Brake trailer hides a good film?
Brake may instantly sound like Buried, and a cheap version at that especially as it stars the once were strong Stephen Dorff and Tom Berenger, but the concept behind it sounds rather interesting, even if the lighting in the trailer is a little too bright, it seems wrong that he's seems to be inside a Perspex box in some scenes, and the trailer seems to give too much away.
One of the beautiful things about the Buried trailer is that it doesn't deliver too much, it sets the horrifying scene and leaves the rest to us, and I think that's all we needed to see from Brake, not half the story to boot.
Non-US readers might get that little unintended pun there.
Here's the blurb for Brake:
Jeremy Reins (Stephen Dorff) is about to have a very bad day. He wakes up in total darkness, confused and disoriented. The only light comes from the blood-red digital numbers ticking away above his head. Jeremy quickly realizes he's in trouble. It's hard to breath. He can barely move. And no one will answer his cries for help. Then, he hears the sound of an engine and it all becomes clear…he's trapped in the trunk of a moving car.
As his captors reveal themselves and their motives, Jeremy realizes he won't be set free until he gives up the whereabouts of "Roulette," a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack.
I have to say, before I show you the trailer for Brake through TrailerAddict, that it does look like it gives a little too much away, and afterwards I'll pick some issues out I had with it, but I just thought I would warn you:
The first thing that hit me about the trailer for Brake was why a Secret Service agent called 911 for help and asked them to call the Secret Service for him not knowing a direct number. It also struck me why torturing him with bees and wasps was really that scary a terrorist torture.
While I'm talking about issues with the trailer, it was really nice of a guy to phone and explain Roulette to us, especially one who is a friend of the agent and clearly not supposed to know about it, I also wonder if we're being told too much knowing he's in a car bomb.
Then there's the huge surprise on the agent's face when he's finally out of the trunk and pointing a gun at someone, I'm not making connections but it's hard not to in a trailer.
Come on, the trailer is surely telling us way too much about the film.