‘The Lovely Bones’ trailer

Posted by · 6:39 pm · August 4th, 2009

You can see the full, un-edited (and voice-over-free) version at Apple, or by clicking the image below.  Paramount is pulling the rights violation card on embeds, so I’ve removed the YouTube clip.  Any new embeds will likely be yanked as well, so I won’t bother.

Having finally taken a look at the full version, I am immediately taken by the overall look of the picture.  Andrew Lesnie’s photography is gorgeous to say the least, and the visual effects could very well find their way into Oscar contention.  Stanley Tucci looks certifiably creepy and could be someone to watch, but on the whole, still, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I got an overall “meh” feeling here. I’ve never read the book, so I’m not champing at the bit like some of the devoted. Maybe that explains it, I don’t know.

The Lovely Bones

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  • 1 8-05-2009 at 6:31 am

    El Rocho said...

    Not sure hoe people are going to feel about this movie, but I was completely engaged by the trailer. I don’t see Oscar potential here (aside from visual effects and screenplay…maybe some acting credit). And not a boxoffice draw, either. But I think critics will like it.

  • 2 8-05-2009 at 6:51 am

    Voland said...

    All a trailer has to do, is to sell the movie, to get the people inside the cinema. For me, the trailer did just that.

  • 3 8-05-2009 at 7:11 am

    John said...

    The movie could be great or not, the trailer has some iffy moments …

    But overall, I’m intrigued, and the trailer has got me excited. I think it will ignite Middle-America as well; when they start seeing this trailer in the theaters/commercial spots.

    I see “potential” for lots of noms.

  • 4 8-05-2009 at 7:11 am

    John said...

    Exactly what Voland said.

  • 5 8-05-2009 at 7:16 am

    Jim T said...

    I agree with Voland. I don’t think this trailer is to be taken as an indicaion of the movie structure. I think the thriller element was more to attract the people not familiar with the book. We’ll see.

  • 6 8-05-2009 at 7:57 am

    Gian said...

    This could be a boon for Tucci as he’ll also have his opposite turn in “Julie & Julia” as well as goodwill built up from ‘Prada’.

  • 7 8-05-2009 at 8:09 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I like to think that Stanley Tucci has goodwill built up from a lot more than a paper-thin role in “The Devil Wears Prada.” Great actor.

  • 8 8-05-2009 at 8:11 am

    benito delicias said...

    i think the trailer was made exclusively for those who read the book to get the hype going among the book’s fans.

    they went pretty straight forward with it and didn’t leave anything out…

    I’m sold. The book is not the best book in the world as I’ve read, it’s very slow and filled with a lot of unnecessary comments and characters, but there is something behind all the crap and the trailer got exactly that, so I’m very excited and we’ll just have to wait and see…

  • 9 8-05-2009 at 8:16 am

    Gian said...

    I totally agree with you Guy as Tucci has been solid and underated for years but I think his wonderful interplay with both Streep and Hathaway in ‘Prada’ put him back on the average voter’s radar and will remind them of his versatility.

  • 10 8-05-2009 at 8:18 am

    Me. said...

    As usual, everyone bashes something that looks great in this site.

    Guys, the film looks very good! All of the performances look amazing and the visuals are out of this world!

    Also, how are you not predicting it for Best Picture? Capitalism: a Love Story won’t get nominated. It’s only logical.

  • 11 8-05-2009 at 8:27 am

    Wade said...

    The most interesting thing about the Apple trailer is that apparently Peter Jackson is about 150 pounds now. Crazy skinny. I miss the fat, hobbit-like Peter Jackson.

  • 12 8-05-2009 at 9:12 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Wade, he’s been like that ever since making King Kong. He probaby felt too resembling to the big ape.

  • 13 8-05-2009 at 9:32 am

    Wade said...

    Jonathan: He looks even skinnier now than he did around King Kong. Maybe I just haven’t seen a photo of him in a while.

  • 14 8-05-2009 at 9:41 am

    alex said...

    Tucci is in this year.

    By the way, Sarandon is… 62 years old ? She looks amazing, that’s coming from someone who used to work at Guantanamo

  • 15 8-05-2009 at 10:55 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “I miss the fat, hobbit-like Peter Jackson.”

    Funny, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t!

    “Capitalism: a Love Story won’t get nominated. It’s only logical.”

    When we’re discussing films that no one has seen yet, logic hardly comes into it, no?

  • 16 8-05-2009 at 11:23 am

    Alex said...

    I was a little worried about a 14-year old girl voiceover coming off as kinda corny and cheesy…but boy, Ronan really knocks it outta the park. And I love how they used the Requiem for a dream RageCam on Tucci while he’s running down the hall…..freaky! And Visuals look really beautiful yet kinda weird and trippy. I cant wait for this.

  • 17 8-05-2009 at 11:29 am

    head_wizard said...

    Not much to add but there didn’t seem to be anything really special hear the special effects looked pretty enough but nothing spectacular and the plot didn’t seem that interesting. I was never excited about this film but I’ll wait for some reviews first and see

  • 18 8-05-2009 at 11:50 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    It saddens my heart that these youngin’s think Darren Aronofsky invented the camera harness that straps to an actor.

    See more movies people!

  • 19 8-05-2009 at 12:26 pm

    Alex said...

    Did i say he invented it?….I used it because its a simple reference to what i was talking about.

    …sorry that i didnt spend my time looking up who the first person to use that camera technique was…

  • 20 8-05-2009 at 12:42 pm

    Peter M. said...

    I think that the story itself may take a back seat while Jackson put a lot of work and focus on the visual effects.
    I would prefer to have something simple that tells the story instead of lavish to get you to go “neat”.

    Simplicity people!

  • 21 8-05-2009 at 1:42 pm

    MattyD. said...

    Honestly? I think this looks fantastic. Granted, I don’t think the trailer is doing the actual film any justice. But it seems like a good meshing of the “Heavenly Creatures” Peter Jackson and the fantasy epic Jackson in terms of the “in-between” scenes. I have a feeling that the film is going to be a real contender. But then again, “nobody knows anything” is the mantra of the Oscar race, is it not?

    So SUCK IT TREBEK! Just kidding. People have to stop flaming other’s opinions on these comments. C’mon people. We’re better than that. This isn’t the Rotten Tomatoes message boards.

  • 22 8-05-2009 at 1:44 pm

    MattyD. said...

    Oh, and as a P.S.: This film has been in my Best Picture nominees for months and I’m truly surprised that it isn’t part of the 10 on the sidebar of this website.

  • 23 8-05-2009 at 4:30 pm

    diego said...


  • 24 8-05-2009 at 7:52 pm

    Ryan said...

    I have read the novel and have anxiously awaited the film for a few years now. I really like the trailer and what it shows of the movie, with the exception of that last piece, which looks more like an action movie (hopefully they just made it look like that to attract more people)…

    I am mostly wary of Mark Wahlberg. His performance in The Happening was one of the worst things I have ever seen on film, and I am unsure he is up to the task of playing Mr. Salmon, at least as well as Ryan Gosling could.

    That said, I am enchanted by everything else displayed in the trailer, especially the use of color, and the visuals of Susie’s heaven.

  • 25 8-05-2009 at 9:35 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    KRIS, do you have any idea if well and when well be getting an actual poster for this movie?

  • 26 8-06-2009 at 4:39 am

    Dani said...

    Does anyone know what music is played in the trailer?

  • 27 8-06-2009 at 7:46 am

    M said...

    Not everyone will like everything. Personally I love the trailer. I can’t wait for the film in December.

    Ryan Gosling was too young for the role, I wouldn’t believe he had a 14 year old daughter. Like when would he have her, when he was 14?

    However, we can’t judge Wahlberg until we see the movie. Again, I am excited for it.

  • 28 10-03-2009 at 7:17 pm

    Laurent said...

    Same music as in Changeling trailer.

  • 29 10-21-2009 at 7:50 am

    Dave said...

    So, after seeing the preview I dont feel like I need to see the movie – I already know who the victim is, what the story is, and who the killer is what more could the movie tell me that I dont already know?

    I hate previews that give everything away.

  • 30 12-25-2009 at 4:14 am

    Josh said...

    Still, it will be interesting to see Jackson’s interpretation of the story.
    I mean, it’s not really fair to ignore a film based on the book even though you know what happens.
    If that was the case, everyone should have ignored the Lord of the Rings.