Spoiler-Filled 'The Discovery' Trailer with Jason Segel & Rooney Mara
by Alex Billington
February 22, 2017
"Don't you think your discovery was just too dangerous to share with the world?" Netflix has revealed a full trailer for Charlie McDowell's new sci-fi film The Discovery, to follow-up the first teaser launched just before Sundance. This outstanding little indie feature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it comes highly recommended for sci-fi fans. Jason Segel and Rooney Mara star, along with Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons & Riley Keough, in this film about a world where the afterlife is scientifically proven. The two connect and look back over their lives while almost everyone else is considering killing themselves to "get there". I wrote in my review from Sundance that this film is thought-provoking "cinema for intelligent minds." This trailer gives away almost ALL of the movie, which is pretty terrible, so be careful watching this.
Here's the newest trailer (+ poster) for Charlie McDowell's The Discovery, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to "get there". A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife. The Discovery is directed by American filmmaker Charlie McDowell, of the acclaimed film The One I Love previously. The screenplay is written by Justin Lader and Charlie McDowell. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January - read Alex's glowing review from the festival. Netflix is still planning to release McDowell's The Discovery straight to streaming starting March 31st this spring. It's definitely worth seeing if you like sci-fi. Who's planning to watch this?
so should I watch this trailer?
Trey on Feb 22, 2017
m gonna take a stab.....you die...and you become "conscious" in an alternate reality
Trey on Feb 22, 2017
Somebody got lost while making this trailer. And maybe the film itself ...
shiboleth on Feb 22, 2017
Exactly. I pretty much agree with you, Bo, on this. This looks like underachievement, another exploiting of some possible good idea. Rooney Mara has probably chosen what looked like an interesting concept on the paper. However, it remains to be seen, of course. But I share your strong doubts about it. And as for the concept of afterlife and its execution presented in this trailer, it really looks bad. I'd better not start about it. Maybe just waiting for something better, right?
shiboleth on Feb 23, 2017
I definitely understand that Bo. I am just cautious because, and I believe you know that very well and better than me, a lot of films nowadays like to pretend they are real and 'hardcore deal' but are in fact something way too soft. As you, I also know a lot of things been written and read/interpreted on the subject in this film, but I have always some fear that such ideas are picked up for film just to serve as an excuse to draw more people to watch them. To make them think that films are serious (although, there are serious and good films). Anyway, that's some general possibility (but also, as experience tells us, also very probable). Of course, on the other hand, I probably have to cure myself from being over cynical or something when it comes to Hollywood, but a lot of films make me suspect that profit motives are winning over creative ones. So, yeah, my expectations are also somehow moderate about this one and I think that good film needs a lot of true effort to do good about any serious subject matter. Which is something that is not quite visible here. Cheers back, Bo ...
shiboleth on Feb 24, 2017
Interesting concept. A BETTER PLACE would have been a title too.
DAVIDPD on Feb 22, 2017
Way I see it... is that Redford doesn't seem to star in many movies nowadays, so even though the concept of this one sounds a bit like cheap SyFy Channel fare, his involvement makes me interested in how they're gonna handle it. Either way there's definitive potential there.
Terry Craig on Feb 23, 2017
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