Saturday, June 27, 2009

Richard Kelly's "The Box" Trailer


Here it is folks. The official trailer for Richard Kelly's new movie The Box. After the critical derision that swamped Southland Tales (albeit very acclaimed in my eyes to the heralds of Hoberman, Lee, and Taubin – who else do you need?), I was wondering where Kelly would go next. Apparently back to death and the end of the world is the likely answer. I think this trailer is fascinating for a few reasons, despite the music overkill at the end. I love the hazy cinematography on top of all those "beautiful people." Perhaps it will end up being relatively commercial compared to Kelly's previous features, but lets hope it takes a heavier slant to the strange where his previous works have had their greatest successes. I'm in for it. How about you?



And here is the rest of it.

7 comments:

Brandon Colvin said...

I hate Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.

The casting alone makes me seriously doubt I will enjoy this. A sad, sad truth for a DONNIE DARKO lover.

James Hansen said...

I really don't like Diaz either. Marsden doesn't bother me though. Plus I'm hoping Langella makes up for her or something. I just think it looks interesting, so I can put the cast behind me, I think. Unless they are uniformly terrible in it. I'll hope for the best.

Jacob Shoaf said...

I don't hate Diaz, but I hate her accent in this trailer. It looks like Cache + The Third Man + eeriness = The Box

I'll go. Might even do a Kellyathon on The Box Eve for good measure.

Sean said...

Not a fan of Diaz, Marsden doesn't bother me at all. But as far as the plot/movie goes, Kelly disappoints me because this is just based off the short story Button, Button. I wish he stuck to original works cause I loved DD and ST. Just my $.02

Bob Turnbull said...

Count me in...I posted the trailer on my blog as well. James, I'm glad you pointed out the music overkill towards the end of the trailer - I had meant to mention that in mine as well. It's way over used as a trailer device to lead the viewer to think that the film builds up to an astounding climax and that the tension is unbearable. It's just noise for me these days.

Hardly the movie's fault though. Diaz kinda freaks me out sometimes, but I don't really have a problem with her. I think Langella will be great...

Robert said...

Did anyone else notice that the dramatic music used at the end of this trailer was lifted from the "Saw" movies???!

Meeg said...

Ooh, this looks good. I also kind of liked Southland Tales.