We Bought A Zoo – International Trailer

Posted by Greg on November 4, 2011 at 6:12 am
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Here’s the international trailer for We Bought A Zoo. You’ll notice some additional scenes that were not in the U.S. trailer. WBAZ arrives in theaters on December 23, 2011.

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  • On November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am Pastrygrrl04 said

    Another amazing looking movie from Cameron Crowe, I have loved all your movies and this one looks just as amazing!!!


  • On November 4, 2011 at 8:59 am Patty said

    When is it coming to France??? Can’t wait! I’m a fan :-)


  • On November 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm Kcolours said

    Can’t wait! Cameron makes the most heart felt movies. Been too long without one!


  • On November 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm Joseph Brunetta said

    Great! It’s gonna be like receiving a lovely Christmas sweater: warm, fuzzy and personal. Can’t wait till Christmas!


  • On November 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm Ophelia said

    I love you Cameron Crowe! You are absolutely brilliant!


  • On November 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm Todd Clancy said

    Cannot wait for this movie. looks awesome. 


  • On November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm John Callender said

    That sounds a lot like Jónsi music in the last part of the trailer, replacing the use of Hoppípola from the original version. Is that maybe a taste of some of the forthcoming soundtrack music?


  • On November 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm Scott Collins said

    “20 seconds of insane courage.” That line gave me chills. The whole trailer looks beautiful. It’s been waaaay too long so WELCOME BACK, CAMERON CROWE!!


  • On November 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm John Callender said

    Watching the two trailers (the original and the new international trailer) over again, I’m struck by the different implications they make about whether there’s going to be romance between Damon’s and Johansson’s characters. In the original trailer, I thought that idea was pretty firmly squashed by the “I hope you’re not offended if I don’t hit on you” exchange. But in the international trailer, not only do we get two other characters making suggestive and/or leering allusions to Johansson’s character as an object of romance, we get that slow zoom while the two actors lean toward each other in an obvious telegraphing of, “boy, we really want to kiss each other.”

    That shot, in particular, feels to me like a “gun in the first act” promise on the part of the trailer that yeah, there’s going to be romance. Or at least, that the possibility of romance between those characters is going to be a significant element of the film. Whereas the first trailer felt to me like it was going out of its way to assure me that nope, that was not what the movie was going to be about.

    I’m not sure it’s possible for both trailers to be right about that. I realize that trailers have an obligation to sell the movie, rather than offering a perfectly accurate synopsis of it. I actually prefer trailers that don’t spell out everything I can expect in the movie, so if these two trailers, taken together, leave me feeling like there’s some ambiguity about the nature of the two characters’ relationship, that’s fine with me.

    There was a brief mention of this issue in the following article from the LA Times today:


    Quoting from that article:

    Most movies would follow Benjamin’s romantic reawakening — let his late wife (Stephanie Szostak) fade from memory and let him try to tame Kelly. But Crowe said he wasn’t interested in following that path, a choice dramatized in the film’s unusual final scene.”People make this big case, ‘You gotta move on, you gotta move on.’ And I say, ‘Really? Who says you have to move on?'” Crowe said. “Benjamin is a guy who is still in love with his wife, and he is not going to get shaken from that. That’s the greater challenge: to pay tribute to the person who’s not around anymore.”

    [John again]

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie, whether or not Damon and Johansson end up kissing each other (which it sounds like they probably won’t).


  • On November 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm Joseph Brunetta said

    To me you can see a great film, knowing that going in the two lovers will be together in the end, and still feel for the pain they feel due to whatever obstacle is in there way from being together until the end. I think it can hold true for a film that goes the opposite route. We can see and feel the possibilities of two people being together even if we know going in that at the end of the film it isn’t to be. I don’t think the second trailers betrays what Cameron sets out to do but instead shows us a possibility for relationship under consideration between the two characters, even if their heads seem set on denying it.

    I think such a route in a film can completely work. Arguably most of Cameron’s films feature lovers who end up together in the end, but often their futures together are still a question mark. Like “Almost Famous” this film may simply flirt with the possibility, or indulge in one’s longing, of the characters to be together even though it just isn’t in the cards. Or maybe Cameron felt it might have been too much like “Elizabethtown” if it featured a character grieving a profound loss, only to find romantic love.

    Reading of what Cameron wanted Benjamin to feel in the end has me really excited for the film. It’s such a lovely turn, and seems to be really heartwarming. Here’s a guy whose mourning a profound loss along with his children, and what his heart is set on is for his families to find happiness and footing. It’s as if until he’s assured he doesn’t have to put all his strengths into being selfless only then maybe he can learn to let go and indulge in a relationship. In a situation where such a great lost has severed so much in him and around him it’s probably the story of how Benjamin needs to attend to the most needed areas of his family before he can even yearn to figure out a future of what he himself needs.


  • On November 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm Allen Martin said

    It looks like a terrific movie.  I have mixed emotions.  My son, a 14 year old actor, had a call back and private interview with Mr. Crowe.  He was selected, but it was a tremendous opportunity for my son to meet with him in his office and be oh so close to being selected.  My wife and I were extremely impressed with Mr. Crowe and the kindness and genuine interest .  Maybe the next film…  Can’t wait to see the movie.


    • On November 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm Greg Mariotti said

      Very cool Allen. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like your son is extremely talented. Best
      Greg Mariotti
      The Uncool – the official site for everything Cameron Crowe http://www.theuncool.com


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