Today’s trailer is an interesting one. It’s the remake of a classic film of the same name and one that is loved by many. The movie is Ben Hur and Jack Huston is the actor in the title role that was first made famous back in 1959 by Charlton Heston…
I don’t know about this trailer. What I do know for sure at this point is that I have to watch Charlton Heston’s much celebrated version before and if I watch this one. This edit just doesn’t have that potentially ‘epic movie look and feel’ I was hoping for.
Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro and Haluk Bilgner are some of the supporting cast in this Timur Bekmambetov directed ‘brother against brother’ tale of vengeance.
The Longest Ride is a drama / romance directed by George Tillman Jr and based on a book by Nicholas Sparks.
Starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, the film follows two couples, one young and the other much older whose paths cross one night in North Carolina.
As I watched The Longest Ride, I found myself thinking, ‘enough of this older couple’s story, more of the other, please!’ but their story does get a little more interesting.
The film is quite long and there are some moments where the dialogue didn’t sound great but I do like what happened at the auction at the end.
Overall, I definitely prefer Dear John (2010) or The Notebook(2004) to this film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book.
As for any reasons to watch, you’ll learn a few things about bull riding and you may even find yourself taking note of some of the country music in the musical score. The main reason I tuned in is a curiosity about Scott Eastwood (son of Clint). The good news is, he’s definitely not terrible.