The first U.S. trailer for Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora came online today. Since this film was announced I have had a moderate level of excitement for the film and the trailer does nothing to make me more or less excited. I do enjoy Amenebar’s previous effort The Sea Inside and his adventure/thriller The Others was a better than average thriller, but this film just looks like something we have seen before.
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Rachel Weisz is a fantastic actress and I’m happy that she finally gets a lead role that seems worthy of her talents. However, everything else about the trailer says “generic Greek/Roman drama.” Even the story doesn’t feel very fresh. It looks like the best part of the film will be the costumes and art direction.
Agora is releasing this fall, but still has no release date.