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Trailer for THE COMPANY MEN is impressive, even in the face of cliche

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 22nd, 2010

It looks like Ben Affleck may be in the middle of a renaissance if the past few weeks have been any sign.

Just days after the release of the first trailer for his next directorial effort, THE TOWN, we now have our first look at his upcoming acting turn in THE COMPANY MEN.  The film follows Affleck’s character who must learn more about himself when he loses his high paying job.

Check out the trailer, after the jump.

Personally, while I think the trailer completely loses itself in cliché and utter insanity right at the end, I really do have to say this is a really fantastic trailer.  The film looks gorgeously composed by cinematographer Roger Deakins, the cast (including Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner) actually look compelling, and director John Wells seems to have crafted a really fantastic film here.

Overall, hopes are super high for this film, but not without a bit of caution. The trailer’s final moments do really have me thinking that this film could dissolve from the very outset.  That said, I really dig this trailer.  What do you think?


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  • http://fleshlights.multiply.com/ Mauro Alleva

    I think that may have been my personal bias coming into play. Cobra has been one of my favorites for a long time and even though I recognize how important the original Rocky is to the whole series, I found the movie itself to be a tad slow and boring. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good movie mind you just a personal preference BTW, Stallone only got paid 30K to do Cop Land.

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