The Grand Tour Finally Releases First Trailer: Video
It’s like the boys never left, except they did. For a long time, actually.by Kirby, on
After months and months of waiting, The Grand Tour’s promotional machinery has finally hit top gear - pun unabashedly intended - with the release of the upcoming series’ very first trailer. Yes, we finally get to see Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May in their new surroundings, wherever that is, and on behalf of all those who used to make their old show must-see TV viewing, I gotta say, it’s good to see the boys back in action.
The show is on schedule to make its premiere on November 18, but before that day arrives, we get to see a 90-second trailer of what we can expect when Clarkson, Hammond, and May are handed $200 million by Amazon to create their own motoring show.
Without diving too much into play-by-play mode, the trailer is everything we expected it would be, and then some. There are sports cars, supercars, and hypercars. Lots of them in fact. There’s also a jet ski, some custom dune buggies, a speed boat, a helicopter, a tank, and a camel, because, well, we can’t forget about the camel.
More importantly than any of those, there’s Clarkson, Hammond, and May, all back in the wild, going from one adventure to another in the zaniest ways imaginable. Those who have followed the popular trio back from their days in Top Gear should definitely watch this trailer. Those who have no idea who these three middle-aged Englishmen are should also give it a go, if only for the fact that their fans have waited too long to see them back to their old ways.
Kind of makes me miss Top Gear, or, you know, not really.
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Big difference from the “new” Top Gear
Those who struggled watching the “new” Top Gear will probably need a few minutes to digest the first trailer of The Grand Tour. I had to do this myself because the difference between the two is jarring. On the one hand, you had Top Gear, a show that promised new faces, new place, and the whole nine yards. It was promising at first but it quickly fizzled out once people started to realize that the show still carried a lot of the same formulas that defined its predecessor.
Compare to that The Grand Tour wherein a quick watch of the trailer and you realisze that the magic that Top Gear supposedly lost in the wake of Clarkson, Hammond, and May’s departure wasn’t lost after all. They just took all of it with them. There’s a lot of action packed into this 90-second trailer, but more importantly, it also shows a lot of the hilarious banter that the three hosts routinely had at Top Gear. It’s a far cry from what Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc had with their version of Top Gear and it really all boils down to one thing: chemistry.
Clarkson, Hammond, and May still have it, and by God, we’re almost a month away from welcoming the trio back into our lives. The next month can’t come soon enough.