There’s nothing wrong with bio-pics that mix a good chunk of action with their drama. Doing so often makes for better entertainment, and the next two previews look quite promising.
Even though I don’t consider ‘The Town’ to be anything remarkable, I still believe that Ben Affleck has proven himself a very fine director thus far. ‘Argo’ looks to be another great film from an A-list actor who seems to be the butt of too many jokes. Based on a recently declassified CIA operation about the attempt to rescue diplomats held hostage during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the movie is sure to grab the attention of a large audience. The trailer does its magic well and makes the story quite gripping.
I’m a little conflicted with this trailer. The plot, which is based on the 2008 newspaper story by Paul Lieberman, sounds like a great deal of pulpy fun, and the cast looks awesome. I’m a fan of Sean Penn, and to see him play the real-life gangster Mickey Cohen is sure to please me to no end. Even the visual style and direction of Ruben ‘Zombieland’ Fleischer looks incredible. But what’s with the completely out of place hip-hop music? The same goes for Emma Stone. She doesn’t seem right for a period piece. And the preview makes Ryan Gosling’s performance seem amateurish and wooden. Some parts of this trailer I like, while others, I wonder who edited (or rather piecemealed) this together.
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