The first trailer for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy establishes the film’s mood and tension early on and keeps turning that screw for all it’s worth. It introduces its excellent cast and the general premise, but more than that, a sense of mistrust is introduced from the get-go and by the end, there’s a promise of violence, and the hint of a puppet-master pulling these men’s strings behind the scenes.
JJ Abrams latest mystery box came into sight with this teaser. Up until this point, nobody was really sure what he was working on. But suddenly, we had this kick-ass clip of train cars raining down around us and some sort of beast fighting its way through solid steel. The only thing that held the film back in the eyes of (idiot) audiences was the fact that it paid too well of an homage to Steven Spielberg.
“Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow….”