Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar‘s film 2.0’s trailer released today and it was one of the most awaited events of the year. The entire cast and crew of the film came together in Chennai for a grand event to launch the teaser. There were number of reasons why there was so much hoopla over the trailer launch. First of all, the movie has been delayed a lot and there was a lot of contention over Akshay playing the villian and of course, the VFX was the main talking point of the project. The teaser itself laid a foundation ground for a grand film! While, the trailer dropped a couple of hours ago, there’s a lot to process in the trailer. Here’s what works and doesn’t with the trailer, according to the internet.
Factors that work
1.Spectacular visual effects
Shankar is back with his larger than life imagery and well mounted brand of cinema. The masses are loving the out of this world effects which are on par with the international standard, cinematography and even the background score. Overall, the trailer lays a ground for a very impressive spectacle on screen.
Shankar !!????????✌..These shots !!
— Rajkumar Sekar (@I_Raj13) November 3, 2018
— Sravan Bharadwaja (@sravan_shivoham) November 3, 2018
— Samrudh David (@samrudh_david) November 3, 2018
2. Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar’s intense chemistry on screen
Akshay is associated with a South movie of this scale for the first time ever and he would be fighting none other than Thalaiva on screen. He has donned the garb of a technological monster resembling a giant crow and he fighting with Chitti on big screen will make every Akki fan happy!
— YAAAAAAS ???????? (@Gracious_Gal) November 3, 2018
Factors that don’t:
Audiences are not yet sold on the storyline because the trailer does not let out the specifics of the same. A lot of importance is given on the VFX, because that is the selling point of the whole project. In the process, the story looks unclear. But despite that, Akshay’s dialogue about cell phones making every being a killer is getting viral!
When you spend so much money on VFX that you start ignoring other things like story, background actors or prosthetics. #2point0Trailer
— Sameer (@BornToWhine) November 3, 2018
— UgramVeeram (@ugramveeram123) November 3, 2018
Itne intezaar ke baad #2Point0Trailer aaya par maza nahi aaya @akshaykumar #Rajnikanth
2.0 trailer like jaise….????#Ghanta #FuturisticComedy#Cartonshow#Chutyapa#Karanjohar#Bakwaas#ModiKaVaada
@2Point0Movie @DharmaMovies @LycaProductions #2Point0 pic.twitter.com/B4HjfCsRGe
— Saalam (@mdsalam962) November 3, 2018
Whats with censor certificate on youtube trailer and that abrupt end of the trailer. No surprise in the VFX or concept of action pieces either. #2Point0Trailer
— Dhaai kilo ki baat! (@av1na5h_) November 3, 2018
2. Amy Jackson has almost no screen time
Amy fans are not very happy because their Supergirl star has little or no screen time in the trailer. Watch 2.0 trailer again if you haven’t and tell us what you feel.
If it weren’t for Rajinikanth, 2.0 would have been the Biggest Flop in the history of Indian Cinema. Amy Jackson is the only sight to behold, which is for 3 seconds only. Utter Disappointment. #2Point0Trailer
— KCRazon (@punter_razon) November 3, 2018
Total screen-time of Amy Jackson in the #2Point0Trailer = 3 seconds. Compare that to the wide coverage and importance Aishwarya Rai got in Robot/Endhiran. She was shown significantly in both the promos as well as the film and had a pivotal role to play. pic.twitter.com/1XJwKaDRZY
— Himalay???? (@Oxynom) November 3, 2018