Trailer Grades: 'Next Three Days,' 'Fair Game,' 'Black Swan'
Posted Aug 22, 2010 12:56 AM
Lowdown: The Valerie Plame story is given the big screen treatment with big name talent and the director of 'The Bourne Identity,' Doug Liman.
GRADE: B. Jam packed with every political thriller trailer cliché in the book, including the drums in the beginning crescendoing to jaunty violins towards the end to heighten tension. Gruff voiced narrator coyly doesn't name anyone and let's the audience figure out that this is a story msnbc viewers have been following for years. Casting Sean Penn as Ambassador Joe Wilson appears scientifically designed to make a conservative's head explode if they somehow end up in the theater.