Compare the trailer to the first four minutes of The Kingdom movie

The trailer is a total turd. Absolutely typical.

The first four minutes, however, are gorgeous. Really gripping. Super dense information packed into those 180 seconds (the first bit is just studio logos and intro credits). Watch it a few times. It's worth it. Though, instead of watching it on the Yahoo Movies site, download the Quicktime movie stream file and watch it full screen. Much better. Here are the different sizes: 480p, 720p, 1080p.

This is a great example of how badly the studios represent movies in their trailers compared to what the director themselves would do.

[nod to dan and john, a la the talk show ep 11]