Expectations mount for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest drama about damaged people in a kinda, sorta history of Scientology, while Zack Snyder tackles the ‘Man of Steel’ for a second reboot.
I’m really excited for Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as a WWII veteran turned drifter, not only because the film in which he stars has Paul Thomas Anderson at the helm, but also for its highly intriguing plot. Set in 1950s upper-class society, much of the story features an uncanny resemblance to the life of L. Ron Hubbard and the formation of his religious organization, Scientology. I love the simplicity yet utterly captivating structure of this trailer, which expresses a great deal while saying very little. It’s very nicely done.
‘Man of Steel’
I like the Superman mythos, so of course I’ll give Zack Snyder’s new attempt to make the Son of Krypton relevant again a watch, especially after Bryan Singer’s mediocre but ultimately failed attempt. Unfortunately, I don’t have the utmost confidence in Snyder to successfully pull this off, particularly since Henry Cavill doesn’t exactly fit with the image of the comic-book legend. Still, I’m willing to give it a chance. Sadly, this teaser trailer leaves me cold. It feels a bit too emo for my tastes. It’s very somber and pretty melodramatic.
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