Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:43pm 15/02/19 | 1 Comments
It looks quite stunning in a large number of shots too - with great little snippets of action and environments and character and Javelins looking all slick and sleek. The only issue is that it doesn't really make sense as a short film - in that it's a trailer for what looks like a big budget cinematic Anthem film. Something that now, we'd like to see.
Check it out.
“Conviction sets the stage with a narrative that touches on Anthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley,” said Blomkamp.
Called 'Conviction' and described as "An Anthem Trailer from Neill Blomkamp", for all of its visual splendour - and it often looks stunning - it also falls into the trap of trailers in general. And the pre-release marketing material for Anthem. In that after watching this we still don't really know what's happening in the world story-wise. Plenty of mystery sure, with characters and conflict, but very little context.
But it does succeed in making us want to watch a full length version of this - or even a series of shorts. And it raises the bar for videogame live-action trailers.