Poster of the Week: The Debt … and the latest trailer

This upcoming thriller is one of my anticipated movies coming out in August. It stars one of my favorite seasoned actors, that is Dame Helen Mirren. So I’m thrilled that they feature her face in the poster instead of some of the younger cast.

As I’ve mentioned in my post above, The Debt is an action thriller set twenty years after the end of WWII. Three Mossad agents learn that a Nazi war criminal is still alive and set out to pursue him across Europe. A newer trailer has also been released since I posted this one last year  (wow clearly I’ve been waiting for this movie for quite a while!). I like the flashback storytelling style, though the tricky part is obviously finding the younger counterparts of the actors already chosen for the more mature ones, or the other way around depending who’s cast first. In this case, obviously Sam Worthington as the younger version of Ciarán Hinds’ character is the most jarring IMO, I mean they look nothing alike even when you see pics of Mr. Hinds twenty years ago! 😀 Ah well, it happens all the time in movies I suppose, and there are worse cases so I’m not gonna hold it against them too much here.

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The cast is very promising, obviously Mirren is the biggest draw for me, but I also like Tom Wilkinson and Hinds a lot. All of the three younger actors look good, too. Jessica Chastain is one of the new ‘it’ girl apparently, she’s starring in the Terrence Malick’s upcoming Tree of Life, as well as Coriolanus, another of of my anticipated movies that’ll hopefully come out this year. I’ve been sort of on and off about Worthington. I like the guy in Avatar and even in Terminator Salvation, but he was disappointing in Clash of the Titans with his one-note performance. But I haven’t given up on him yet. I read this interview yesterday with a title saying that he’s more than an action star, well I sure hope so. I think he’s got charisma, so I hope he’ll do well here.


What do you think of the poster and/or trailer, folks? Are you interested in seeing this movie?