How Do You Improve 'The Canyons' Trailer? The Same Way You Improve Everything. Add Kanye West.
It just needed the drama ratcheted up a little. The Canyons hasn't exactly enjoyed good press since the proejct was announced. There was the Lohan piece in The New York Times, the film festival snubs, and a general sense of dread in the critical world. However, all those hiccups seem to disappear when you put the film against a near-perfect Kanye West song. It fits the nihilistic mood well, and adds a gravity to the film that actually feels organic. The quality of the film certainly remains to be seen, but this trailer gets two thumbs up.