And So it Begins writes:
Three trailers for three movies by three masterful directors should send me into Oscar-bait bliss. Spielberg is doing a war film, Scorsese is doing 3D, and Soderbergh is doing disease the same way he did drugs.
But when the trailers for War Horse, Hugo and Contagion dropped this past week, I was left with a collective wince of puzzlement. They all (well, mostly War Horse and Hugo) look undeniably lame. Granted, family friend films are not my preferred genre, but still… what’s going on here?