Green Zone trailer arrives online
Finally the trailer for Green Zone starring Matt Damon and from the director Paul Greengrass has arrived online, and I have to say it wasn't worth the wait.
I know that this might meet with some negative comments, but I have to say it's not a very strong trailer and doesn't offer anything more than we've seen time and time again.
Okay, there is a little there about a story behind uncovering why the soldiers are where they are, which the trailer isn't very clear about, but it's just more of a soldier for the government finding out he's been double crossed, they attempt to kill him, his superior tells them that they've no idea what they're up against, and the soldier comes through in the end determined to reveal what they really are.
Well colour me surprised, it's just Bourne isn't it? It certainly looks like Bourne with camouflage and the differences are minute.
The blurb for the film tells us:
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.
Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.
It's a shame because the blurb gives us a different feel to the film, and the first paragraph sounds like a much better story than the second, but the trailer just gives us the feeling of that second paragraph, just more like Bourne in a war zone.
Still it also stars Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson and Amy Ryan, plus there looks to be some steadier-cam, so maybe there's more to it and this is just a trailer trying to play on the Bourne audience.
The trailer can be seen in high definition over at Yahoo Movies or right here: