New The Iron Lady trailer
A new trailer has arrived for The Iron Lady, the film about the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, her rise to power and her time through some of the highs and lows of Britain and its politics.
While there has been some negative commentary about the film portraying the woman in a certain light and glossing over some of the more serious aspects of her time in power, I have to say that this latest trailer does her and the idea of a film about her, great justice.
This trailer is a powerful one that really makes you see there's a dramatic and a personal story to her story, and there should be because we can remember periods such as The Falklands War, the Poll Tax, and equally as dramatic the back stabbing, power hungry nature of politicians.
For lest we forget, politicians key aim is to be in power and to be as close to, if not at the seat, of power of their party. It is not to be doing good for your country or doing the right thing, it's about getting there and staying there, and with that in every politician's mind you can imagine how eager they all are for the leader to fail or to usurp them.
That's just one facet of her story in power as well, there's a lot more, and this new trailer brings out many of them, from the female prejudice to the treatment of Britain as an inferior country. I am starting to think this could work on all levels and cover all the criticism that the film has faced.
Here's the blurb that comes with this trailer for The Iron Lady:
The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. All content copyright The Weinstein Company.
As a reminder The Iron Lady is directed by Phyllida Lloyd written by Abi Morgan and stars Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in a very closely mimicked portrayal, Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, Richard E. Grant as Michael Heseltine, Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe and Michael Pennington as Michael Foot.
Now here is that new trailer through First Showing:
Looks rather stirring doesn't it?