on the film.
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Fortunately, the newest trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is pretty wonderful. It landed earlier this week and gives us all a pretty good look at the film and it’s plot (though it seems like it, nothing is really given away in this trailer):
It’s pretty much everything you’ve come to expect from Fincher in a trailer. It’s haunting, features a lot of character, and sucks you right in. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed this feeling remains throughout the whole film once it’s released.
Gone Girl hits first on October 3, 2014, with Exodus: Gods and Kings hitting a couple months later on December 12, 2014. Which of these trailers do you like most? Which film are you looking forward to?