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Darkest Hour | Moustache Trailer Reaction



The first trailer for Gary Oldman's "Darkest Hour" has arrived. After Brian Cox portrayed Winston Churchill during the build up to D-Day earlier this year, Oldman is now playing the war time leader at the point in which he became Prime Minister. A time when he faced defeat in Europe as well as a German invasion, lack of support from his own party and an unprepared public.


If Cox's 'Churchill' was about the man behind the public persona, 'Darkest Hour' looks to be more about the leader as seen by the public. Gary Oldman seems to have slipped into the shoes of the man that led this nation to victory very well. Even in the trailer Oldman's performance is very powerful, throughout the trailer we get to see him deliver some of his famous speeches in rousing fashion. The scene where he screams at Stephen Dillane's 'Viscount Halifax' for interrupting him is almost enough to make the viewer stand to attention!


It really is a dark time for Churchill; having just been appointed he must rally the nation and turn the war effort around, all whilst his own party plot against him. But where others in the party want to negotiate for peace, Churchill knows there is no negotiating with Hitler, there's only victory or defeat! And Gary Oldman's performance looks to bring this complicated man and his incredible story to life beautifully.


From the director of Atonement, Joe Wright and with a supporting cast including Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI and Lily James as Churchill's personal secretary, Elizabeth Nel, Darkest Hour really is a movie to look out for! In fact after 'Churchill', 'Their Finest', 'Dunkirk' and now 'Darkest Hour' 2017 is looking like a great year for movies about British involvement in World War 2!

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