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As if seeing the words, “From the guy who brought you Talladega Nights and The 40-Year-Old Virgin” wasn’t enough, newly successful from their recent hit Knocked Up, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill are shown alongside SNL‘s Bill Hader and Arrested Development‘s Michael Cera. These facts alone speak for themselves. This movie instantly became one of the most talked about movies of the summer before it even came out; the mere catch phrase “I am McLovin'” was incorporated into teens’ everyday speech before even viewing the movie. Great trailer, great movie.
The trailer opens with Jamie Foxx forcing Jake Gyllenhaal (both dressed in full army garb) to play reveille…without a bugle. This awkward hilarity is only the tip of the iceberg of the rest of the engaging trailer, revealing the irony of being a soldier. Never saw the movie, but the trailer is sweet.
There is a silhouette of Bob Dylan as his quote, “All I can do is be me, Whoever that is” is shown. Six quick mug shot-type pictures are suddenly shown as Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” begins to play. This trailer makes everyone from hard-core Dylan lovers to those unsure of who he is curious as to how six completely different people (black, white, young, and even a woman) could play one man. Merely seeing a trailer of Cate Blanchett playing Dylan is enough to make you want to see this movie.
Adorable McCartney look-alike Jim Sturgess opens this trailer singing the Beatles’ “Girl” on a beach. The rest of this amazing trailer is packed with colorful images, happy people, and even some supernatural things; but most importantly, this trailer is full of the re-worked Beatles music, and each song is done to perfection. This trailer brings you through the ages, from the free-loving 60’s to the revolutionary 70’s, while floating atop the wonderful music of the Beatles, making it merely impossible to watch without getting the chills…wait, was that Bono and Salma Hayek?
As the trailer that came out right around the time of Heath Ledger’s tragic and untimely death, it falls nothing short of spectacular. I could not help but obsessively watch this trailer over and over again, sure that though this was Ledger’s last full movie shot, his work as the Joker will most certainly be his best. The mere contrast of his terrifying and intense utterance of “Why so serious?” to his eerily ironic petrifying smile with his wilted face paint and greasy hair is serious enough to give you chills. His Joker laugh and the terrifying tone of his voice shown within this 3 minute span show you what may be the greatest performance of his sadly short life. Of course Christian Bale returns as one of the most badass Batmans audiences have ever seen, alongside Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine who reprise their roles from the last movie, Batman Begins. Though the hype of this trailer sadly but surely rose after the death of one of its main characters, it has definitely become one of the most anticipated films of the year, only further fueled by this riveting and exciting trailer. RIP Heath.