8/4/07

Rendition trailer!

Better late than never.




So, yesterday while I was at work, innocently doing actual work for the first time in about a week, the rest of the world was ooh-ing and aah-ing over the full Rendition trailer, which must have magically appeared as I slept. Bastards. I would have posted these captures and the trailer much sooner, but I sort of couldn't stop myself watching it over and over...and over....

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This is going to be one intense role for Jake, from all appearances. Jake has died in a few films, but to see him almost getting blown up in that last bit was strangely exciting to me. Go figure. It looks like Douglas Freeman is a rather locked-down, caged-animal kind of guy. Not just that...Jake looks somehow bigger here; he has a large physical presence, more intimidating than his Jarhead bulk, in my opinion. He's powerful and mesmerizing, and that's with a grand total of about 10 seconds' worth of action. I could not anticipate this release with any more excitement unless Jake were coming over to escort me to a premiere himself. Or maybe to bring me back to a private screening at his home. Ahh, dreams.

I included that last cap because it just makes me all giddy. No less than three Academy Award winners are credited here, but Jake is billed first, at least in the trailer. That's gotta be a good sign, right? I tried to access the movie's advertised home page again, but it still isn't in place as of this morning. Oh well.

My one fear about this film right now is that it will in some way try to justify the process of extraordinary rendition by portraying it as having a desirable outcome. While there is no reason to suspect this, I know that it would be a very effective form of audience manipulation, and in fact to avoid being considered yet another liberal attack on foreign policy, it would be essential. I don't consider myself liberal nor conservative; my interest is justice and human rights, and I wish the leaders of my country were more interested in representing me than themselves.

All captures by me.

3 comments

ncwoman said...

Whoa. Well, I downloaded the trailer, and downloaded Quick Time, and it won't play! Now, thanks to you my dear, I get to see it!

Did I say I'm SOOO looking forward to this film?? It looks like a genuine, edge-of-your-seat gripping movie. Okay, but I'll have to wait and see if I can get past that pointy-chinned blonde bitch...what's her name? Reese's Peanut Butter Cup? Weatherfork? Whatever...

Thanks again sweetness for your hard work in downloading this one!

Cherita said...

Oh, Charlene, I weep for your loss! That beautiful, high-definition trailer of 170MB won't play for you? The one that fills my 23" Apple Cinema HD Display with Jake's glorious BAFTA-haired presence? So bright and clear that I could kiss the screen? Okay, I have kissed it. No, I'm only kidding. Doug Freeman is a badass with a conscience, and I can't wait. I wish we could see it together...hey! That just gave me a terrific idea! I'm coming to get you in October and take you to a movie!

ncwoman said...

WOOOHOOO!!! I can't think of a single person on this planet, other than Jake himself, I'd rather see this film with. Girl you have no idea how awesome that would be!! Okay, now that you've said it, I'm gonna hold you to it!