365 Movies By Day Reviews of Movies I Watch that I Feel Like Writing About

5Jan/140

All Is Lost (2013)

The trailer for J.C. Chandor's (Margin Call, A Most Violent Year) All Is Lost was absolutely incredible. It shows a man Robert Redford (The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) sailing his yacht in the middle of the sea. He has a smile on his face. The sun is shining brightly. The wind is blowing lightly through his hair. The shots of him are broken by black frame credits that say "Alone at Sea", "A Man Has Only Himself", and "His Will To Survive". And then we go to a shot of him sleeping in his cabin. Seconds later, water comes gushing in and it's obvious he has crashed into something. Then we see all hell breaking loose, including high waves, heavy rain, his belongings crashing off the walls as a result of the yacht being rocked back and forth and all around, his yacht capsizing, him saying goodbye to his yacht from a raft, unsuccessful attempts at making S.O.S. calls, and flare guns being shot into the night sky. All the while, critical praise is being flashed on the screen, making it seem like this movie might be the most suspenseful movie ever made. It's not, but the trailer makes it look that way. Check it out here.