The new trailer for the Todd Haynes corporate drama “Dark Waters” gives us a good idea of the company it wants to keep. It clearly shoots to be in the vein of the fabulous “Spotlight” and the lesser “The Post”. But something feels off. Perhaps it’s the ominous horror movie score pulsating in the background. Maybe it’s the well-worn ‘noble blue-collar vs. nefarious white-collar’ storyline. I can’t put my finger on it.
Mark Ruffalo plays a corporate defense attorney who has his eyes opened to the shady and life-threatening negligence of DuPont chemicals. This one-time company loyalist turns against his employers to defend a small town which puts his career and potentially his life in danger. The trailer revs up the tension throughout which makes it feel slightly more romanticized than it needs to be. But that could just be the trailer.
“Dark Waters” is set to hit theaters November 22nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
I saw Collateral again the other day. Great movie, And yep, Mark Ruffalo is in that. He’d make a great Columbo. This has a solid premise.
HA! Great call! Ruffalo as Columbo? I’d buy that.
Yeah he’d be up for it too, but there’s no script or anything.
Get to writing! 😁
“One more thing!”
Some good actors in this, reminds me of Erin Brockovitch ( bet I’ve spelt that wrong! 🙄) without the glam.
Good cast. Hopefully it’s like Spotlight. I really loved that film.
One I missed.
For me Spotlight is the best film of the last several years, so completely agree on that. This one, maybe, I’ll wait for a few reviews. A Civil Action popped into my head while watching the trailer, although this is probably nothing like that one.
So true. Spotlight was my #1 film that year.
That was such a bad trailer. It looks like a Netflix original film that Netflix was embarrassed of and Netflix doesn’t even feel shame so that’s how bad it is.
HaHa. I didn’t think it was quite that terrible, but definitely leaves some questions.
It does look like a typical whistleblower drama with a lot of the usual looks that is expected but I’m not going to let the trailer sway me in. Mainly because it’s a film by Todd Haynes whose films I love a lot. Plus, he might do something different and with people like Mark Ruffalo and Queen Anne, who knows? Maybe it will be good.
I’m a little more mixed on Haynes but I’m definitely willing to give this one a chance. And you’re right, that cast is pretty strong.
I saw the trailer and was interested. Mark Ruffalo never disappoints. Ahhh, fall season and great movies ahead!
Yes. My fall season starts this weekend. I’m soooooo excited for Ad Astra!!!
Looking forward to your review.
Caught the trailer to this earlier and thought that it looks interesting. I particularly like Zodiac that Mark Ruffalo was in.
Ooooh yes! Love Zodiac! I’ve been wanting to give it a rewatch.
Great cast! Looks surprisingly conventional for a Todd Haynes film. I wonder where the artistic flourish is here? Unless, he’s taken a studio film gig to finance a more “indie” production next time. Looks like an interesting story though.
It does look a little conventional. Hopefully the story is engaging. It has potential.
Ruffalo seems very excited for this film so I’ll definitely give it a watch. I loved Spotlight and The Post was fine, I enjoy movies like this.
I too tend to get into these kinds of films. I’m certainly up for giving it a whirl. Hopefully it isn’t as conventional as the trailer makes it look.
Didn’t care much for the trailer, but Mark Ruffalo’s in it, so I’m in. 😂
LOL. I’m giving it a shot too.
Could be good. Looking forward to giving it a shot.
I’m not big on trailers, I had a peek. I can see what you mean about the odd score here. I’ll probably see this though just for Ruffalo, as long as it comes out here!