Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour Trailer #2 (2017) “We Shall Never Surrender”

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Gary Oldman is considered right now to be the front runner for Best Actor, which is saying something since his movie doesn’t even open for two months.  The second trailer for The Darkest Hour could be mistaken for a trailer for Dunkirk as it borrows not only the ticking watch motif that defined Hans Zimmer’s score for that film, but centers wholly around the event itself.  Dunkirk was a huge event in Churchill’s reign as wartime prime minister and for the British people, so it only makes sense that it’s part of the film, but this trailer almost makes Darkest Hour seem like a Dunkirk spin-off.  With Oldman, the supporting cast of the film includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn. Darkest Hour will be released on November 22, 2017.
The Darkest Hour Poster

2 thoughts on “Darkest Hour Trailer #2 (2017) “We Shall Never Surrender””

  1. Doesn’t matter how good it is. Film’s going to really suffer.

    Oldman is incredible, but I was extremley disappointed by the tone of that Rolling Stone interview. Comport yourself, Gary.

    Did you ever see the simpsons episode where Bart said he had arranged for John Goodman to play Homer in a movie? Homer started to strangle Bart and said, “Why you little! Such an obvious choice! It should be Gary Oldman!”


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