Jul 17, 2008

Sweet Salvation!!

The first Terminator Salvation teaser trailer is now online at Yahoo! Movies. Bask in it's glory.


From what I hear, it'll be playing before The Dark Knight along with our first look at Watchmen. You couldn't ask for a better theater package. I think I might just explode before I get to see any of it.


Edit: You can click the link above to watch it in HD at Yahoo or you could watch it right here with this pretty satisfactory Youtube version.




9 comments:

Earth-2 Randy said...

Terminator doesn't excite me that much. Liked the first two and was kinda 'meh' about the third one.

Watchmen, on the other hand, I am really, really excited for. It's one of my favorite superhero stories of all time.

It's funny though...

Watching all the hoopla about how once again the Joker is going to outshine Batman in a movie (rightfully so, too...don't read that as complaining)

It reminds me of 1989. I was 19 and working at a comics shop and going to the local community college part-time. A bunch of my customers waited in line at a nearby theatre all afternoon the day Batman opened just so that they could make sure that I was the first one in when they opened.

This was a theatre that only played one movie. It wasn't a multiplex or anything like that. And there was no 'midnight preview' or early release.

The theater opened at like 7 pm for an 8 pm show, if memory serves me, which it probably doesn't.

GeekBoy said...

Meh. I probably shouldn't have bothered to watch that teaser online, because it didn't have much impact for me. I think I'm actually kind of over teaser trailers in general. In the theater, with surround sound and everything, they're at least kind of cool. But for the most part, they're just ... well ... too tease-y. Too much of a blatant attempt by the studio to get fans excited without actually giving them anything at all.

In this case, we get about 10 seconds of the green preview screen, 35 seconds of hurky-jerky visuals with Christian Bale doing a Clint Eastwood impression and saying some cryptic shit about the future, 15 seconds of big letters on the screen, then one last tease-y image at the end.

At this point, I'd rather just wait a few months for a real trailer. These teasers are just starting to smack too much of blatant manipulation.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Terminator 2 is one of my all-time favorite movies. The third one was meh, I agree. What a cute story Randy!

I agree Geekboy. Teasers are just that. Sometimes they give more, sometimes less. But the thing that bugs me is, they probably have a lot more footage and could just make an actual trailer and skip the teaser all together. I wonder what the logic is around the Hollywood tables when it comes to that sort of thing.

GeekBoy said...

Exactly. You can see from that teaser that they have more footage -- even some post-production cyborg stuff. At least with the Star Trek "Enterprise Under Construction" teaser, you got the impression it's because they just didn't have anything yet.

Some Terminator 2 trivia ... When that movie came out, my boss at the time lived next door to Linda's twin sister Leslie. Apparently, in the scenes where you see two Sarahs, it's not CGI, it's the two sisters. Leslie ended up loaning my boss the gag reel for the movie, and he brought it into the office so we could watch it.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Haha, yeah I actually knew that about that particular scene. I remember thinking it was so cool that she had a twin and even more cool that they could choreograph themselves to move in synch. But that's awesome that you guys got to see the gag reel. I can only imagine.

superduperman said...

Yawn.What did it show? Nothing we really haven't seen before. You have a underwhelming and embarrassing movie as a springboard (T3). The director of "Charlie's Angel 2" who likes to call himself "McG". A PG-13 rating less violence and swearing. No Arr-nuld and especially no JAMES CAMERON. On top of that, a snooze fest calling itself "The Sarah Connor Chronicles". What do you get? Another nail in the coffin of a once great franchise.

Cameron should be flogged and whipped for selling his creation to his ex Linda Hamilton as part of some divorce settlement and she should also suffer the same painful fate for selling the property to whoever owns it now!

As far as I'm concern, No Arr-nuld and no Cameron equals no Terminator.. period!!

Now, you do have any other subjects I can vent about?! :D

The Nerdy Bird said...

Hahaha well I'm glad my blog is here for you to vent on.

But honestly, I'm glad there's no Arnold. He's too old now and too far gone from the character, we saw that in T3. So glad they decided against doing anything CGI with him too because that would have been awful. From what I hear they've got another Austrian body builder to play the T-800. He's not a replica but it's something.

GeekBoy said...

What could have been an interesting way to cameo Arnold is if they'd presented him as a human, on which that terminator design was based. Although I don't think they've ever established that the cyborgs are actually based on real humans. But you get my drift.

At this stage, for some of the reasons SDM pointed out, I'm looking forward to the return of the Sarah Connor Chronicles (which I don't consider a snooze fest) far more than this. But a more detailed trailer later this year could change that.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Hmm, based on a human...that could be interesting if it was just for a short bit.