With Alexandre Aja behind the camera, I knew the new Kiefer Sutherland horror flick “Mirrors” had to be better than what we previously saw in the very, very weak teaser trailer. The full trailer, and a red band one at that, definitely looks better, although I have to say, it re-uses too much of the “guy looks in mirror, looks away, and the mirror reflection is revealed to have a life of its own” gimmick; after a while, kids might start playing drinking games whenever this happens, since it seems to happen a heck of a lot in the 2-minute trailer; I can only imagine how many times Aja is going to rely on it in the actual movie. I hope I’m wrong.
In any case, red band trailer for “Mirrors” below. It’s bloody and cool, and looks like it even freaked out Jack Bauer. Just shoot it, Jack.
An ex-cop (Sutherland) and his family are the target of a evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Opens August 15.