The Master trailer arrives
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master finally has a trailer, although it feels more like a teaser or rather it feels more like a clip from the film. Surprisingly for the content this teaser trailer seems very far from what we thought it might be.
The film is about a man who begins a religious organisation and picks a young drifter to become his right-hand man. However as time passes the man begins to become disillusioned with the organisation and begins to question both it and the man behind it.
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the man who begins the organisation and Joaquin Phoenix the drifter who he takes under his wing and looks as though may eventually destroy him, a rather classic tale which is set in the largely unexplored area of organised religion.
Here's the official blurb for The Master, which I've mostly covered.
Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.
So with that all set out the teaser trailer is far from what you might expect, and to be honest there are a few scenes in here which feel like they are filling shots to pad it out somewhat. I'm not taken by it at all and I think it will only really interest you if you are a fan of Joaquin Phoenix. Strangely I am, and it still didn't get me.
Here's the teaser trailer for The Master through TrailerAddict, see if it interests you on the strength of the trailer alone: