Uh, And Where Did This Movie Come From?

Soooo you’re telling me there’s a movie directed by Ridley Scott, written by Cormac McCarthy, starring Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz, and I’m just hearing about it now? I’m really out of the loop these days.

The Counsellor has just debuted its first trailer above, which is 45 seconds of bad people doing bad things, but I’m not quite sure who they are or what they’re actually doing. It can be hard to convey that in 45 seconds, I suppose. Anyway, the cast and crew alone is enough to get me excited.

I will say it’s not the best idea for Ridley Scott to be advertised as the director of Gladiator and Prometheus, but the man has been on something of a losing streak for the last decade, so I’m not sure what else they’d pull for him? Robin Hood? Kingdom of Heaven? American Gangster? Prometheus it is, I guess.

And it’s also weird that there isn’t an announcer for the entire trailer, except for when he says the title of the movie unexpectedly.

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  1. Still disappointed with this cast. Cruz and Diaz were originally Portman and Jolie. That is such a major step down. Jeremy Renner was once attached to it as well.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven (the director’s cut). For the theatrical release, the studio cut over 45 minutes of the story, including at least one major story arc! It’s almost an entirely different movie. Certainly better than the other “losers” you mentioned.

    But it is no Gladiator.

    Orlando isn’t very good in it, but he really doesn’t have that many lines so it sort of works out ok.

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