Watch: Robert Pattinson Is Stone Cold Awesome In The New ‘Cosmopolis’ Trailer

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Many of us are patiently (or impatiently) awaiting the Robert Pattinson/David Cronenberg mash-up Cosmopolis and we’ve got about a month to of before it releases in the U.S. A while back we saw a pretty exciting trailer and this week the studios have released another. Some of the scenes are similar but we get a closer look into the plot and into the mind of Pattinson‘s character this time around. Checkie out inside!

Cosmopolis: Second Trailer

And here’s a synopsis from the film’s official website:

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey.

Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.

Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world.

It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.

Ahhh! It sounds so good! It looks so good! But will it be as good as it is in my head right now?! I have no idea. So far, it seems to be getting mixed reviews, but nothing will stop me from strolling into theaters on or around August 17th in hopes of getting my life changed :)

WHat do you guys think? Is the second trailer doin it for ya?

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  1. im looking forward to this. Robert is so much better outside of twilight. i have no doubt that this will be a good movie.

    • JCZ

      That’s where you’re wrong – or well, I just disagree. Everyone gives so much hate towards K.Stew (and yes, Twilight is terrible, it makes real soap operas look superb, although Revenge is terrific) – but R.Pat is just as bad.

      He is a younger version of Keanu Reeves – that is actually crap & cannot pick great roles for his limited acting ability. I do like K.Reeves and he is much more capable that people give him credit – but it seems his latest choices are too bland/repetitive, exactly like Johnny Depp and he comes across as a weak actor.

      Perhaps R.Pat is like that and just can’t find great roles/films that can show his one-sided ‘talent’ but otherwise, he is very terrible IMO.

    • i rob is just in a transition period, finding what works for him – which is why i think he takes on rolls that are so different from each other. and i wouldnt be surprised if he starts taking acting classes.

      as for Depp, the mans done everything. i think the reaason he feels repetitive, is because lately he does alot of work with the same people.

  2. Rachel

    I’m from Toronto where this movie is already released and I’ll say this: Robert Pattinson is a phenomenal actor in Cosmopolis. I’m not a Twilight fan so I was a little hesitant to watch but he is quite mesmerizing in the film.

    Casting aside, I didn’t understand the story line at all and felt it was a very in depth movie, more than what I was bargaining for. Those who like philosophical movies with lots of dialogue, then this is the one for you. But if you’re looking for an exciting action packed movie, save your cinema money and watch it out of theatres.

  3. Lo

    I feel like we should clarify that this film was directed David Cronenberg’s son, not THE David Cronenberg that we all know and love (at least I do.)

  4. Valerie

    I read this book in university and didn’t understand it, even after the prof expalined it. It was no clearer after seeing the movie. I wouldn’t recommend seeing it unless you like being confused and bored for almost two hours.

    • Irish Girl

      Well, that’s part of the point of the book — and the film. You’re not supposed to fully understand or define ‘what it’s all about’. And that’s okay; both DeLillo and Cronenberg are encouraging the audience to accept that everything isn’t illuminated. ;)

      By the way, a correction for an earlier poster…uh, yeah, it is THE David Cronenberg, the one and only, director of “Dead Ringers” , “The Fly”, “Eastern Promises”, “A History of Violence”, “Crash”, and “Videodrome”. The list is much bigger, but my fingers are getting tired. His son didn’t direct Cosmopolis, I assure you.

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