New PTA trailer sparks Master debate


21st May 2012

Nice try Bond, but today's most exciting trailer is the teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology parable The Master, complete with creepy Joaquin Phoenix smile and clanky Jonny Greenwood score.

Why are you even reading this sentence? WATCH IT. IT'S RIGHT THERE.

Amazing. I could bathe in that trailer. Soak it directly into my pores. Mainline the atmosphere right into my veins. I know it's only a brief teaser - one that doesn't even begin to show the full story, or indeed the main cast members, namely Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams - but dayum, if Joaquin Phoenix isn't one intense motherfucker. There's no mention of Scientology in the trailer, but one look at his crazed glare and glassy eyes and all I see is pure, undiluted Cruise. Douche chill!

Also, I feel I'm overlooking the most important part of the teaser:

Beach boobs aside, there's so much to look forward to: Paul Thomas Anderson's first movie since There Will Be Blood, Phillip Seymour Hoffman as an L Ron Hubbard-esque cult leader, Joaquin Phoenix as his right hand man and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead providing the tunes (and you can be damn sure he'll make sure they're Oscar-approved this year, too).

The fallout from the movie promises to be dead juicy, too - given the movie's nailed-on 5-star quality, anyone who gives it a negative review is almost definitely guaranteed to be a Scientologist. (*points finger, opens mouth, screeches*)

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