TrailerPark Tuesday – Parts Per Billion, 24, TheLeftovers

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All the Comic Con Tips authors present their favorite trailers for this week. These include 24: The Leftovers, Live Another Day, Parts Per Billion.

 


Parts Per Billion

Tim
Essentially a disaster movie with potential insidious undertones. The trailer makes it seem like the movie is more about the survivors and their relationships than the virus/event itself, and I like that. Much like The Walking Dead, the story is always best when it’s about how people react and adapt in bad situations rather than just focus on the disaster itself and special effects have to tell the “story”. So at this point, I won’t say I’m excited, but I’m interested.
 
Trevor
Did you ever play that iPhone game Plague Inc.? That morbid game where the point is to develop a pathogen that is tricky enough to destroy the entire world? That seems to be this movie. This movie was not on my radar until this trailer. Even looking around the inter-webs I could find relatively little information about it besides the trailer. There is no website, no twitter, just a trailer. I’m interested in seeing what they do with the storyline, but I’m also pretty curious to see how “Rory Gilmore” (Alexis Bledel) handles biological warfare.
 
Cortney
Hadn’t heard of this one until today, but it looks very familiar. End of the world scenarios have built-in tension. But I want to know what separates this from a TV-movie. Show me why this stands out more than any other similar-themed movie. Honestly at this point, it’s not one I’m likely to see.
 


24: Live Another Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8b3I1fDjN4

Tim
I love 24. Few network shows had been that intense, and I love a serialized show. But when it came time to end the series a few years ago, I was ready for it to go and even felt that it had perhaps overstayed its welcome. Since that time, I’ve missed 24. There haven’t been a lot of “event” shows that everyone would watch and talk about the next day. I’m hoping that this new iteration of 24 (taking place over 12 episodes instead of 24) can take all the lessons they learned the first time around and give us an even more compelling show in a tighter story. Jack Bauer is the man!

 
Trevor
I tried to get into 24 and watched several seasons, but I couldn’t watch all 8. So I don’t know where we are in the storyline, but clearly Jack has been unfairly labeled a traitor. I guess the reason that I didn’t get more into the original 24 was the huge cliffhangers at the end of each episode. It was fun for a while, but after a while it just got tedious waiting. I like that this only to be 12 episodes so we can get to the nitty gritty a little quicker. Maybe I’ll like this new format.
 
Cortney
As someone who felt “24” hit its peak in season 5, I was a little leery when I first heard about this limited series, but to be honest these trailers have pushed me into the “excited” camp. I really hope that the 12 episode structure will eliminate all the amnesia, cougars, etc. that can drag the series down. Please be good.
 


The Leftovers

Tim
I was interested when it was first announced that Damon Lindelof was going to work on a show for HBO. The first teaser was good, but this newest teaser does a better job of showing what this show will look and feel like. But since it’s a teaser, it doesn’t really give us an idea of how crazy this show might get until the very end, and that glimpse only lasts a few seconds. I’ll definitely check this show out, but I want to know more.
 
Cortney
As one of the people who loved “Lost” from beginning to end, I’m excited for Damon Lindelof’s next project. It’s based on a novel where people seem to have left the earth because “the rapture” took them. Intriguing premise. I’ll be there for this one.
 
Trevor
Not entirely obvious, but I think this show is about the rapture. Where the righteous just disappear and everyone else has to go on living. Looks like this show could be interesting. Imagine a world where all of the best people were gone. This show is going to delve into some strange behaviors and people. They’re going to pull audiences that have enjoyed Dexter and other similar offerings. I don’t know if I’m going to get too into this show, but I’ll watch a few and see how it does. Here’s another teaser that kind of clues you in a little more about what’s going on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGjWr0K85S8
 

 

Trevor Nielson
Writer & Photographer at ComicCon.tips
Trevor began his forray into nerdom as a kid peddling his bike all the way to the local bookstore to purchase comic books. The boring superhero comics weren’t good enough for Trevor, he wanted the real ones. The ones with ducks. Now who's laughing while he’s on his way to cash in all those valuable Ducktales comics. Soon he’ll have his own money bin full to the brim. These days, to fill the time before the money bin construction completes (and begins), Trevor fills his time with photography, movies, television and comic book conventions. You can find his cosplay Meet & Greet mini-shoot and articles on this site as well as prints of his photographs being sold by cosplayers throughout the land.

P.S. Trevor converted to Marvel & DC comics and movies later on, so no heartburn on that one, right?