Saturday, April 20, 2024

Good News: Trailer for Wes Anderson’s All-Star “Asteroid City” Is Dry Humor at Its Best, And a Return to Form


“Asteroid City” looks pretty great from this trailer, which just dropped from Focus Features.

Wes Anderson is in a return to tongue in cheek form, very dry humor, as he sends up space movies, aliens, and a kind of stylized 50s culture. It’s set in a desert, filmed in Spain. There are nearly two dozen stars. In this trailer we see mostly Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwarzman, and Tom Hanks.

“Asteroid City” will open in Cannes in May, then in June in theaters.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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