Watch: Good Old Fashioned Revenge in UK Trailer for 'Blue Ruin'
by Ethan Anderton
March 3, 2014
After making plenty of rounds on the film festival circuit, the revenge thriller Blue Ruin is finally coming to theaters and VOD this spring. Macon Blair stars in the film from cinematographer turned director Jeremy Saulnier (who also wrote the script). This quiet, grounded thriller follows a disheveled man, living out of his car on the beach, who finally gets the news he's been waiting for. The man responsible for killing his parents is out of prison, and he's going to deliver his own brand of justice. It's a basic, familiar story, but it unfolds magnificently and is brought to life perfectly by Macon Blair. Now we have a short new UK trailer for you to watch below. This is seriously one of the best thrillers I have ever seen, so seek it out.
Blue Ruin is written and directed by the cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier, of the film Murder Party and a few shorts previously. A peaceful vagrant (Macon Blair) finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Since he is only an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. This film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and also played at Austin, Chicago, Toronto and Fantastic Fest before showing up at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film lands in theaters and VOD and on April 25th this spring.