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Haha, I was waiting for a “Good moaning” from Sascha Baron Cohen’s character, if you know…
Otherwise, looks sweet.
Wow… Is this the year all my heroes crap their directing pants?
I have a lot of faith in Scorsese who has never made a bland or uninteresting movie to date. Given the basic setting of this story (the turn of the century, the birth of cinema) it should be catnip for Marty and he has assembled another amazing cast and crew on this project. However, Paramount’s trailer looks generic and cookie cutter. It looks….boring. Because it’s Marty, I’m going to automatically assume that this is a case of a bad trailer for a good movie.
i dunno… scorsese sold out to 3D for THIS?! color me skeptical
What do you want for a guy who thinks DiCaprio is Sinatra?
WHO does anyone think was responsible for the boring, generic trailer other than Scorcese??
And this was the best bits.
It could just as well say “a film by Shawn Levy”.
It looks worse then a Shawn Levy film if such a thing can be true. Sad that WME reps both of these once talented directors but we all know Adam Venit has no taste and Ari Emanuel doesn’t know how to read so these directors our on there own.
This looks terrible.
Wow, this is disappointing, to be sure. I am a HUGE Scorsese fan but this looks like a stinker! Crossing my fingers this is strictly a bad trailer & not representative of the final film.
Can someone explain to me why an American film about French people has them speaking with British accents?
So, you have a problem with multiculturalism?
Because Hollywood thinks that British accents are cool and can stand in for any other accent if it’s a period piece.
Beautiful. And if anyone can explore an environment it is Mr. S.
Saw this before the 1AM showing of HP8. Looks like quite a departure for Scorsese…
The trailer looks well directed and shot, but, based on the trailer, I’d rather that one our greatest directors had chosen to spend his limited time on something more substantial. I’m opposed to telling an artist what to create, but as a viewer I wish M.S. would spend his time on more mature fare. There are enough children’s movies, immature comedies and insubstantial dramas out there.
I would say that, as Scorsese has never directed anything BUT adult-oriented films, that the guy has earned the right at this point to make something lighthearted. He’s always said he wants to direct a film in every single genre – this is his children’s film. Well, and why not?
It looks like it’s going to be a magical movie, but I’ll say what others have been saying – the trailer wasn’t edited very well – WAY too many shots of Cohen running and falling. I have a feeling that the film is far from finished and they’re still putting it together, including effects, etc., and they wanted to put out a trailer now with the finished scenes they have – I imagine there will be a second trailer coming out in the next couple of months that shows more fully what the film will be. Scorsese’s never directed a bad film, in my opinion – flawed, maybe, but never “bad” – and I’m dying to see what one of our greatest living directors does with 3-D. Here’s to hoping it’s a great film.
“Scorsese never directed a bad film” – Kundun anyone?
Was looking for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor to pop up in Victorian costume. The whole trailer looked for a reboot of Silver Streak.
Scorcese can do whatever he wants. He doesn’t owe you or anybody anything, and his time is not more limited than yours. If you don’t like his movies don’t go see them, but he certainly doesn’t live to fit in your little narrative of what a great director should do.
Is it just me or am I the only one getting a strong “Golden Compass” vibe from this film? I enjoyed GC myself, but the trailer looks like anyone could have directed it. None of Scorsese’s trademarks, but I do look forward to seeing his first kids’ movie.
Right…and I was also getting a “let’s tap into the huge Harry Potter fan base and make some money” vibe.
Steam busting out of pipes–vintage Scorese.
Scorsese paints such wonderful film images, and Hugo certainly has all this.
As trailers go…this certainly got my attention and I want to know more about the story and Hugo’s journey…so, for me it worked well.
Let’s not compare this adventure for Scorsese to Raging Bull or Goodfellas or anything else…let it stand on its own.
Bizarre. The tone here is COMPLETELY different than the book, which is gothic, dark. And great. That Scorsese could have done, and well – what made him decide to go this way? And what’s with the completely anachronistic music? Bizarre.
Interesting the trailer splashing Scorsese’s his name about, even though the target audience could care less. Probably a good sign.
Looks awful and I have no idea what the story is. However, nothing says funny like a guy running into a random 6 foot cake in the middle of a train station.
I think it looks great. Anyone know what song is being played throughout the trailer – sounds like Coldplay but I don’t think it is….
It’s 30 Seconds to Mars’ Kings and Queens.
I think the music is just being used for the trailer; I don’t think it’s going to be in the film. I didn’t mind the trailer, but it’s too long and centers on Borat on the train. The Scorsese name isn’t going to help the target audience.
Its sacrilege Martin Scorsese directing 3D. Good move Rick Yorn.
Ugh ! I thought I was going into a diabetic coma while watching this trailer.
When you get old you lose your edge. Scorsese lost his a long time ago. He has nothing to say anymore and that’s ok, because he made some masterpieces that are still light-years beyond anything in the last ten years. He did his passion projects and now he’s just getting paid which again, is ok.
And… not seeing this.
This looks like a disaster!!
It’s Goodfellas in a train station! With a cake! And a lot of running! Or is it ‘Train Driver’?
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