Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
Ready for another teen cancer movie? Ian Fitzgibbon‘s Death of a Superhero stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (that moppet from Love, Actually, all grown up) as Donald, an aspiring comic book artist who’s diagnosed with leukemia. Aisling Loftus plays the requisite love interest who gives him something to live for, and Andy Serkis his therapist. That’s actual, live-action, normal-human-faced Andy Serkis, sans CG or mo-cap. Imagine that! Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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