Sightseers trailer, new Wheatley film
I must admit that when I saw the fact that Sightseers was directed by Ben Wheatley I was rather deflated, after all I seem to be one of the few that didn't think his previous film Kill List (Filmstalker review) was good and I really couldn't understand all the critical praise he was receiving.
However this trailer does surprise me. Not only is it something very different but it's also a lot of fun and looks rather enjoyable as well as delivering a rather uneasy feel to it.
Kill List (Filmstalker Review) wasn't as great as everyone was making out, let's be a little honest with ourselves, in fact I was a little more honest with the review than most and I wasn't holding Ben Wheatley up as high as some. Well that might change now I've seen the trailer for his new film Sightseers.
The worrying thing for me though is Kill List, Alice Lowe co-wrote it as well as Ben Wheatley directing, but then the other star Steve Oram also had a hand in writing and perhaps this collaboration and the move away from the previous subject matter might give us something different than expected.
Here's the blurb for Sightseers:
The hilarious new black comedy from acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley and the comic masterminds behind of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.
But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris's dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge.
Now here's the trailer through TrailerAddict, which I have to admit might turn my feelings right around from Kill List. This trailer makes me think that there's a lot more to be gained from the film than comedy and silly situations, it looks like it might just have a few things to say as well as going deeper into the relationship the two main characters have.
Here, have a watch: