May.9 2012

Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Trailer Tells a Thrilling True Hostage Story

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Back in 1979, the governments of the United States and Canada joined forces to rescue six U.S. foreign service members who had escaped a hostage takeover at the U.S. Embassy in Iran. The idea was to assist their escape by giving them fake identities as members of a film crew for a fake film called Argo. Capturing this story has been made into a real film and the trailer is ready for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s the trailer for Argo.

The film dives into an incredible true story that I doubt many people knew about before watching the trailer. The story of the Canadian Caper is not only daring, but it’s also intelligent. Ben Affleck is a great director fit to tell this story. I’ll admit I was a bit thrown off by the party music used about halfway through the trailer while Affleck gathers the crew members for the fake film. It gave the trailer too much of a Ocean’s Eleven feel for me, and the event itself is a bit too chilling for such music. But overall, the movie looks very good.

I personally love Ben Affleck as a director, more so than an actor. He has made some great films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town which Matthew called a ‘must see’ in his review. To see a promising director like Ben continue to make captivating movies like this gets me excited. He stars in the film with other talents such as Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler and Taylor Schilling.

Argo is scheduled to be released on October 12th.

Are You Excited To See Argo?

 

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