MGM Studios has released the official trailer for George Clooney’s “The Boys In The Boat” starring Joel Edgerton & Callum Turner. The film will be released in theaters on December 25th, 2023.
Plot Synopsis: The non-fiction novel describes the University of Washington crew that represented the United States in the Men’s eight at the 1936 Summer Olympic games in Berlin, including the coaches, boatbuilder George Pocock, and the working class student athletes involved, especially rower Joe Rantz, who was effectively abandoned by his family and left to fend for himself at a young age.
What do you all think of the trailer? After a string of intriguing but ultimately disappointing directorial efforts, it’s become evident that George Clooney should stick to acting in front of the camera. The man hasn’t directed a decent film since “The Ides Of March” back in 2011 and since then has made “The Monuments Men,” “Suburbicon,” “The Midnight Sky,” “The Tender Bar” and now, “The Boys In The Boat.” He seems to be the kind of director who continually gets funding due to his name and because marketable actors want to work with him, but all of his films carry the mark of a filmmaker who wants to entertain and please rather than challenge the audience or himself. “The Boys In The Boat” looks like a million others based on a true story inspiring sports dramas we’ve seen before with no directorial vision or unique qualities. There’s even old man voice over narration looking back on the events of the past and going up against the Nazis. Will it work as an entertaining crowd-pleaser? Probably because that’s all it seems Clooney is aiming for nowadays, especially after the conventionally safe and uninspiring “Tender Bar.” Joel Edgerton will always be a welcome presence, and Callum Turner has shown promise in his brief filmography so far. Overall, this trailer looks to be one of many end-of-year Christmas releases that will sail by undetected. What do you all think? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.