Earlier this week, we finally got a chance to see some new promotional material for this summer’s hit gangster film, Public Enemies. Those items came in the form of three new character-centric posters that emphasized the stars of the film: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.
Now, we have a pair of new clips that Trailer Addict exclusively debuted today for the Michael-Mann directed film. Check them out and see what you think:
Unfortunately, they don’t really reveal too much new or different than what we’ve seen from the full Public Enemies trailer and they seem to have chosen the cheesier dialogue to show off in these clips.
I don’t know what to expect of this film. I find myself not overly excited to see it from the videos I’ve seen so far. The leads and supporting cast are incredible and the story is a given to be great, but I can’t seem to get over the visual quality of the movie.
Michael Mann’s trademark style is using digital video instead of film and it’s very evident from the trailers for this movie or if you’ve seen Collateral (a pretty good movie) and Miami Vice (a pretty bad movie).
This is a big concern for me. The movie doesn’t seem have a good style for this sort of period drama and to me, it visually looks cheap and amateurish when combined with the many handheld unsteady shots; I’m not digging that at all for this type of movie - It just feels too generic and bland and almost takes me out of the movie. For a period piece epic like this, digital video does not fit and I was hoping for something more.
I’m not going to let that ruin the movie for me though and I’ll definitely be seeing this opening weekend.
What do you think of the clips and of the use of digital video?
Public Enemies hits theaters this July 1st.
Source: Trailer Addict