A new full length trailer for Birdman, starring Michael Keaton was released today. The trailer goes much deeper than the first teaser that was unveiled last month, and show us that the movie isn’t going to be all quirky laughs, but will take us down the rabbit hole of one man’s psychosis as he tries to hold on to the one thing that, had once made him famous. Check it out.
Birdman is directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, and also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. and hits theaters on October 17th of this year.
“BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.”
It is a very surreal experience to see Michael Keaton don the costume of another superhero. For me, he will always be one of the best incarnations of Batman, to ever grace the big screen.
It’s also nice to see Keaton take on a role that could possibly earn him some Academy Award nods. In today’s world of reboots and multiple-unnecessary sequels, Michael Keaton is attempting to carve out a niche for himself. Sadly, his role as a washed-up actor kind of fits his real world experience.
Don’t get me wrong, I fully realize that Michael Keaton has been making a slow and relatively quite comeback, with movies like RoboCop and Need for Speed, but it’s nice to actually see him take on the starring role of a movie that revolves around his character.
One thing I am starting to learn, especially with Keaton’s slow rise from the ashes of Hollywood obscurity, is that most stars’ careers are actually cyclical…which means that Mel Gibson should be due for a comeback soon. Lawd Jesus help us all.
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