The Movie Paradise Trailer Talk: Thank You for Your Service, Marshall, Stronger
With the amount of trailers that come out each week, it's nearly impossible for me to talk about every single trailer I want to highlight. The sheer volume of trailers make it hard to watch them all, let alone review and talk about them. I've been meaning to do something about it for awhile, but I've never known exactly what to do. But now I've finally come up with a good idea on how to handle this. So, in this new weekly series, "Trailer Talk", I will take three new trailers to highlight and talk about. Normally I wouldn't have gotten to these if I were writing about them individually, in their own articles. But here I can go into full detail on them, and discuss them as thoroughly as I want to. Now, I will always do individual articles for some of the big trailers, like for Marvel, DC or Star Wars movies. But some of the smaller film tend to get lost in the shuffle, and now I have a chance to change that. So tune into "Trailer Talk" every week to get full coverage on some of the smaller, lesser known films that you should be keeping your eyes out for!
Thank You for Your Service- Trailer 1
Thank You for Your Service sees American Sniper writer Jason Hall making his directorial debut, which at first made me nervous. But after seeing this trailer, I'm totally on board. I really liked American Sniper a lot. It was excellently made, with fantastic performances. And it looks like we're getting the same thing here. Miles Teller looks phenomenal in the leading role. He is such a great actor, and this may be an Academy Award-level performance for him. He had so many subtle and touching moments in this trailer that it leads me to believe he could turn in the best performance of his career. And it's hard for him to top Whiplash, believe me. My only hesitation is that this story of a veteran dealing with PTSD has been done many times before, and I don't want this to just become a generic movie. I really want this to stand out from all the other stories. What made American Sniper stand out was Clint Eastwood's direction, and the performances. I have no doubts Miles Teller will be great, but I'm not sold entirely on Hall yet. I'm hoping that he does something different and special with this movie. It could end up just being another run-of-the-mill veteran movie, or it could be something truly fantastic. I'm certainly hoping for the latter.
Marshall- Trailer 1
After he made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, I've been keeping my eye on Chadwick Boseman. I haven't seen 42 or Get on Up, but I've heard nothing but great things about his performances in those movies. And now, Marshall sees him playing Thurgood Marshall, an African-American attorney who shook up the legal system. There is so much this man accomplished in his lifetime, that a movie about him was inevitable, and absolutely necessary. Already I was interested, and now I'm even more intrigued after seeing this trailer. Boseman looks incredible! He has such grace in this trailer, that I think we could be talking about a possible Oscar nomination. We're still really far out, but it's certainly a possibility. This is such an important story, and one that couldn't be more relevant today. I have a lot of hope that this movie will deliver, and be a shining gem of the fall. It could end up being just okay, but with Boseman leading the movie, and the team surrounding him, I think this film will end up being one of the best of the year, and a serious Oscar contender.
Stronger- Trailer 1
When I first heard about Stronger, I didn't really see the point in another movie about the Boston Marathon Bombing, especially right after Patriots Day came out. That movie was so good, and handled it so perfectly, that I didn't know if there was really anything else to cover. But after seeing the trailer for this one, I definitely want to see it. Whereas Patriots Day tackled the actual events of the bombing, Stronger will cover the personal effect the attack had on one person, and I think that has so much potential, and is a story that needs to be told. Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors working right now, and he looks brilliant in this movie! I also love Tatiana Maslany. She's excellent in her show Orphan Black, and I've been waiting for her to blow up as a big-time Hollywood actress. And I really hope this role is her entry point into becoming a big name in the industry. I think Gyllenhaal and Maslany will play off of each other beautifully, and really drive this film. It's directed by David Gordon Green, who did Pineapple Express. This is a bit of a leap for him, but after seeing this trailer, I really think he'll stick the landing. I have a lot of faith that Stronger will turn out to be a really moving and profound film.
What do you think? Which of the three was your favorite trailer? Which was your least favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Written by: Nate
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