First Glance: “Asteroid City”

Wes Anderson is….an acquired taste. And it’s a taste that I have fully acquired. His movies have their very own style and his humor resembles no other. His upcoming movie “Asteroid City” looks, feels, and sounds like a Wes Anderson movie. From color palette, to wacky setting, to an A-list cast of Anderson regulars. There’s also some compelling new faces that should be a lot of fun. Yesterday Focus Features dropped the official movie poster. Today they shared the first trailer and it’s pretty incredible. Wes Anderson fans rejoice.

“Asteroid City” takes place in a tiny American desert town during the 1950s as parents and students from across the country gather for a Junior Stargazer convention. It starts as a well-meaning event to promote scholarly competition and to commemorate a particularly funny past event. But it turns to chaos after something resembling an alien encounter ends up with the town being quarantined. A veritable who’s who of talent pop up in the trailer including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Maya Hawke, and Jason Schwartzman. The film also features Margot Robbie, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Hong Chau, and Adrien Brody among others. I’ll be there on opening day.

“Asteroid City” lands in theaters on June 16th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

11 thoughts on “First Glance: “Asteroid City”

  1. Yeah, I’m seeing it. I didn’t get the chance to see his last film on the big screen though I thought it was a good film though it was kind of weak in comparison to his other films. Still, he puts my ass in the seat!!!!!

    • I agree with you. I actually struggled with parts of The French Dispatch. Certain segments just didn’t resonate with me as I had hoped they would. This one looks absolutely hilarious.

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