What’s new? Well, this trailer for the “Entourage” movie for one. What’s old? Well, the entire series of “Entourage.” I love films…I hate the film industry. All the politics and the nepotism that literally control everything artistically that gets made just infuriates me. I suppose that’s an inception-y way of saying that “Entourage” is a living representation of the industry that it mocks! The final season aired in 2011, and granted 4 years isn’t even that long when it comes to getting a film made, but given the controversy and “development hell” that this movie went through just to get to where it is…well, let me explain…
For fans of the show, you’ll immediately recognize the infamous Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) stepping out of his personal helicopter, followed by flashy intros to each of the show’s central characters; Vinny (Adrian Grenier), E (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Drama (Kevin Dillon). We get a lot of the same of what we saw over eight seasons on the hugely popular HBO series. A lot of partying, a lot of half-naked women, a lot of sad-but-true film industry drama and a lot of cameos by people much more famous than the main characters themselves. There was a LOT going on in this trailer, to where the story feels like it’s going to be a mess. The show, being a show, obviously didn’t have to jam pack so much into one time frame since it could do a lot over the span of an entire season. Judging by this trailer, it almost feels like the filmmakers are going to overcompensate by trying to do just that, with the jam-package-ness. This is writer/director Doug Ellin‘s first significant venture into feature films, so it could really go either way.
That being said, I dug this trailer. As over the top as it was, I was fully intrigued by the flashy visuals and the catchy music. The editing was tight and the timing had a nice flow to it.
I’ll definitely be catching this in theatres, although my expectations are low, simply because I’m a big fan of the series. But then again, the last couple season weren’t much to write home about either, so maybe this will send our beloved entourage off on a high note!
Check in out June 5th!