The second trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster epic, The Irishman, dropped today and …. wow.
Now, admittedly, the reaction online has been kind of mixed. Some people are a little bit concerned that the de-aging technology is just going to be too distracting, especially considering that this is a four-hour movie. I will admit that both Al Pacino and Joe Pesci looked a bit …. well, off. I mean, all the CGI in the world can’t change the fact that this is a film that will feature elderly actors playing youngish gangsters.
Still, the story that The Irishman is telling is a fascinating one and, since Robert De Niro’s character claimed to be both a hitman and a participant in the JFK assassination, the film seems like it will appeal to both mafia afficianadoes and conspiracy theorists.
Add to that, is a Scorsese film and how can you not be excited about that?
That said, the main reaction to this latest trailer seems to be shock that Ray Romano is apparently holding his own opposite actors like De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, and Harvey Keitel. But, believe it or not, Romano actually has developed into a pretty dependable character actor. Anyone who has seen The Big Sick can attest to that.
Anyway, The Irishman is expected to be a major Oscar contender. Of course, they said the same thing about Silence. We’ll see what happens!
The Irishman will be released on November 1st in select theaters and will then drop on Netflix on November 27th.
Here’s the trailer!