‘Basterds’ trailer

Posted by · 6:58 am · February 11th, 2009

The official trailer has been unleashed — still not looking forward to it.  And really, enough of the ego: “You haven’t seen war until you’ve seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino.”  Ugh:




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  • 1 2-11-2009 at 7:19 am

    Kokushi said...

    Come on Kris, dont be a hater lol

  • 2 2-11-2009 at 7:41 am

    mike said...

    I am so looking forward to this, def on my list of most anticipated films of 09. QT + Pitt = awesome in my book.

    Looks like a fun time.

  • 3 2-11-2009 at 7:58 am

    Ronn said...

    Kris, Buddy… this is gonna be awesome! I have faith in QT and I’m hoping Brad is a ruthless foul mouthed SOB. I get the feeling there’s a wrinkle or something unconventional… QT is just too damn out there yet brilliant for me to think he’s not fully aware of the scrutiny he’s receiving and the fact that this film is widely regarded as an egg waiting to get laid… he’s literally shooting for the last laugh. I’m a believer and cheerleader in this case.

  • 4 2-11-2009 at 8:27 am

    James D. said...

    Quentin Tarantino is done. It was fun while it lasted.

  • 5 2-11-2009 at 8:36 am

    Michael said...

    Quentin Tarantion is the man! This movie looks so fun, I cannot wait to see it. I feel like QT will never be able to achieve critical/artistic credibility and awards ever again like he did with Pulp Fiction but I am convinced he will always be able to create completely and utterly entertaining films that will become the highlight of any year for movies (for me atleast).

  • 6 2-11-2009 at 2:15 pm

    Chris said...

    I don’t know, I still think Quentin Tarantino is overrated.

  • 7 2-11-2009 at 3:14 pm

    John Travolta said...

    Quentin Tarantino is a prick but i love his movies.

  • 8 2-11-2009 at 3:36 pm

    Michael Rogers said...

    My blind rage towards Brad Pitt keeps growing…

    However, I still have hopes that the film will be fun to watch.

    How is it that Pitt is in Malick’s next film? When Ledger dropped out you would think he would have replaced him with someone at least in his league.

  • 9 2-11-2009 at 3:38 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    I see two problems with this film:

    1) Brad Pitt looks miscast. He’s a good actor, but that speech he gave was “meh”-tastic. I heard that Tarantino originally wanted Michael Madsen to play Aldo Raine but the Weinstein Company demanded he cast a bigger star due to Grindhouse bombing at the box office. Shame, he would have been more suitable.

    2) The visual look of the film is boring, which is weird considering that Tarantino is pretty good at making films that have a cool look to it, particularly Kill Bill. I’m sure that there is still a lot of work to be done in post-production, but the trailer made the movie look really drab and dull.

  • 10 2-11-2009 at 4:02 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    That is one boring trailer. Seriously, there wasn’t a single funny thing about it aside from the premise, which we already knew.

  • 11 2-11-2009 at 4:22 pm

    Katie said...

    Robert Hamer – you nailed what i was thinking.

    1) I was hoping Pitt would mash well as he usually does with off the wall characters (Burn after reading, 12 monkeys), but the way he delivered that last line, that final close up, that is just bad. Just no. I can SEE him acting. Like you can see kids acting in a highschool play. Perhaps i’m judging too soon, maybe in that particular scene his character is supposed to be a little fake…maybe his character is a double agent… i don’t know.

    2) Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Pulp ficion; they all had a distinct look. This does look a little bland. I keep thinking of that other Nazi film, the one with the Zombies, “Dead Snow “.

    Inglorious should have Zombies.

    Nevertheless, i hope it is at least a mediocre summer distraction.

  • 12 2-11-2009 at 4:50 pm

    John Travolta said...

    I actually liked Brad Pitt in the trailer. I thought he was funny with the way he said his lines-almost purposely fake but still…

  • 13 2-11-2009 at 6:57 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    I think your underestimating this as a contender, its presented a certain way in the trailer editing, but go back and watch each shot and imagine it in context, this could be great.

  • 14 2-11-2009 at 7:11 pm

    Aubrey Westgate said...

    HE is the one with the ego? Har

  • 15 2-11-2009 at 8:51 pm

    Fred said...

    @Aubrey. Ha, exactly. Pottle kettle black.

  • 16 2-12-2009 at 6:03 am

    John Foote said...

    Pretty disappointing trailer — I am a huger Tarantino fan, and Kris is right on the money, his ego is massive, but so is his talent — the trailer may be weak, but a trailer does not a movie make — I am counting on this to one of the years’ kick ass entertainments and best films — watch Pitt cut loose with this —

  • 17 2-12-2009 at 7:35 am

    Kokushi said...

    Great trailer, cant wait to see the movie, looks like there is going to be a cool sniper scene in B&W (from 0:35 – 0:38).

  • 18 2-12-2009 at 7:40 pm

    Adam G. said...

    Part of me thinks it’s the marketers- they need to sell a war movie, and since that hasn’t been the most successful genre as of late, they need a solid gimmick to put asses in seats.

    Knowing that, and also knowing that few demographics are more blindly faithful than those fans of Tarantino despite the fact that his work has been on a qualitative slide downhill for the past 17 years (yeah, I know- it’s all downhill from Reservoir Dogs. Bring it on, Pulp Fiction fanboys), they throw up his name in big letters in the trailer and score themselves a decent opening week (unless this goes down in flames like Grindhouse).