It might appear to be a mundane story about an ordinary lawyer, whose fate is more than unmerciful to him, so he gets held up in some illegal plots, associated to the traffic of a fantastic amount of drugs. Obviously, there are some menacing and dangerous villains, the power and bloodlust of which has no limits, and terrible secrets, the disclosure of which threatens with some dire consequences. So what is it? The new masterwork by Ridley Scott, “Counselor”, due out at 25th of October, 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 script for the “Counselor” and this fact by itself alone suggests that the film will surely be worth special attention. Trailer of the “Counselor” reveals only the key moments of the story line and does it pretty niggardly, so we can only guess, but the basis is extremely promising. In the memory of the recently deceased brother, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott seems to have surpassed himself.
Unsurprisingly, the “Counselor” has a story of a tender and bland, 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. The Counselor would not have anything so tremendously amazing in it, if not 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. 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 of the “Counselor”, 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.
“Counselor” is a great example of an exciting sharp thriller with an unpredictable and complex storyline, vibrant characters and tensions. On the October 25th we will dive into the world of the evil imagination of Ridley Scott.