One of the most odious modern marketing trends in the world of entertainment –besides these—has been the relatively new phenomenon of the trailer for the trailer: basically, we’re receiving an advertisement letting us know that an even longer and more detailed advertisement will be coming our way soon. Last week, we had to stomach the trailer for the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and this week, it’s the teaser for the trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake.
Essentially giving you a small taste of the remake, as well as letting you know that a fuller trailer for Total Recall will be broadcast on April 1st during the Celtics/Heat game on ABC, the teaser offers the usual gang of modern action/ sci-fi movie trailer tropes: lots of lens flares, flat and depthless CGI, booming “hey, it worked for Inception” music, and jarring shifts into slow motion. Also, flying cars, because it isn’t a Hollywood movie future without flying cars (unfortunately, no Hover Boards). Not seen in the trailer, unfortunately, is the always-excellent Bryan Cranston, who plays the film’s villain.
That said, there’s a chance that the Total Recall remake will make for a solid sci-fi popcorn flick (even without the charming Schwarzenegger cheese of the original); unfortunately, the teaser for the trailer for the film isn’t doing it any favors.
Total Recall is set for an August 3rd release, and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston.
What do you think of the teaser for the trailer?