I am skeptical and intrigued by Ridley Scott's new feature film The Counselor. The skepticism comes from his streak of rather mediocre films over the last eight years. American Gangster was a well-made film but everything else was not that interesting. Prometheus was visually stunning, but the narrative was flat out terrible. The story sucked! The intriguing part is that this is a story from the great writer Cormac McCarthy and appears to be an upscale take on another one of his stories No Country for Old Men. Also, the cast is quite impressive. The in demand Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, John Leguizamo, Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez and Goran Visnjic.
This story revolves around a lawyer, Fassbender, who gets in to deep trouble when he gets involved in the drug trafficking business. The trailer does look enticing and Bardem particularly seems to be off his rockers in the film. The real question is can Scott deliver with all the talent working with him. We shall see. Enjoy.