In 1970’s Punk Rock delivered anarchy in UK , in 2016 been punk won’t end well as we watch first UK trailer for highly anticipated Green Room.From Star Trek and the X-Men cinematic universe Patrick Stewart delivers a sadistically twisted performance as the proprietor of a rundown punk bar venue, but it’s no ordinary venue…
We loved Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin a one man’s downward spiral for revenge, for his follow up film he heads back to his horror routes with a intriguing dark backwoods thriller. You’ll see a side of Jean-Luc Piccard or Charles Xavier you think you’ll never thought you’ll never ever see.
In the Green Room we meet a down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights agree to a last-minute gig in a backwards Oregon roadhouse. The gig soon takes a sinister turn as the band members stumble upon a grisly murder scene and find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, determined to eliminate all witnesses.
As well as growing up listening to everything from David Bowie to British Post punk my late teens, twenties I listened to Punk and hardcore, even was a hardcore gig promoter at one point. When your a unsigned band you’ll virtually do everything to get the name out, be it play gigs for no money, beer and food even play venue like in Green Room. Punks and skins have had a rocky relationship but those who know the music and the scene that goes with the territory they are united as one. This trailer really picks up on the tension that’s filling up the air between the two and in the words of the proprietor “to be clear … it won’t end well.”. This to me is taking Stewart’s character to another level, a level that some might call the British actor’s finest hour in a long long time. It’s amazing when you introduce dark humour and blend it with brutal violence it always brings the best out on the unexpected actors, Tarantino is a director good at this, now add add Jeremy Saulnier.
This is looks a brilliantly well crafted film and perfect tease for the directors vision and style.
Green Room will be released in UK&Ireland on Friday 13th May. The film also stars Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Kai Lennox, and Macon Blair.