Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Opening March 7, 2014

What could be better than a new Wes Anderson movie? I’m still thinking about how good “Moonrise Kingdom” was, and “The Darjeeling Limited” was my favorite film of 2007. His latest film looks like an excellent combination of the two, capturing the spirit and energy of his camp-set feature and the more colorful setting of the other. The trailer is at once apparent as something belonging to Anderson, and it’s great to see a new actor he hasn’t worked with before in the lead. Ralph Fiennes is a talented dramatic actor who has done some great work in the past few years, but he’s actually quite funny too (“In Bruges” is a great example). I love the moment in the trailer where he runs away after learning that his elderly guest has died and he is the prime suspect, and it looks like he’s going to be just as good with the physical comedy as with the ridiculous lines. The parade of actors shown at the end of the trailer is always enticing, and seeing a very diverse list, including Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, and returning Anderson actors Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, and Edward Norton makes it a real shame that this film isn’t slated for release until March of next year. Some people don’t love Anderson’s style, and I understand that, but for those that do, it seems all but guaranteed that this one will prove impossible to resist.

No comments: