Cosmopolis Trailer Reactions

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Alt Film Guide:

Robert Pattinson's multibillionaire Eric Packer doesn't go on and on about wanting a haircut in this new Cosmopolis trailer — yes, another new Cosmopolis trailer. This a more philosophical trailer, with cosmic statements such as "I smell sex all over you." Pattinson's reaction to that is priceless.

Now, this latest Cosmopolis trailer also offers a better look at the various supporting actors in the film. The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche looks particularly impressive.

MTV:

One of Robert Pattinson's best career moves was accepting the role of Eric Packer in "Cosmopolis."

It's yet another shift away from the sparkly vampire who dazzles those around him. The role is gritty, sexy and no doubt allowed Pattinson to show off his acting chops. Typecast no more, critics. The "Twilight" actor is getting as far away from Forks as possible.


Slash film:

The first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis was a delirious ode to the filmmaker’s middle period — a chapter in his career that we’d begun to think was closed for good. But in that teaser for the adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel about a young billionaire who pulls strings from within a high-tech limo, we’re flashed with wild images of Robert Pattinson engaging in illicit sex, watching what seemed to be a dinosaur-sized rat, putting a bullet through his own hand, and musing about boundaries and desire. In short: vintage Cronenberg in all its glory.

Now the full trailer for Cosmopolis is available, and it expands on that teaser very nicely. We get a lot more of the story, including a good introduction to Pattinson’s character’s wife and possible voice of conscience (played by Sarah Gadon) as well as a motley crew of personalities including Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Almaric, and Jay Baruchel.

The tone looks even more old-school Cronenberg than what we saw in the teaser — his affinity for a very particular dialogue cadence and isolated shot staging is very much on display. This one looks entertaining as hell, frankly.

Cinema Blend

"Show me something I don't know." This looks wild, Cronenberg back with more debauchery. AlloCine.fr (via The Film Stage) has posted the full-length official trailer for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire who takes his limo around the city for an entire day. Lots of crazy shit happens, and I mean some seriously crazy things, as you'll get a glimpse of in this.

First Showing

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

I was personally no fan of Cronenberg's last film, which hit the fall festival circuit. At all. But with this trailer it looks like he's back in the pocket I like. I mean, it's about a rich dude (Robert Pattinson) taking his limo across town to get a haircut.

Bleeding Cool

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

Awards Daily

This trailer expands on the mind-bending bits found in the first, with a great look at what will certainly be Pattinson’s meatiest role yet. I love the imagery Cronenberg is playing with, as it looks to be something straight out of one of his 80s/early 90s classics.

Hitfix

Adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel, and starring Robert Pattinson in a perhaps completely incidental headline-grabbing fashion, this looks like the kind of lean, perverse futurism that Cronenberg has excelled at.

The Film Stage

Based on the book by Don DeLillo, the film offers the most promising non-"Twilight" role for Robert Pattinson yet as the billionaire Eric Packer who has one helluva day in his limousine. Sex, drugs, hallucinations and more cross his path, and for anyone worried Cronenberg had become respectable with "A Dangerous Method" he's in full form here, even going back to his psycho-sexual roots in what looks like something out of a Terry Gilliam film inspired by an LSD trip.

"Cosmopolis" hits theaters May 23 in France. It's likely due in theaters in the fall, and we'd assume with the Canuck connection Cronenberg will place the North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.

The Playlist

Just hours before Cannes film festival bosses Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux were set to announce this year’s lineup at the 65th annual festival, a trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis hit the Internet, confirming the film’s inclusion in the official selection at Cannes.

The first few seconds of the trailer included the festival's signature "Competition Officielle Festival de Cannes" stamp and golden palm logo.

The Hollywood Reporter

Though the credits recall Gaspar Noe’s ‘Enter the Void,’ that may just be the result of ‘Void’ having the most striking credit sequence this side of ‘Se7en.’ The images on screen – from the parade sequence to Pattinson doing damage to himself – seem to come straight from the world of early Cronenberg, that dark twisted Canuck who made horror films that were as cerebral as they were visceral.

This also features an amazing cast – some of whom show up in this trailer, others yet to be revealed. Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon and Jay Baruchel make brief appearances while Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton are barely glimpsed.

Screen Crush

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.

Complex

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.

Screenrant

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.

JoBlo

Still, the drama—competing for the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival—looks exceptionally compelling, and the little Cronenberg cinematic idiosyncrasies look downright fascinating.

EW

What exactly is David Cronenberg’s upcoming film Cosmopolis about? From what I can glean from the new full-length trailer, it’s a convoluted tale of murder, money, guns, sewer rats, riots, sex, and power in New York City, with Robert Pattinson as an ambitious Patrick Bateman-like assets manager at the center of it all. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, the 28-year-old millionaire protagonist who treks across Manhattan to… get a haircut.

Of course, if you’ve read the 2003 novel of the same name by Don DeLillo (White Noise) on which the film is based, you’ll understand the trailer and plot far better than I do. Still, the drama—competing for the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival—looks exceptionally compelling, and the little Cronenberg cinematic idiosyncrasies look downright fascinating. Take a peek at the new trailer (and if you ask me, his hair looks fine).

Movieline:

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.

Close Pattinson-watchers already gleaned as much while keeping tabs on the project as it filmed, and devoted fans have been championing his turn as a rascally womanizer in the upcoming period pic Bel Ami as a move against type. (Whether or not they'll turn out come opening day is another story.) 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.

Via: AdeleStew | RPLife

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