Trailer Talk: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close [January 2012]

I saw this trailer for the first time maybe about a week or two ago.  I meant to write about it earlier, but I’ve just been so busy.  Anyway, I must say that this definitely looks like a film with potential.  Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are solid actors, and whenever I see them casted in more “ordinary” roles, I find them to be quite believable.  Even the boy playing the role of their son seems to be a natural.  Apparently this is his first acting role, and he’s a former Jeopardy! winner.  There’s been so much junk out there in the film world that it’s nice to see a promising story once in a while.  Here’s to hoping that I didn’t jinx things, and that the movie is as good as the trailer appears.

The story, according to, is about a “nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.”

In my opinion the timing also seems to be just right for this movie.  It wasn’t released right after 9/11, like a lot of 9/11-centric movies were–and a lot of them I felt were just people trying to cash in on a tragedy; many of them seemed to be rushed jobs as well.  The trailer also seems to portray to me that the subject will be discussed respectfully and tastefully.

Am I going to go?  Absolutely.  Looking forward to January 20th, which is the release date I found for this film.

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