This is the trailer for The Book of Henry, a movie coming out next month. Watch the first 50 seconds of this trailer and tell me what it’s about. And then watch the rest of it and see if you were right.
The movie, which at first looks to be about a super smart kid helping take care of his mother (kind of like Gifted) dramatically shifts into a thriller about a super smart kid who notices his police commissioner neighbor is abusing his daughter, so comes up with a plan to assassinate him. It also turns out that this movie was written by Gregg Hurwitz, a crime novelist, and directed by Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World.
Hell, the trailer even uses the song “Thousand Eyes,” which I last heard during the Jessica Jones trailer. Seriously, this is the best genre twist I’ve seen since From Dusk Till Dawn went from “Cool George Clooney crime thriller” to “HOLY SHIT VAMPIRES.”
What other movies genre shift in good ways? And do any other trailers do it in such a dramatic way? Give me more trailers, people!