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Watch the Trailer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Is it just me? Does it seem like there's dissonance between the book and the trailer below? No, it's not just me. From the A.V. Club: "The trailer -- how to put this delicately -- makes it look like a higher-budget version of one of those Christian-marketed films, all pomp and circumstance and serious as a heart attack. Which seems faintly ridiculous, given the multiple shots of the hoary over-the-top football halftime show that supposedly constitutes the story’s centerpiece."
By Tim Rogers |
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Is it just me? Does it seem like there’s dissonance between the book and the trailer below? No, it’s not just me. From the A.V. Club: “The trailer — how to put this delicately — makes it look like a higher-budget version of one of those Christian-marketed films, all pomp and circumstance and serious as a heart attack. Which seems faintly ridiculous, given the multiple shots of the hoary over-the-top football halftime show that supposedly constitutes the story’s centerpiece.”

From Alex over on FrontRow:

The trailer feels overly sentimental, missing the satire that makes Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk such a great book. (Try not to roll your eyes at the choir version of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”) The novel certainly has its emotional gut-punches, but it also has a sense of humor. This is, however, just a two-minute preview that tells us very little about the movie — Ang Lee certainly has a decent track record, and he’s working with some wonderful source material. We’re going to continue to qualify our expectations as cautiously optimistic.

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