If you like classic sci-fi, then you’ll love this:
The name of the novel may not be inspired, but the trailer certainly is!
Clocking in at 1 minute and 40 seconds, we learn:
- The name of the hero of the story.
- Why our hero is an underdog worth rooting for.
- Who his ally is.
- Who his allies aren’t.
- Who his enemy is.
- What he’s fighting for.
- How he’s fighting for it.
Through the graphics, we get a taste of the hero, the love interest, and the opposition. The exciting narration gives us a sense of motivation and a suggestion of theme.
Basically, it’s all there, it’s visually appealing, it’s well-paced, and it fits classically within the genre. The ONLY complaints I have is the title and the assurance that he is victorious.
Really, though, if you think about the title, you realize that it fits very much within the classic sci-fi meme. It practically screams tradition. And that goes with the assurance of victory, too. Yeah, in some sense, you want to leave room for doubt. But, the truth is, anyone who is familiar with the genre knows the good guy kicks ass in the end. The only question is how rough its going to get before he manages to pull it off.