More Cosmopolis trailer reactions   1 comment

We posted loads of reactions HERE, but here are some more:

Despite my grievances, anger, and blind rage at my woman’s lust for you…dammit I respect you. I just saw the trailer for Cosmopolis and even though it has yet to hit theaters, bravo for doing something many men in your position never accomplished. You’ve succeeded where Hayden Christensen, Daniel Radcliffe (thus far), Mark Hamill, and Ralph Macchio never could. You became a sensation, an icon, the face of a franchise, and you still managed to land an acting role where you escape the role. Not just any role mind you, you’re working with David Motherf****** Cronenberg!

The Fly, A History of Violence, and Naked LunchImpressive, to say the least, that he found you worthy of a role in one of his films. Not to mention you look like a total boss in that short clip. It’s too soon to tell but I dare say you will become one of the greats in this industry. I have faith in it. Although I still dislike you…kind of.

May you always sparkle in the sunlight,

-GeekTyrant (thanks @vampirefreak101 for the tip!)

Seems like David Cronenberg is back to doing what he does best – creating sublimely weird nightmares and slipping them into the arena of mainstream cinema. It also looks like a peach of a role for Pattinson, who’s set to shake off his tween pin-up credentials as the film’s increasingly deranged protagonist.

-Total Film

For those who suspect the 69-year-old of mellowing with age, Cronenberg has one last word: Cosmopolis.

-Awards Daily

More after the jump!

From what little we have seen of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, it’s clear that the director has returned to the depraved and gruesome style of cinema that brought him to the dance in the first place. In the movie, Robert Pattinson plays a young billionaire named Eric Packer who simply wants to go out and get a haircut, but along the way, he loses his entire fortune and becomes a target for murder. Breaking out of the Twilight mold, Pattinson looks like the perfect choice to play a sociopathic youth with way too much money and time on his hands.

This extended trailer illustrates the morally bankrupt world that Pattinson lives in, and the manic, paranoid tone of the entire film. Cronenberg is at his best when he introduces an audience to the seedy underbelly of society. He did it in Eastern Promises and A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis looks to be one of the director’s most corrupt worlds yet.


Reactions to the Cosmopolis teaser trailer have ranged from eloquent statements – expressing excitement for the latest strange and disturbing piece of cinema produced by David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence, etc.) – to somewhat less insightful comments (such as “WTF is this?!”). To be fair, both “extremes” were quite called for, as that short trailer packs a whole lot of madness into a slim period of time.

That’s all to say: the newly-unveiled full-length theatrical promo for Cosmopolis (see above) is probably going to prompt similar responses across the board, especially since the trailer is structured more to raise questions about the film’s storyline and content (as opposed to summarizing them). An intriguing, but fitting, approach to take here, it seems.


Well, actually, it just looks f*cking awesome. If you’re a fan of Cronenberg’s work then these two trailers should get you jazzed. I’ve missed his surreal style for a while now and I’m genuinely excited to see this. The cast looks great, even Pattinson, who carries a stigma from the TWILIGHT franchise with him. However, the more work like this that he does, then the easier it will be to forget his diamond-sparkle, fangless vampire role.


I mean, being plucked from the Harry Potter supporting wings and the odd pre-fame arthouse pic for eternal teen vampire glory aside, signing on for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis looks more and more like the best decision Robert Pattinson has ever made. Now that the edgy adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel is heading for a Cannes debut — and with the fearlessly cold, cynical swagger RPattz displays in the latest Cosmopolis trailer — this is shaping up to be the career-changer the erstwhile Edward Cullen has been looking for. (…)

But the new Cosmopolis trailer and Cannes announcement achieves something no mainstream romantic vehicle could do for Pattinson: It suggests to the uninitiated that there’s something more to him than teen idol fare.


Looking at the new trailer, I can’t help but think to myself: Cronenberg is BACK!


There’s a good reason Robert Pattinson’s upcoming film “Cosmopolis” won the MTV Movie Brawl earlier this year: it looks freaking awesome.

Hot off the news that the flick will be making its premiere at Cannes this year, the folks behind the movie released two new trailers that give us a good idea of what we can expect when David Cronenberg’s latest hits theaters. In true Cronenberg fashion, “Cosmopolis” looks like it will be dark, surreal and all around fantastic.

It also is Pattinson’s first chance to really flex his acting muscles in something that’s not a romantic film, a genre that he’s been somewhat pigeonholed in ever since “Twilight” first came out. Between this and “Bel Ami” being released this year, we’re looking forward to seeing a side of the 25-year-old actor that we’ve never seen before.


Two full trailers have now gone online, and Cronenberg is the star of both. Pattinson still looks good, but these trailers show off a David Cronenberg surrealism we haven’t seen in some time. And judging by these trailers, it’s very good to have it back.


The next stop in the R-Patz’s neverending, Holy Grail-like quest to prove he’s more than just a sexy, anguished vampire, is an adaptation of Don Delillo’s Cosmopolis. Similar to other recent ventures, it’s looking from the full length trailer like he’ll be having a lot of sex while at the same time being, like, totally overwhelmed by it all. This time around, he plays a Romney son on a really bad acid trip.



Posted April 21, 2012 by Sim in Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson

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