Trailer Watch: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class and more

Woof. Big week for trailers.

First, I’d like to start off with the glory that is the ridiculously awesome, Bacchanalic and over the top trailer for The Devil’s Double. However, with Lee Tamahori’s directing pedigree (Die Another Day, xXx: State of the Union) I’m reserving judgement for now.

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought – but for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia, is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Uday’s ‘fiday’ – his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

What I find most interesting is that Dominic Cooper will be playing both Uday and Latif, a Winklevoss twins special, you might say.

The Devil’s Double is directed by Lee Tamahori and opens on July 29, 2011.

Here is a little bit of explodey robot goodness in the form of Michael Bay’s “back to basics, no silly stuff” Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Did we get robots kicking the crap out of each other? Yep. Did Shia yell “OPTIMUS!”? Yep. Was there ridiculously over the top CGI eye candy? Yep.

We’ve got a Transformers movie, ladies and gentlemen.

If you really need the story, here you go:

Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

Also translated as: PEW PEW PEW BOOM BOOM RATATTATATATAT EXPLODE KAPOW 3D.

That being said, I will go see it.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was directed by Michael Bay and opens on July 1, 2011.

For comedy fans out there, we have the one two punch of the new, continually awesome looking Bridesmaids red-band trailer, and our first look at Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother. Both look like they’ll be a fun time at the movies.

It’s nice to see a female fronted raunchy comedy that will hopefully have a wide appeal. It certainly looks better than the similarly themed Hangover 2.

Bridesmaids is directed by Paul Feig (The Office) and opens on May 13, 2011.

Our Idiot Brother is directed by Jesse Peretz, who’s only truly major credit is the extremely average The Ex, but with Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, and Emily Mortimer I’m definitely willing to give it a chance.

Ned is an idealist. His three sisters are ambitious. His mother is overbearing. Ned crashes at each of their homes, in succession, and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives. In other words, he wreaks havoc.

Our Idiot Brother is directed by Jesse Peretz and opens on November 25, 2011.

Simply put, the more I see of X-Men: First Class, the more excited I get. It has some beautiful set pieces, good acting and some costumes straight out of Mad Men. Here we go.

X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) and opens on June 3, 2011.

Finally, offered without comment, simply because I am in love with this sexy, sexy trailer (woops. Guess some commentary got in there, huh?) I give you the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

I refuse to give a summary on principle. Go read the book.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ends it all on July 15, 2011. The film is directed by David Yates.

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  1. Written by Arkonbey
    on 2011-04-30 at 15:42
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    I feel like I’m the only one in the world who finds Michael Bay not just annoying, but boring, boring, boring. There’s a difference between style and shtick and Bay’s all shtick. Yawn.

    I’m also bored with another X-Men film. With so many fantastic comics to choose from out comes another X-men.

    Gods, I’m hard to please.

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