I don’t think much of Ben Affleck as an actor. As a Director however, he is one of my favorites despite being only 2 films old. His 3rd film is an amazing True Story (so they say) produced by George Clooney, ARGO. Downside: He’s acting in this as well.
The Trailer for ARGO is crafted very well as it makes a movie that might otherwise seem boring and stupid, very exciting and incredibly interesting.
The premise of the story is: the US Embassy in Iran back in the 1970’s (I assume ‘cuz of the long sideburns Bryan Cranston is sporting) was seized by Terrorists, causing 6 US citizens to flee in fear of death. Due to the political instability, the US couldn’t send in troops to rescue them.
Enter Ben Affleck’s character who comes up with a plan of going into rescue them, under the guise of being a Canadian Film crew who are in Iran to shoot a science fiction film called “Argo”.
The Trailer builds up perfectly, as they premise is clearly identified, there’s OCEAN’S ELEVEN type of yuppie cool music playing in the background as Affleck and crew go about Hollywood to find people willing to support them in their con to save lives.
The cast is funny and boasts of great veterans like John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston supporting Affleck. The mix of charming wit and intensely electric dramatic scenes makes the Trailer for ARGO awesome, and a movie worth waiting for.
ARGO is on my ‘must watch’ movies list of this year, and I will be waiting for baited breath for its release on October 12th, 2012.
What do you think of Ben Affleck as a Director?? Let me know in comments below.
- Oscar Buzz Increases As Ben Affleck, George Clooney Celebrate ‘Argo’s’ Hollywood Premiere (m.deadline.com)
- John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Ben Affleck make a fake film as part of a covert mission to save six Americans trapped in Iran in “Argo.” – (Warner Bros. Pictures) (philstar.com)