The trailer for David Cronenberg's A History of Violence has very little fat on it. It does a great job of creating the initial impression of normality and then jerks the viewer back into a sense of suspense and confusion.
This is the kind of movie Viggo Mortensen should be making. He was, of course excellent in the Lord of the Rings trilogy but, more importantly, was the least un-intentionally funny part of A Perfect Murder. He should definitely stay away from any more would-be epics like Hidalgo.