Ritchie's Revolver trailer for U.S. release
Just the other day I was talking about my surprise that Revolver hadn't been released in the U.S. as yet, and that Guy Ritchie was already preparing the media for the negative reviews and press it's likely to see.
Now the trailer has come back to life, no different from the original trailer we saw on the first release, but there it is none the less. Now this isn't the usual Guy Ritchie gangster fare that he's made before, this has something different.
Revolver does have a lot to offer, and it tries to do some very clever things with the story, there are some excellent scenes, unusual shots, and it's not all about the work that Ritchie has already made, so all that is great news. However it doesn't avoid the fact that it doesn't work.
I'm going to dig out my old review for the film and get it online here at Filmstalker, because I think it's a worthy read. Here's what he allegedly said regarding the U.S. release:
"Please don't be angry with me. People often get upset with me after seeing Revolver. I've never felt the vitriol that I have on this movie in anything else I've ever done. People don't understand it, and they think I'm responsible for that. It's not going to make me popular, it's not going to help me make a living, but I found it (film) rewarding."
I remember seeing a lot of promise in the film and thinking that this could be a great direction for Guy Ritchie if he kept going and came out with better scripts, it seems though he's not convinced, especially since it didn't do at all well in the cinema.
Here's the trailer from YouTube through dtheatre. A trailer which I think gives away too much and is quite misleading for the film itself.
Has anyone else seen the film and feels like me? Or do you think it's just a load of rubbish like the critics?