Wednesday, July 29, 2009

District 9 - Teaser vs Trailer

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The Peter Jackson produced District 9 is a flick i've been hotly anticipating for a few months now, ever since the awesome Solaris music using teaser trailer hit the net. But when I went to see Orphan last weekend, the theatrical trailer for D9 seemed far different than the teaser I had watched months earlier. It seemed like an entirely different film and while I initially thought it was just me, my brother echoed the same sentiments the next day. The original teaser came off like a drama film where you were meant to feel bad for the homeless and stranded aliens while the full theatrical trailer looked more like a Transformers style action spectacle, rife with giant robots and massive explosions. Now i'm not saying i'm any less excited about the film and my ass is sure as hell gonna be in that theatre come August 14th, but I just thought i'd point this out to see if anyone else felt the same way.

Here is the original teaser :



And here is the new theatrical trailer :



District 9 has been getting nothing but incredibly rave reviews and again, I cannot wait to see it and am no less excited about it than I was before. It's just perhaps going to be a different experience than what I initially expected it to be, and there's really nothing with that. I still fully expect District 9 to be EPIC.

8 comments:

Sean said...

The reviews coming out of SDCC are all positive from what I've read, and I completely know what you mean.

From what I understand, the drama is the underlying element at the beginning of the film, but as it breaks open (action-wise and story-wise) the second half is there to show you that what was portrayed in the first half was a false sense of security as the ridiculous alien weapons start gorily destroying humans.

Like I said, this is what I gather just from reading various reviews coming out of SDCC.

Johnny said...

That would certaintly account for the differences between the two trailers. Thanks for the info, Sean. I'm just hoping it doesn't get too Transformers-y, if ya know what I mean.

OMGSeriously said...

Theatrical makes it look cooler... if i'd seen the teaser I'd have been like eh.

Johnny said...

To each his (or her) own!

Nik Holmes said...

The first trailer makes it seem a little V - The original series, the theatrical more like V - The Final Battle. As long as it doesn't descend into V the Series I'll be happy. Of course District 9 puts a little more spin on the exploitative nature of mankind, but still all very Alien Nation...

Monkeymanbob said...

This is why I love your blog. Never heard this movie until reading this and more than likely would never have, a my day at work has proven to be productive!

Very much looking forward to seeing this and Orphan due to your good self.
Keep up the good work.

Sean said...

I get what Nik is saying, and I think V and Alien Nation are obvious inspirations, at least to the genre they chose to work in, but from what I've heard, the f/x are ridiculous and the movie itself is great.

I personally can't wait. Going to have to skip The Goods that week just to go see it, which is hard to do, I loves me some Jeremy Piven.

EyeloveMetal said...

Trailer makes it look much cooler than transformers.. Stern really loved it.. looks cool to me..