Among other things, the start of the new year heralds the beginning of the promotional push for the upcoming summer blockbuster movies. This weekend sees the premier of the first trailer for director Joe Carnahan’s big screen adaptation of the ’80s television series. Like the first trailers to most television to film adaptations, this one works to show that at least in some respects the filmmakers are respecting the original material. We’ve got a modified version of the show’s opening narration, the reveals of classic imagery associated with the show, a certain character’s catch phrase and a glimpse of a rather audacious action sequence. My only real complaint is that the trailer only teases us with composer Mike Post’s iconic theme music, leaving me wanting to hear a full-on orchestral version. I guess it’s got me hooked until at least another trailer comes out. Mission accomplished.
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