06 October 2006

Superheroes on Screen - More on The Flamehead Trailer

A couple days ago, I posted a link to the trailer and gave a couple thoughts. Overall, I think Ghost Rider looks great -- but I was also one of the ones that didn't hate Daredevil. I get excited whenever one of the comics I used to read gets the big screen treatment. Having said that, I don't know how big an audience this will attract. I would be surprised if it makes enough to warrant a Ghost Rider 2, but I will be sure to check this one out.

Here are some words from director Mark Steven Johnson on the trailer from Superherohype.com:

I just wanted to say thanks for both the kind words and the criticisms on the new trailer. It all goes towards making a better movie. There's a couple things I thought I'd mention that might help explain what you're seeing. First, the TRANSFORMATION. Ghost Rider is a PG-13 movie, albeit, a very intense PG-13 movie. The MPAA governs the movie trailers as well. And one of the rules is that you can't show people on fire in a PG-13 trailer. Obviously, this presents a problem for us. So for the fans who have wondered if that's all there is for the transformation -- God no. Not by a long shot. But that's all we can show. In fact, we had to cut many shots out of the trailer for being too intense or horrific. I'm hoping to post something on the official site on a blog in the next 24 hours so be sure to check there. Just make sure you download before it gets yanked off.

Second, the VOICE. The voice of Ghost Rider can't be judged on an internet trailer. There are multiple tracks of animal growls, fire, rusty chains, etc. mixed into Ghost Rider's voice. But all of those tracks have to be terribly condensed into a trailer like this and so all you can really hear is a deep, raspy voice. Trust me, GR's voice will rock the movie house.

Third, the HUMOR. Ghost Rider is not a jokey movie. It just has humor to balance the intensity (some of which you can't see in the trailer for reasons stated above). Remember that to us Ghost Rider is a known character. But to the general public he is very dark and intimidating. The marketing team are just (wisely) trying to reach as broad an audience as they can and move beyond the core group.

Fourth, BLACKHEART. What you've seen in Mephisto and Blackheart are glimpes into their demons forms. But by the end of the film Blackheart will evolve into his BEAST form. You haven't seen that yet, I'm saving it. It's not exactly the comic, but it's closer, demonic, and spikey! Fifth, the POSTER. There will be multiple images to sell the movie. Some will be about the love story, the Beauty & The Beast, while others will be hardcore Skull shots. Keep an eye out for new images soon. Hope that helps. I'll check in again soon.


toast said...

I liked what I saw in the teaser trailer but this new trailer made the movie look like a joke. And the main reason behind that is Nicholas Cage. The guy has the same deadpan goofy look on his face in every shot and the same monotonous acting. I really think his is gonna bring down this movie.

The effects look great.

Chip Chief said...

you know, i pretty much hate nic cage, but for some reason his lame-@$$ personality seems like it might be a good fit for this movie. at least its not ben affleck. :)