Exciting Trailer Time: ‘Black Mass’!

The new Johnny Depp movie, Black Mass, released its first trailer yesterday and the film sounds like it’ll be amazing. Wait, Johnny Depp isn’t really a trusted definition for good movie, thanks Pirates of the Caribbean 32. Let me name some other of the film’s contributors that may have a better appeal. The movie also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as brother to Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger character, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, Dakota Johnson (wait, she was in Fifty Shades of Grey, strike that), Joel Edgerton, and Adam Scott (who will always and forever be Ben Wyatt in my heart.)

The plot is based on the true story of Irish gangster and brother of a state senator, Whitey Bulger, who is known as the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. The movie follows his collaboration as a FBI informant to take down Boston’s Italian Mafia family invading his turf. The deal between the unlikely reunion of two childhood friends, one leading the FBI in Boston and the other the head of the Irish Mob, lead to murders, drug dealing, racketeering, and Bulger making the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. I mean, who doesn’t love an action-drama based on a true story?! Ugh, Catch Me If You Can, you hold a special, wonderful place in my heart… probably near Adam Scott and Ben Wyatt being the same person.

Now, the trailer itself was really doesn’t bring me to feeling I need to see this movie immediately. It wasn’t until I read up on the story that I decided I’d drop the ~$10 movie theatre price to go see this when it comes out. The trailer seems to try to make jokes happen BECAUSE ALL TRAILERS NEED JOKES!! It feels a bit like the editor pieced together jokes that just fall flat, “What’s he done?” dramatic pause for hilarity “everything.” …Okay, I guess. There’s also some slow clapping that I think they anticipated to be much funnier than I found it to be. Whatever, I’m just expecting the editors and producers to pull their s**t together and have Catch Me If You Can true-story movie status by the second trailer. Work on it.

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