Christopher Nolan’s trailer, which gives us our first look at his alien world, gives me chills and makes me think that for once, “Space Oddity” would be a totally appropriate song to play over the footage…if only Ben Stiller hadn’t squandered it in his last movie.
And speaking of Ben Stiller and squandering: how do you get Steve Coogan, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais in your comedy and still ruin it? Hmmm…maybe by playing two roles, one of which is a painfully mugging caveman? Or by having your trailer’s big punchline involve monkey piss?
A study in contrasts, folks. Never thought I’d see the day a Matthew McConaughey trailer would be the clear winner.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist