Still Life/Daily Trailer: The Makers of Thunderstruck Obviously Didn’t Listen to Gary Oldman
It is a known physical fact that every action has an opposite and equal reaction. For something to be considered big, we must have an opposite concept of small. And nothing can ever be considered good without knowing what constitutes “bad”.
And so, in our search for artful, cinematic perfection we must, once in a while, encounter the truly horrid, if only to reaffirm the value of our quest.
Which brings us to this.
What’s on Earth is happening here? Why is Kevin Durant, an exceptional athlete, a humble, honest man, doing this? Why is he pointing at the basketball-shaped planet of Photoshop, inexplicably placed on top of everything? And why are both of them gently floating above the Oklahoma City Thunder logo? Is it symbolism for the “high-flying” Durant? Is it a hint of supernatural themes in the film? Why have I, a devoted NBA fan, not heard about this a long time ago, thereby leaving me unprepared for the jolting shock of seeing an upstanding member of the basketball community assault my senses like this? And if this is the poster, how impossibly generic can the trailer be?
Look, I’m a great fan of yours, Mr. Durant.
But maybe you should listen to Gary Oldman, as he puts this much more eloquently than I ever could.