If there’s one thing I hate about Hollywood nowadays, it’s the overblown way most big studios choose to advertise films with decent budgets and solid casts, most often than not revealing way too much about the plot, storyline, tone and direction of said movies.
Take “The Counselor.” Directed by three-time Oscar nominated Ridley Scott, written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (who’s at his first ever original script) and starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.
That right there was probably enough to build plenty of hype. I for one would have jumped at the opportunity to see this in a theater without even knowing what it is about. But sure, not everyone is as touched as I am by seeing star-studded casts like this in action.
Ergo I get why “The Counselor” needed a teaser. And a second one. And for the sake of discussion, let’s say a longer trailer was also kinda, sorta necessary. But yet another, even longer one? No way that was called for.
Especially when it reveals so much about the action. So much in fact that I’m not even sure I want to watch it anymore. In theaters or on DVD. That’s how much I feel I know “The Counselor” now. Not to mention, and I don’t know how to put this gently, it’s starting to look a little boring.
Okay, you’ve been warned, now check out the 150-second long trailer at your own risk.