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13th Jun 2018

#TRAILERCHEST: The White House has made an actual movie trailer about world peace for Kim Jong-un

Rory Cashin

Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke. This is now our reality.

Welcome to #TrailerChest, where we’re taking a sneak peek at the brand new trailer for Two Leaders, One Destiny.

Plot’s it all about?

Yes, you read that correctly. During Trump’s summit with the Kim Jong-un, he apparently whiped out his iPad and showed the North Korean leader the following trailer.

Featuring a deep voiced narration, snazzy editing and taglines galore, Trump seems to be presenting the idea of peace between nations as some kind of movie, later telling reporters (via Gizmodo) that “We had it made up. I showed it to him today, actually during the meeting, toward the end of the meeting and I think he loved it. I showed it because I really want him to do something.”

The summit itself was reportedly a bit of bust, unless you were Jong-un himself, as Slate breaks down here:

“Kim went home from Singapore with a bevy of prizes: the legitimisation of his regime as a world power worthy of peer treatment by an American president (who, afterwards, suggested a possible future White House meeting); a suspension of military exercises on his border (which had been a tangible sign of the U.S.–South Korean military alliance, which Pyongyang has long wanted to disrupt); and the easing of once-firm demands on the pace and verification of disarmament.

“Trump went home with a promise by Kim to recover dead soldiers’ remains, suspend operations at a missile-engine test site, and dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons sometime in the future.

“Game and set to Kim.”

So if Trump wants to treat politics, diplomacy and world peace like a movie, then we’ll meet him half-way, and review the trailer fairly:

It’s terrible.

The production values are in the toilet, at 4 minutes it is WAY too long, it gives away the plot of the WHOLE movie, and it is already setting up a sequel before this one even comes out? At least see if the audience will enjoy this one before planning the next one? It is just presumptuous and in bad taste otherwise.

That being said, there’s always room for twist ending…

Starring: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, the 7 billion people of Planet Earth

Directed by: ‘Destiny Pictures’ (which actually exists, by the way)

Irish release date: TBC

Enjoy! (or, more accurately, Enjoy?)

Clip via Slate

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