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Trailers Weekly: “Chernobyl Diaries”, “The Assault”, “Dark Shadows”, “The Avengers”, and “Prometheus”

by Michael Lee

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Trailers Weekly is a feature in which we bring you the most popular and talked about trailers of the week. Sharing trailers is a classic viral practice, and trailers are still the most mainstream way for people to learn about movies. We got the first trailers for the Chernobyl Diaries, Dark Shadows, and The Assault. We also have a very special Japanese trailer for The Avengers. Finally the trailer everyone has been waiting for, the second trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Hit the jump to see these trailers.

Chernobyl Diaries
At first you would think that Oren Peli would go shooting the movie in a found footage style, the movie seems like it was tailored for it. But upon a closer look we see that it is a hybrid of traditional film shooting and found footage. As a result, the movie looks pretty good, but the scares don’t come off nearly as scary on a computer screen as they do on the big screen.

Dark Shadows
Warner Bros. has made us wait and wait and wait for this trailer, and in the end it paid off. Tim Burton’s insanity is a great fan service to all geeks and freaks. Like most of Burton’s films, Dark Shadows comes off as a quirky creepy comedy that the whole family can enjoy. With everything that has been revealed in this trailer, it looks as though Dark Shadows is an upgrade from Alice in Wonderland.


The Assault

In 1994 there was a bold hijacking of Air France, and an elite SWAT team (in France, the GIGN) were called in to storm the plane and rescue the passengers. The Assault is the story of how the events progressed. The movie combines dramatic footage shot on the set with archival footage from the actual event.

The Avengers
As if The Avengers wasn’t jam packed enough, this specially cut trailer for Japanese theaters seems to top all of them with excellent looks at the S.H.I.E.LD. Helicarrier, Maria Hill, and a very cool cameo. I won’t go into any more details, but just know that The Avengers should live up to all these trailers.


Prometheus
The trailer that everyone has been waiting for, adds even more footage, but also even more mystery. The newest Prometheus trail runs at 1:11, again very short for a trailer, but the visuals look spectacular, and even the characters in the movie look mesmerized. I can’t wait for this movie to come out.

What did you think of this week’s trailers? Which was your favorite? Do you agree with the Internet buzz? Of course, every week there are a lot more trailers, teasers, TV spots, and clips that we can’t cover, so go to TrailerAddict.com to see your favorites. You can also download trailers in HD at Apple.com, or the new iTunes Movie Trailers App on your iPhone or iPad.



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