When I headed back to the theaters this weekend to see Iron Man a second time, I noticed something about the oh, 30 minutes of previews that ran before the feature. There's an excellent, spine-tingly new trailer for The Dark Knight which, if I already weren't completely anxious to see that film, I certainly would be now. While it's heartbreaking to see Heath up there onscreen as The Joker, it's also totally mesmerizing. That movie is just going to be so good.
However. We also got a new full-length trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and I'm not trying to be a downer here, but I was shocked by how lackluster it was. There's no real tension and little excitement. Not even Cate Blanchett seems to be able to light up the screen with any passion. The signature music is fun, but that's about it. I'm not so precious about the previous Indiana Jones movies that I needed Spielberg, Lucas and Co. to "not screw this up." Mostly I just want it to be a good movie in general. The trailer has me a little worried.
Did you catch these two in the theaters this weekend? To watch them again and tell me what you think,
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull