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1911 Revolution (Trailer)

September 21, 2011

The Official Trailer for Jackie Chan and Zhang Li’s new film “1911 Revolution“, has been released and will be shown in select theaters October 7th.  The cinematography looks great and the editing looks well done too!

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen) is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power.

With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the “New Army”) to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries… and selling China’s future in the process.

Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword, leading an increasingly desperate series of violent rebellions against the powerful Qing Dynasty and the New Army- several with tragic consequences.

From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, with no expense spared in production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy, 1911 is a true epic in every sense of the word.. -via 1911movie.com/

Something that caught my eye throughout the trailer was where the text is used to reveal what the story’s about.  Behind the text you will see a flag blowing in the background.  It caught my eye because I’ve seen this same look in a video a few days ago.  After watching this trailer it made me realize that the flag waving behind the text appears to be from a Motion template.  Checkout the image below where you can make the comparison.

What do you think?  Did 1911 Revolution use a Motion template in their trailer?  I’m guilty of using templates before but if you’re editing somewhat of a mainstream film (with Jackie Chan’s name attached to it), shouldn’t you stay away from using a basic template in a movies Official Trailer?

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