Friday, October 11, 2013

Trailer Review: THE BROKENHEARTED by Amelia Kahaney

A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become. 

Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She wakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage...and her duty to uphold it.

The Dark Knight meets Cinder in this gripping and cinematic story of heartbreak and revenge.


This is an example of a book trailer done right. I had heard of THE BROKENHEARTED for a while, but I had never gotten around to clicking on the title to learn more. Based on the title, I thought it was simply another romance about a girl whose heart is broken.

I never expected it to be about a superhero with a bionic heart.

The trailer starts out with a bit of back story, which we don't often get in trailers. You almost think it's going to be another BUNHEADS. And then suddenly we get an abrupt change in music, an old elevator, and people wearing freaky masks that I haven't seen since The Dark Knight. And, to up the ante, the music has taken an abrupt change and suddenly it's got you sitting up, wondering what on Earth has possibly gone wrong for the ballerina and her somewhat-cute boy.

The gyrating on the table seems a bit odd. However, I'm sure that I would be doing the same thing had I just been given a heart made of gears. And the boy suddenly goes from awesome fighter to on his knees, leading you to wonder what just happened.

*Cue freaky chest stitches and table full of bloody tools*

The voice over is done extremely well. The girl's voice is easy to listen to, with just the right amount of inflection to keep my ears perked.

*Cue Batman-esque gazing out at city clip followed by chasing of bad guys*

(Side note: Am I the only on who thinks the crates the guy knocked over look like gigantic Legos?)

Lastly, the sound effects are just awesome. They sound like a rapidly ticking heart, which just ties it all together with a big purple bow.

Final rating: Five out of five stars.

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