‘Cosmopolis’ [Teaser] Trailer Reactions – Part One
Since the release of the teaser trailer, there have been a lot of buzz and interest surrounding it. Read on to see what others are saying about it!
Bad Ass Digest.com Sam Strange
As if 2012 weren’t already shaping up to be a killer year, recently boring David Cronenberg will be adding a surprisingly severe dose of old school Cronenbergian weirdness to this year’s embarrassment of riches. Starring Twilight meat and based on a book by the kind of author people often lie about reading, Cosmopolis was already a huge question mark before the release of this first teaser. Now it’s a question mark paired with an exclamation point.
Best for Film.com Natasha Hodgson
In what will hopefully be a return to glorious deform, we’re happy to present the very first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. Having surprised us all with last year’s (perfectly good, perfectly clean) A Dangerous Method, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all been missing the dark edge that made the creator of Videodrome, eXistenZ and The Fly a legend of body horror. And bringing Robert Pattinson along for the ride? Is this madness or genius?
Gosh be darned if it doesn’t look eerie, bizarre, indulgent and darkly delicious.
Cinemablend.com Katey Rich
But 30 seconds from now you’ll probably be able to put all those doubts to rest, because a short teaser for Cosmopolis is here, and it is fantastic.
Collider.com Matt Goldberg
Cosmopolis looks pretty great, and I’m eager to see Pattinson break free of his famous mopey vampire.
Of course, like in any Cronenberg film, this simple task makes a few pit stops along the way. We see quick flashes of some naked women, a strange scene where Pattinson apparently shoots himself in the hand, and what looks to be a gargantuan rat-like creature traveling through New York. We’re really not sure what’s going on here, but we’re intrigued at the very least.
Criterion Cast.com Joshua Brunsting
The film follows the story of a billionaire, who is not only being stalked, but ultimately loses his entire fortune over the span of 24 hours. And we are privy to that day-long span in this young mans life. Toss in a great cast, and this sucker is easily one of the most interesting looking projects to come up in quite some time. As a huge Cronenberg fan, I can’t help but have a ton of expectations for the film, and this teaser teases at something unlike anything I’ve seen.
Den of Geek Ryan Lambie
But Cosmopolis sees him in far darker territory, with the trailer below containing scenes of graphic violence, nudity, strange creatures, self-harm with a gun, and lots of general hedonism – and remarkably, the promo’s only 30 seconds long.
Cosmopolis, adapted from the novel of the same name by Dom DeLillo, looks like a return to the kind of assaultive filmmaking we’d associate with Cronenberg, and we’ve little doubt that it’ll be quite superb.
The first trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis has emerged and it looks like the director has returned to his reassuringly disturbing ways.
James White It’s a very brief little shot of pure Cronenberg weirdness, but from the looks of this, it could be Pattinson’s most interesting work in a while. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see the whole thing, but this is certainly something very different from most of the films he’s tried before.
It also marks the return of classic Cronenberg, as creatures roam New York, bullets puncture skin and people behave in extraordinary ways.
Down with Film.com Dave
Okay so that is one hell of a teaser trailer. It looks like Cronenberg is really on to a winner here!! Could this be the role I finally fall for Robert Pattinson? The rest of the cast look great as well including Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche amongst others.
Film School Rejects.com Cole Abaius
Whoa. Alright. If Robert Pattinson is trying to break out of his mold, he couldn’t have picked a better project than David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis.
Filmoria.com Richard Lennox
Yes, the new film from David Cronenberg certainly looks out there.
The Film Stage.com Jordan Raup
The teaser below gives us a barrage of crazy imagery and not only tells us that Pattinson is certainly game to do just about anything in a post-Twilight world, but that Cronenberg is back to creating the unpredictable.
First Showing.net Alex Billington
“Bizarre occurrences and an authentic parade of crazy characters along the way, in a landscape that depicts the modern soul of the West at the end of the millennium.” This looks wild, and it’s only our very first tease!
Flix 66.com Brad Studivant
AS much as I want to make fun of Robert Pattinson, I do think the guy has some talent and it’s evident in this lightning-quick teaser trailer (the whole thing is barely 30 seconds). It looks like it has a great mix of violence, sex and mystery to keep it going. And it should be more than enough Robert Pattinson for his die-hard fans, even though I’m not sure this is the type of role they want to see him in.
Fused Film.com Mike Lee
When you see a trailer for a movie like David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, your views on the Twilight actor should change almost immediately. Part of that reason is that Pattinson is taking on a dark and very mature but also very twisted role. The other is because Cronenberg is involved. This trailer is absolutely wacky and I like it.
GQ Magazine.co.uk Oliver Franklin
David Cronenberg’s adaption of a seminal Don DeLillo novel, starring Robert Pattinson: Cosmopolis is one of our most anticipated films of the year and the first teaser trailer – all mad neon text, sex (which, if it’s sticking to the book, we’ll be seeing a lot of) and Eric Packer’s bizarre penchant for self mutilation – has only affirmed that.
Grizzlybomb.com Joey 123mo
For those of you doubting the strength of Robert Pattinson as an actor, just shut up. Seriously, just shut up already. The guy did the nearly impossible – He escaped the Twilight persona. Robert Pattinson is an extremely talented young actor with an already eclectic resume and disgustingly bright future ahead of him.
Hey U Guys.co.uk David Sztypuljak
It does look pretty great from the 34 second trailer that we have here.
Hit Fix.com Drew McWeeny
When they announced that he was adapting Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis” into a film, it was exciting because the author’s voice is so distinct and strong that watching Cronenberg insert his own perspective into that material seemed like an exciting creative cocktail.
Just take a look at the trailer and tell me if it makes you smile as much as it does for me.
Oh, man, I hope that plays Cannes. If so, it will be my top priority for the festival. Or Toronto. Just somewhere, and as soon as possible. That trailer makes it look like we are in for a very dark ride when the film is finally released. Can’t wait.
“I’m looking for more. Aim and fire. Come on, do it. Flip the switch. Show me something I don’t know.” That line, paired with the creepy “dead” look in his eyes, pretty much sums up the overall vibe the trailer is giving off — Robert’s character is desperate to feel something, even if that “something” is pain.
Hollywood.com Michael Arbeiter
But one question that will probably not be answered: “What is going on?” It’s hard to say. But that only makes Cronenberg’s NSFW trailer more compelling.
Either way it’s a Cronenberg film so sign me up, I can’t wait to see this.