Trailer For ‘500 Days Of Summer’ Surprises With Beauty, Charm, and A Zombiefied Don LaFontaine

Zooey Deschanel. 500 Days of Summer.

I love surprises, especially when they come in the form of awesome trailers for movies I knew nothing about. Recent trailers for 9 and Franklyn are perfect examples. I hadn’t heard of either of them beforehand, and now I’m incredibly psyched to see them both. They’ve both moved onto my list of must-see movies this year, and they’ve just been joined by one more:

500 Days of Summer looks to be a romantic comedy about a guy who loves a girl who doesn’t love him back. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star as Tom and Summer, and the movie follows Tom as he looks back on his relationship with Summer. The highs, the lows, the dance numbers… they’re all here. Director Marc Webb is making his feature debut and he looks to have style to spare. The film looks beautiful and artistic at times, but seems to recognize the angst and pain of relationships as well. Add Clark Gregg (Choke) and some awesome music and you have one of the most anticipated movies of next summer.

But what the hell is going on with the trailer’s voiceover guy? This is just a teaser I realize, but please tell me he’s just temping. I understand Don LaFontaine was the most recognizable voice in trailers, but it wasn’t simply the depth of his voice that made him so famous. I say lose the voiceover all together. The music and the images work perfectly all on their own.

What do you think of the trailer?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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