Argo – Movie Trailer 2012


Apparently in the earlier part of the last decade there was some anti-Ben-Affleck sentiment. He made some ill advised movie role choices and the market was suppossedly over-saturated with Ben Affleck starring movie vehicles. Audiences, theoretically,  rebelled against Ben Affleck’s projects and they began to tune him out.

Or so the story goes.

Granted, I’m not the biggest Gigli or Jersey Girl fan, but forgive me if I don’t feel any kind of resentment toward Ben Affleck. He was just playing the hand he was dealt. Sure he could have been more selective. But there are worst things in the world to be working too much. Personally, I’ve always found his performances affable and never had any problems with his character work. Except… perhaps… for his penchant to choose characters which tend to cry.

In any event, Ben Affleck has decided to make a pivot movie in his career. He has leaned towards taking supporting roles in quality projects and he has also started directing his own passion projects. His first two films were the award season favorites Gone Baby Gone and The Town. His latest directorial effort is the film Argo, which is based on a real-life hostage rescue  drama which used the cover of a fictional movie crew to smuggle U.S citizens out of Iran. The trailer looks intriguing and drama-filled, with a cast full of excellent character actors.  It also seems to have Award season consideration written all over it.  So whatever the case for the career pivot for Ben Affleck, it seems to be working out really well. For both him and audiences.



Argo stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Michael Parks and Taylor Schilling. Argo is written by Chris Terrio and Joshuah Bearman. The film is directed by Ben Affleck. Argo is scheduled for release October 12, 2012.


Official Synopsis:

Based on true events, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

Official Trailer:



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