There's already a near-six-minute trailer for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas, but that obviously won't do for theaters, where such a length would cut into time reserved for Sprint ads and shoddy CGI roller coaster adventures. So now there's this standard, two-and-a-half-minute theatrical trailer to be shown in cinemas. More than just the first trailer edited down, this preview has new footage, new emphasis on the film's interconnecting threads, and new dimwitted looks from variously-wigged Tom Hankses. They know what we want.
Jim Broadbent and I really have different definitions of "nightmarish."