In Response to Criticism, Spike Lee Release New & More Serious Trailer for ‘Chi-Raq’ + Addresses Misunderstanding
In Response to Criticism, Spike Lee Release New & More Serious Trailer for 'Chi-Raq' + Addresses Misunderstanding
The much anticipated first trailer for Spike Lee
” released earlier this week did what it was supposed to do – it got people talking. And man did they talk! In fact, they can’t and probably won’t stop talking about it until the film is out.
However, it appears that, perhaps public reaction to that first trailer was not quite what Spike was especially looking for. The trailer’s very broad approach and in your face attitude had many criticizing it, arguing that it makes the film come off as if it’s some insensitive, tasteless comedy about the very serious problem of urban violence scarring not only Chicago, but many other cities across the country.
And so, in response, Spike himself has recorded a video specifically to take on those complaints, and also recut and released a new trailer that is definitely more serious in tone.
Watch it below, starting with Spike addressing the issues regarding the original trailer and how he feels it has been misinterpreted.