The Burning Plain trailer online
There's a trailer online for The Burning Plain, the new film from Guillermo Arriaga, the writer of Babel, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Filmstalker review) and 21 Grams. It stars a good line-up too, Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Joaquim de Almeida, to name a few.
The trailer gets over that feel of an ensemble drama, yet it doesn't feel cohesive enough for me to get overly excited about it. Really the draw so far are the names. See what you think.
The film follows three story lines, and looks to pull them together as these ensemble films tend to, not that I mean anything negative by that, not at all, I think these films can be superbly entertaining especially because they make the audience work.
Here's the blurb:
The past and the present have a curious way of effecting one another as several people seperated by time and space are about to discover -- Mariana, a 16-year-old girl trying to put together the shattered lives of her parents in a Mexican border town; Sylvia, a woman in Portland who must undertake an emotional odyssey to burnish a sin from her past; Gina and Nick, a couple who must deal with an intense and clandestine affair; and Maria, a young girl who helps her parents find redemption, forgiveness and love. The five will discover that their actions may mean the difference between life and death as well as their own journeys into seeking redemption...and whether or not they will ever find it.
Now, here's the trailer which you can see over at Yahoo Movies [Flash:480p:720p:1080p] through First Showing, and I've also got it right here for you to see, below which I've included the previous poor quality International trailer.
Well does The Burning Plain seem better to you? Is there something in that trailer that I'm just not getting?