Tag: Movie Trailers

Trailer Takedown No.1: Mr. Pip, Captain Phillips and 12 Years A Slave

I like watching movie trailers. They are basically mini-movies, delivering all the punch lines while zipping through the lead-up. You can enjoy the good bits without the dredge that makes up most of the running time of a film. Recently, Youtube did me a favor and clustered together a few trailers of particular interest: Mr. Pip, in which Hugh Laurie is a teacher in Papua New Guinea when civil conflict erupts; Captain Phillips (previewed here before), in which Tom Hanks is pitted against Somali pirates; and 12 Years A Slave (you must live under a rock if you haven’t heard about it; and watch out for a longer piece on its significance here). So here we go.