Back in May, we posted the first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, which, as one of you cleverly wrote, "looks like a movie all about grabbing for things and missing." This second look is kind of more of the same—an explosion, a terrified call from Houston, Sandra Bullock grabbing for things—but, I dunno, I'm still pretty excited for the release. Gravity has never seemed to be a movie cut out for a decent trailer: It's a sci-fi tale cut from the same cloth as the quiet, vaguely depressing 2001: A Space Odyssey. Both focus more on the cold, deadly vastness of space, rather than an easily identifiable villain, which isn't great for giving a two-minute clip continuity. (Open Water, also about two people lost in a scary unknown place, similarly didn't look so great in previews.)
Plus, Cuaron did some pretty amazing shit with single, long takes in Children of Men, and he does so here as well—the way the camera swoops in between debris and tiles and falling astronauts is technically amazing. I have faith.
(One kind of funny note: There is no sound in space. Explosions go boom in this trailer. Cuaron is pissed, and he promises the finished film will not have audible fireballs. Because, if anything, the man who casted George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as geeky astronauts is a man of accuracy.)