Originally Posted by AJ
The level of cynicism for a 10 second clip is pretty staggering. Personally, I think it looks interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing the final film.
You're right. It will probably be a treacly sweet story about investment bankers on their way to work from their chauffeured cars in lower Manhattan. The umbrellas of the two bankers, one in commodities and the other in collateralized real estate futures, meet in a crowded street of fellow bankers who are being temporarily kept out of their downtown highrise by a bomb scare. Soon they are let in the building, their owners anxious to start their daily task of disposing of the middle class, and are tossed into an umbrella bucket at the door in the usual orgy of nylon, aluminum and tepid rainwater.
They don't know how much more of this they can take until one day, the rain inexplicably stops, and their owners forget about them and leave them to their own devices in the building's entryway overnight. But their romance is cut short when, during a daring musical number where they have taken flight upon the gusts of air conditioning, they set off the building's motion alarms and are immediately shot by security guards. As they lay heaped upon the Italian marble floor, their rip-stop nylon defenseless against the full metal casings of over-eager rent-a-cops, they know
they will never again protect their masters from the blight of rainwater dripping upon their $150 gelled haircuts.