‘The Fighter’ featured on ‘Mad Men’

Posted by · 10:48 pm · October 17th, 2010

Tonight, during the season finale of AMC’s “Made Men,” Paramount Pictures featured a two-minute trailer of sorts for “The Fighter.” It differs drastically in tone from the official trailer that hit a few weeks ago. Instead of the lofty hallmarks of a “Rocky”-esque feel-good experience, we get a more character-focused assemblage. Watch an embed of the trailer after the jump.

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  • 1 10-17-2010 at 11:06 pm

    Leone said...

    I thought the first trailer was great — this one looks like it goes deeper and made me want to see the film even more.

  • 2 10-17-2010 at 11:31 pm

    James said...

    Its amazing how one excitement can go up when the marketing differs drastically like you said from a previous trailer.

    This trailer gives an indication they might be a personality behind camera. Hell even on camera as well. I have a feeling we will hear alot more people interested in seeing it on the basis of this ad deceptive or not.

  • 3 10-17-2010 at 11:51 pm

    Gareth said...

    “Made Men” …. is that the one where Nucky Thompson recruits 1920’s Ad Men to sell the idea of booze to a dry country before Lucky Luciano whacks him?

  • 4 10-18-2010 at 2:08 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    ^First of all, lol at Gareth.

    Anywho… I really liked this trailer much more than the first. I was gonna see it regardless, but this makes it’s Oscar chances seem more likely.

  • 5 10-18-2010 at 4:11 am

    Graysmith said...

    I don’t know if it’s that much better of a trailer. It starts out well but the whole increasing loudness of the music with fast cuts seem more like from the thriller/horror playbook.

    Don’t see this being more than a Supporting Actor nom and maybe Supporting Actress, still.

  • 6 10-18-2010 at 5:04 am

    JFK said...

    This is worlds better than the previous trailer, definitely excited for this now.

  • 7 10-18-2010 at 5:25 am

    JJ1 said...

    -Wahlberg looks pretty ok.
    -Bale looks like the scene stealer.
    -Leo looks good and showy.
    -Adams looks good and subtle.
    -Better trailer than the first, for sure, but I’m still hesitant on it’s quality and awards chances, and I don’t know why.

  • 8 10-18-2010 at 6:38 am

    Will said...

    Why wouldn’t they put Leo name on, especially if they think she has a chance at nomination? She’s an Oscar nominee after all.

  • 9 10-18-2010 at 6:51 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    The only reason I would ever see this film at this point is Christian Bale. I don’t see anything else of much interest. Marky Mark looks dull as usual. Amy Adams just lacks the same spark as usual. I don’t even know anything about Melissa Leo.

  • 10 10-18-2010 at 7:58 am

    Joe said...

    Duncan: we’ll pretend you didn’t say that about Melissa Leo.

  • 11 10-18-2010 at 8:21 am

    Silencio said...

    Yep, better.

  • 12 10-18-2010 at 8:31 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    Joe: I don’t know anything about Melissa Leo. What a terrible thing to say about a one time Oscar nominee. In my defense, she’s not exactly had a perfect track record.

  • 13 10-18-2010 at 8:50 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “In my defense, she’s not exactly had a perfect track record.”

    Neither has Christian Bale

  • 14 10-18-2010 at 9:37 am

    James said...

    I don’t know. To me this how a trailer is supposed to be done. If this a character drama, market it as such rather than your run of the mill Rocky story. I mean I get it. Its to get the asses in the seats, but we can probably presume this isn’t gonna be a huge box office hit. It might do reasonably well for a possible oscar contender, but I doubt it will generate much. Can’t wait to see it.

  • 15 10-18-2010 at 10:17 am

    Pete said...

    Watching this trailer, I couldn’t help but think how it would have looked if Darren Aronofsky stayed with the project.

    The second thought that I had was that Christian Bale is really not that good of an actor, maybe knows it and makes up for it for his bodily transformations. I do him credit for the transformations though. Show real commitment and are almost scary.

    P.S. Did anyone discuss this as a possible cinematography contender? (I am saying this mostly based off of the original trailer).

  • 16 10-18-2010 at 11:47 am

    tony rock said...

    Pete…just no, no…Bale’s made a couple career hiccups, but this bloggers’ retrograde bashing of his talent is obvious and stupid.

  • 17 10-18-2010 at 12:17 pm

    Joe said...

    See, Duncan, you knew that she was a one time Oscar nominee. When you said you didn’t know anything about her, I had to make sure you didn’t literally know nothing about her. Heck, I don’t know that much about her, but I can at least name three movies she’s recently been in. (Boy, did I smile when she showed up in “Everybody’s Fine”.)

  • 18 10-18-2010 at 5:38 pm

    JT said...

    Bale may be showy and he may go for the physical transformations but that doesn’t mean he lacks any talent as an actor. The Machinist, Rescue Dawn, The New World, The Prestige, and 3:10 to Yuma were all very good performances, and I’d argue that he was nothing short of great in Rescue Dawn, even if the movie was far from perfect.

  • 19 10-19-2010 at 10:49 am

    Seriously? said...

    Is there actual skepticism about Christian Bale’s ability as an actor. Has anyone seen his performance in a movie called: American Psycho?!?!? Seriously, wtf?

  • 20 10-19-2010 at 10:54 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    “The second thought that I had was that Christian Bale is really not that good of an actor, maybe knows it and makes up for it for his bodily transformations.”

    This might be one of the single worst deductions I’ve ever read.

  • 21 10-20-2010 at 6:03 am

    DRM said...

    Agreed Kris. I would argue that Bale’s best work was in American Pscyho and The Prestige, neither of which involved drastic physical transformations. It was just really good acting, period.