Here's an instance where one's response to a trailer is actually a very reliable indicator to one's response to the actual film. The new trailer for Tom Hooper's 'The King's Speech', now online courtesy of Yahoo (watch it after the jump), pretty much captures the movie to a T. Yep, 'The King's Speech' is exactly the familiar, fundamentally unadventurous triumph-of-the-underdog period piece you see advertised here, with terrific performances from Colin Firth and (especially) Geoffrey Rush, and a lovely, somewhat off-kilter visual style. You can definitely watch the trailer and trust your instincts on this one.
In case the buzz hasn't yet driven you nuts, 'The King's Speech', which is about King George VI's quest to overcome his speech impediment and rise to the challenge of his post, was enthusiastically received at Telluride and Toronto, including standing ovations at the former festival and the coveted audience award at the latter. The Oscar buzz for the movie is off the charts, with Colin Firth now considered a mortal lock for a Best Actor nomination, and the movie itself a definite Best Picture frontrunner. We reviewed the movie here (one of the few early reviews that was lukewarm rather than rapturous), and collected the latest information about it here.
Let us know your thoughts on the trailer in the comments below. Due in theaters Thanksgiving Wednesday, the movie is looking like the fall's hottest ticket. Will it make your holiday viewing list?