Monday, October 18, 2010

The Fighter gets a darker, better second trailer.

Now THIS looks more like an awards contender. The first trailer seemed to be a star-filled variation on the kind of films that MMA puts on on DVD through their Tapout franchise. Of course, it didn't help that the film highlighted Mark Wahlberg (an actor I find quite overrated) and his relationship with Amy Adams, basically forced to play 'the girl'. This second trailer, which premiered on last night's Mad Men finale, highlights the family trauma between Wahlberg, brother Christian Bale, and mother Melissa Leo. The trailer is an artier, moodier little piece of advertising, which makes the film appear a whole lot more interesting. Alas, it still loses big points for not giving fellow Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo star billing in the cast role-call. This is just another example, along with Paramolunt's True Grit and Fox's Love and Other Drugs, of studios cutting one trailer for the 'general moviegoers' and another one for the film snobs. Anyway, The Fighter will be released on December 10th.

Scott Mendelson

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