From the moment 2016 began, director Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special was already one of our most anticipated films of the year. After receiving some pretty incredible critical acclaim following its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last week as well, with many calling it a successful ode to the works of John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg, our anticipation for the film has cranked up to about eleven at this point. Is it March 18th yet?
Warner Bros. has released a new, cryptic trailer for the mysterious film today as well, and considering how much we loved the first one, trust us when we say that Midnight Special just keeps looking better and better.
Check out the new trailer below:
I haven’t even seen the film yet, but man oh man, I hope Midnight Special does very well at the box office next month. Opening about a week before WB’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and without any A-list movie stars on its poster (Adam Driver and Michael Shannon have been slowly climbing over the past few years, but aren’t quite there yet), here’s to hoping the critical buzz that Midnight Special has going for it, manages to send moviegoers to the theatres next month.
Because, to put it simply, this looks amazing. After breaking out into the film world with stunners like Take Shelter and Mud, this film represents Nichols’ first real forray into the special-effects, bigger budget world of filmmaking, but it doesn’t look like he’s sacrificed any of his established skill or craft for it along the way. The music, acting, writing, and story all seem to be coming together beautifully for the film, and what might have been passed off as simply brilliant trailer editing, is beginning to look like a whole lot more at this point.
Midnight Special is set to hit theatres on March 18th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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