In the honor of the lately deceased brother, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott seems to have gone beyond himself. Each person must have his own idea of a work of genius. The new film by Ridley Scott, “Counselor”, due out at 15th of November, will most likely respond even the most demanding images of the work of cinematic art. The author of “No Country for Old Men”, Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay for the “Counselor” and this fact by itself alone suggests that the film will surely be worth special attention.
In the best stealth Hollywood traditions, the plot details of the thriller have not yet been disclosed to the public. Counselor Trailer reveals only the key moments of the story line and does it pretty niggardly.
So, there is a quite mundane story about a talented lawyer, who, being familiar with the law shortcuts, exceeds his authority in the chase for something extra and gets caught up in a very suspicious and, of course, criminal schemes, related to the traffic of an implausible amount of drugs. Naturally, the “Counselor” has a story of a gentle and unobtrusive, yet very unhappy love, the illusion of a happy life, which is not destined to ever come true, an odd and unfaithful friendship and, of course, dashed hopes and dreams. Of course, there are some sinister and insidious villains, the power and bloodlust of which has no description, and terrible secrets, the disclosure of which threatens with some dire consequences. The Counselor Trailer would have failed to amaze, if it would be for Ridley Scott and his impeccable status of a great director, for Cormac McCarthy and his reputation as a talented writer, and, evidently, for the actors who has been chosen for the leading roles. It is not yet known who managed the casting, but it is either an unrecognized genius, or someone who sold his soul to the devil. The hapless counselor, who has been mercilessly betrayed by his fate, is performed by the matchlessly handsome in his dispassionate manner Michael Fassbender, his naïve sweetheart is tremendous Penelope Cruz. Other characters are not yet completely identified because of the mysterious trailer Counselor Trailer, but the reputation of the actors speaks for itself. On the secondary roles wicked Ridley Scott has chosen none other than Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz.
Once again Ridley Scott is doing the impossible. Even before the premiere of the “Counselor” critics believe that the film will be one of his best works. All we can do now is wait patiently till the 15th of November to reassure of his genius.