What is a genuine cinematic masterpiece? What should it look like, what the story line should be, which director should manage it, which actors should be cast? Each person must have his own idea of a work of art. The new masterpiece by Ridley Scott, “Counselor”, due out on the 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 screenplay for the Counselor and this fact by itself alone suggests that the film will surely be worth special attention. In the memory of his recently deceased brother, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott seems to have surpassed himself. The 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.
Here is a boring story about a talented lawyer, who, being familiar with the law shortcuts, exceeds his authority in the chase for something extra and gets caught up in some criminal schemes, related to the traffic of a fantastic amount of drugs. Of course, there are some menacing and dangerous villains, the power and bloodlust of which has no description, and terrible secrets, the disclosure of which threatens with some dire consequences. 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 have 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 the 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.
Wait until the 25th of October, 2013 and Ridley Scott gives you a guarantee that you have never seen anything like the “Counselor”.