So some of the biggest news yesterday was the reveal of The Hateful Eight trailer. Crazy right? A trailer for a movie that hasn’t even started production or a secured release date. So what exactly can be shown in the trailer? So many questions over such news. Quentin Tarantino wasn’t even sure he was going to be making this movie a couple months ago. After cancellation, a lawsuit, a live read, and now confirmation that the movie would be made, The Hateful Eight has officially started its marketing campaign. This is a really weird track history for a movie and it only makes me interested in this movie more.
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.
What can I say about this trailer other than, Holy Shit. It looks to be at least one of the most unique films of the year with a plot that can really grab anyone’s attention. I think what this has going of it is the concept of the film. In a futuristic gangland, a killer (Gordon-Levitt) works for a mob in the year 2042 and kills people who are sent from the year 2072. He recognizes one victim (Willis) as himself and hesitates, resulting in the escape of his older self. Most recently Hollywood has been suffering from lack of originality, so far two movie trailer I’ve posted (Ted and now Looper) are completely original ideas that are relatively clever for this years slates of releases, which include countless remakes and sequels that not everyone wants to see. I am right now adding this movie to #6 on my most anticipated movies of this year, I will post one later this week if I can get to it.
My thought on this movie have yet to change since I first saw the original trailer. The only problem is all the unanswerable question that the movie is going to pose when all said is done, such as paradoxes and the fact that what happens to Joseph Gordon-Levitt if he does end up killing his future self. I am still fully invested in this film and would like to see how it ends up turning out when it is released in theaters.
In a futuristic gangland, a 25 year-old killer named Joseph Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) works for a Mafia company in Kansas City in the year 2042 as a “Looper”, where he kills and disposes of people who are sent by their employers known as “Gat Men” from their corporate headquarters in Shanghai from the year 2072. Loopers, like himself, are used as foot soldiers and are well paid on the terms that all hostages must never escape, including Loopers themselves. Gat Men are New York Accent-sounding men who are hired by a Southern Accented Godfather, who is portrayed by Jeff Daniels, who are being used as sentries, and each Gat Man has been given complete authority and responsibility in controlling their own group of Loopers. When one target arrives however he recognizes the 55 year-old victim (Willis) as himself and hesitates, allowing his older self to escape. The resulting failure of his job causes the Gat Men to come after him, forcing him to fight for his life as he hunts his older self
I am not really familiar with this film until I came across it a couple minutes ago on Apple trailers and I have to admit that I was surprised by what I say, it looks like a movie that can channel the same comedy of Paul. Having Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller in the cast is also I plus for me since there last movie together, Dodgeball, was a laugh riot and Jonah Hill becoming a go to guy for comedy and also drama after his Academy Award nomination for Moneyball. Other than Ted this years R-rated comedy slate doesn’t look all that promising since last years was so great and this may actually turn out to like Horrible Bosses and surprise me and become a box-office hit. A group of friends (Stiller, Vaughn, Hill, and Ayoade) form a neighborhood watch group for their suburb to allow them time to bond and escape from their families. However, when the group discovers a plot that threatens the entire world, they are forced to confront it head on.
The top one is the Red Band Trailer and the bottom is Green Band Trailer both of which are funny.