The first trailer for The Dark Tower did some solid world building and gave us a bit of plot so we knew roughly what was happening. The new reel, however, is solidly designed for that type of cinema-goer who gets bored if there isn’t a new explosion every five seconds.
In some respects this is no bad thing though, as it gives the spoiler-phobic types a snap shot of the eye candy without spoiling the plot. In short we learn ‘Idris good, McConaughey bad, Tower important,’ with a fairly standard ‘Save the world, protect the kid.’ tacked on.
Personally, I am a story junky and need a little plot to get me interested, but you would have to be the most jaded person on Earth to not find this trailer even a little intriguing. The film launches in the US on August 4th, which sucks for me as I’m British and will have to wait an extra two weeks.
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