Warner Bros has released a new trailer for the Clint Eastwood-directed Matt Damon-starrer Hereafter, which comes to Toronto early next week.
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Clint and Matt Damon. Do we even need to see the trailer?
Agreed. Is this the first time they’ve worked together?
Looking forward to the movie and the movie soundtrack (Eastwood’s movies always seem to get a great soundtrack).
I think a strange storyline both Eastwood and Damon. Should be interesting to see how they pull if off.
WOW! Reminded me of that Weir flick, “Fearless.”
Clint Eastwood directed this?!
This looks absolutely HORRIBLE. Kind of like a SYFY version of Knowing.
Wow, it just looks so bad…I can’t…
I suppose you’d rather spend your money on whatever POS unknown comic book superhero movie the studios keep cramming down our throats.
Compelling. Clint Eastwood always strives for quality, and it shows. Matt Damon, though – not sure if he was the best choice.
Sooo, Haley Osment grew up and doesn’t want to see dead people anymore?
My thoughts exactly. I think I will pass on this Clint Eastwood film. Just based on the trailer it looks lame and reminds me of Six Sense.
The Green Mile meets Ghost meets Sixth Sense meets Pearl Harbor…am I forgetting one?
I love Clint. He makes movies I want to see. He gets a pass for me with Invictus. It wasn’t bad, I was just bored through it all. But this looks intense. I’m there.
Are you sure Clint Eastwood direct this movie? Feels more like a M. Night Shamalamadingdong movie. I will wait for it in the $3 bin at Walmart.
Can we get a reprieve on the “joke” in which M. Night is referred to as “Shyamalamadingdong?” It wasn’t funny ten years ago. It hasn’t gotten funny. It’s tired and sad.
but his movies are just last weeks TOAST!
Wake me up at some point…
im definitely going to watch this movie, but this trailer sucks.
Stephen King’s “Dead Zone” keeps getting reimagined all the time!
Now they’ve just added the “what happens after death?” angle.
That aside – this movie seems to have potential. Clint Eastwood is usually a safe bet (and a great bet.)
I wish someone other than Matt Damon was starring in it, though. He’s not a draw at all. But at least it wasn’t Nicolas Cage!
Yeah why couldn’t they got one of the twighlight guys to do it…they can bring people in. Maybe Clint wanted someone who could you know ACT in his movie.
Perhaps someone can explain to me, what constitutes a “hot” trailer? As they are routinely linked or embedded from YouTube and similarly public sites, they’re hardly exclusive. Presumably the core readership at DHD attends movies frequently (and sees them at screenings and often on screeners), and so so sees trailers as often or even far more often (and much earlier) than is the norm for the general public.
Trailers are, in fact, simply commercials for films, and they’re posted here at the same time they’re “made available” to the public literally around the globe.
So, really, if someone could explain to me the purpose served by offering them as content rather than as advertisements like the ads found elsewhere around the page, I’d appreciate it. I admit this may simply be a failure of my imagination or limited understanding, and so I sincerely await illumination.
People who read this blog are either in the movie business or interested in it. It’s likely that well over half actively enjoy watching trailers, or at least consider it good business to keep up with everything coming out.
Since they can’t cover *every* trailer, however, the Deadline team picks a few they feel might be worth talking about.
It’s my understanding that advance screenings usually don’t show trailers beforehand. And since these Hot Trailers are usually posted within a day or two after they appear online it’s unlikely that the majority of the readership has seen them yet.
Beyond that, they take 2 minutes to post, and, for people browsing the site, can be used as an enjoyable interlude between reading straight industry news.
I think that’s more of an explanation than they require, but there you go.
Peter Morgan wrote this. He’s a storytelling STUD! So from a story perspective (and, yes, I admit the lame trailer had a “Lost” meets “Sixth Sense” feel) this should be SOLID.
Morgan (“The Queen”, “The Last King of Scotland”, “Frost/Nixon”, “The Damned United”) delivers. Stay tuned.
P.S. What’s the zeal over judging a movie by a trailer? It is silly to judge a book by the cover blurb. You can’t judge a comedian by one joke. Or an album by a sole song. And yet movies increasingly rise and fall on two minutes of film. Are we so “ADD-addled” that as a society a trailer has to hook us or we are interminably lost?
Yes, I recognize the importance of a trailer being a succinct presentation of characters, arcs and themes — and concede that a murky trailer may suggest a muddled movie, thematic wise — but just because a trailer fails to WOW us does not portend certifiable doom and gloom on the Big Screen. Or does it?
You’re not wrong, but we have choices. A movie isn’t anything we need, it’s something we have to want. For me, this trailer has all the power and mystery of a Sponge Bob Square Pants special but without the humor. Flat, flat, flat. Matt “Jason Bourne” Damon as a physic? The afterlife as fuzzy healing metaphor? Just doesn’t grab me, but perhaps it was aimed at a different quadrant.
And as someone in publishing, I can tell you that people in the business judge books by the cover (if not the blurb, but a trailer is more akin to a cover than a blurb I think) all the time. We agonize over it because we know we get a few brief seconds to catch a customer’s attention, much like a movie trailer. As a species we’re visual creatures so a trailer has to appeal at some visceral level. If it doesn’t, we simply choose to see a different movie, or wait until a friend has seen it and tells us that despite the trailer it’s amazing. I’ll be waiting to hear from a friend.
The trailer is not the most exciting or enticing one to get me into a movie seat. But of course I will see it with or without a trailer. I saw some actresses(?) that I dont think I have seen before. That is something about Eastwood I really like…new talent exposed. It looks like a bigger movie than Mr. Eastwood has done in awhile i.e., different countries, visual effects, etc.
But until he completely falls flat on his face..right on Clint.
This trailer is awful; I hope the film is better. I’ve never been a fan of Clint’s directing style – too heavy-handed for me – though maybe it has to do with the writing as well.
Could be interesting — but that line; “It’s not a blessing, it’s a curse!” — is a howler….
Second collabo between Clint and Matt, are they trying to forge a Scorsese/Decaprio relationship? Matt’s had some stinkers lately, does he need this film to succeed? The trailer looks like nothing to call home about.
Matt has never been a movie star. He has had one huge franchise success and that’s it. He’s never been Tom Cruise (of old) or Denzel or Hanks where everything they touch is gold. He’s an actor hot got lucky. He doesn’t really pick movies that are supposed to be big hits. So I don’t think he needs this to be a hit, which is good cause it probably won’t be, he will be just fine either way.
Matt may not be as bankable as the stars you mentioned, but he was certainly on his way there until recently. The success of the Ocean and Bourne franchises really put him a position to be among the top tier talents in Hollywood, but his selection of questionable roles have clearly diminished his standing. What intrigues me is that, while Ben Afleck’s career seems to be on the uptick again, Matt’s career appears to be, I wouldn’t say failing since he still works with great directors and was nominated for a couple of awards last year, but certainly slowing down a bit. Will these two guys ever be on top at the same time again?
What a clever way to combine an action movie with a small sensitive story about people experiencing loss. Three or four big set pieces that give viewers an adrenalin rush help move the story along.
But there is a real disconnect in the casting. Nothing about Matt Damon reads “I worked as a professional psychic”. Someone enigmatic and older like Vincent Lindon or Jean Reno would have worked.
I find myself totally underwhelmed by this trailer. Furthermore, I don’t see the connection between the different story lines and locations. If Damon’s character is no longer a working psychic, what the hell are we watching here? Eastwood has acknowledged that, at 80, he is thinking about what happens after we die. That doesn’t necessarily translate to a good film.
Eastwood and Damon, come on people, two of the most talented people the industry has. Cynics just love to be just that, cynics.
I can’t wait to see this.
Just a thought: is it not interesting that the commentators that are most negative have the worst spelling and grammar?
Amanda: “He’s an actor hot got lucky”?
The trailer looks great & the troll comments here from the amazingly embittered Eastwood haters supply additional entertainment value. Keep ranting, kids!
all you waiters and waitresses on this site can say this movie looks terrible, but Its been a long time since a movie trailer gave me goose bumps like this did.
I want to see this…NOW!!!!
Too bad the ‘Hereafter’ plot themes are inspired by the real-life story of The Psychic Twins. Apocalyptic visions, prophesy, twins who are inseparable, mediumship, terrorist attacks, tsunami, struggling with a powerful gift… Come on. Too many coincidences here to ignore.
I’d rather watch a film about the real deal, not some lame fictionalized plot that attempts to manipulate the viewer’s emotions.
Disappointed in Eastwood.
Why did they spell beginning wrong in the trailer?
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