A just released trailer for "Dead Island," a forthcoming video game from developer Techland, has fulfilled its mission: People are buzzing about "Dead Island." Including Hollywood film makers.
The game's plot centers on a couple who find themselves stranded on a tropical island full of zombies. A controversial promotional video reverses chronology, starting with an image of a dead girl and running backward through gory scenes of a zombie attack.
The Los Angeles Times raves, suggesting this may be "the best trailer in years":
The trailer ... is a marvelously ambitious work, essentially a short film in all but name. It takes a melancholy piano score and runs it under a battle between a family on vacation and the zombies who have taken over their resort. Apart from the piece's sharp visual style and emotional impact (the father-daughter moment at the end is heartbreaking), the most impressive aspect may be the trailer's structure. It's tough enough to weave in elegant flash-forwards and flashbacks in a full-length feature; the "Dead Island" trailer does it all in about three minutes.
WARNING: Not suitable viewing for those under age 14
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