About – Black Mass, a true story of Whitey Bulger played by Johnny Depp, the infamous criminal from Boston (United States 1975). Going through the crimes and murders that he took part in.
The whole trailer was overlapped by this monologue that Johnny Depp was giving, the first clip was the start of the monologue sat around this table making sure the person he was speaking too knew who was in control. With this monologue still playing there is cuts from other parts of the film, showing Johnny Depp doing what he does best but also the different actor’s and actress’s involved in the film.
The trailer doesn’t having a storyline at all, doesn’t show what the film is going to be about or who is the characters involved and there roles, except from Johnny Depp playing Whitey Bulger, the trailer just sets the tone of the film of crime drama. This is a very risky way of putting out a film, because we are so used to seeing action and crime involved in the trailer making us want to go see what all the commotion is about but in Black Mass you don’t see any of that you just see and hear Johnny Depp talking and cuts of other characters in the film. Arguing with my own point it is also a very good way of putting out a film, due to the fact it doesn’t give you anything to go off making you want to go see how well Johnny Depp plays this role but also what types of cliffhangers and crimes he pulls off.
What I was thinking throughout the 2 minutes was this is going to be Johnny Depp’s come back from been Mr crazy man characters where this is showing he can still act a character with a personality. The last character he played that had a human personality so to say was John Dillinger from the film Public Enemies which is a crime drama. Maybe this is Johnny Depp’s come back or maybe he just likes to get away from the strange characters and once in a while be a normal actor playing criminal characters.
The cast in this film is amazing! You can’t say this film is just about Johnny Depp and they have just paid him to be in the film to make it more appealing to the audience. There is a full list of actors and actresses involved in this film from himself Johnny Depp there is, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, Kevin Bacon and many more big names.
I would like to finish off by saying, I can not wait for this to come out. Awesome trailer, straight forward, monologue masterpiece, crazy casting. There isn’t anything else you could ask for from this trailer. They’re keeping every little secret behind closed doors till the film is out. It’s going to be up there with one of the must see films in 2015.
Release Date (UK) – 27th November 2015.