Jake Gyllenhaal and ‘Prisoners’ director Denis Villeneuve have reunited for another dark thriller, ‘Enemy’. Check out the trailer here and then read on to see what I make of it.
When I read about this film it immediately intrigued me. Now that I’ve seen the trailer, I can officially say that ‘Enemy’ has vaulted to the top of my most anticipated films of 2014.
As you might know if you read my review, ‘Prisoners’ was one of my favorite films of the year, receiving a massive 9.5 Movie Melt score. Denis Villeneuve crafted a tense, dark, violent and psychological tale of morality, revenge and loss. It was a masterpiece in my mind.
With the new trailer for enemy, it looks like he is going to be right back onto the dark side of the tracks. ‘Enemy’ revolves around a low time professor, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who happens to see his exact lookalike as an extra in a film. Intrigued, he seeks out his doppleganger, and when they meet things take some interesting turns.
The trailer doesn’t do much to tell us exactly what those bizarre happenings might be, but based on the tone that is present in the trailer, they won’t be nice. The film looks like it is going to be a psychologically dark film where things are never quite as they seem. I’m anticipating a film that is going to show us exactly what it wants to, but never enough that we feel at all comfortable with exactly what is going on. That is actually just how I like it.
The cast is small, with Melanie Laurent playing our stars wife in the only other major role. Gyllenhaal plays two characters of course, and that is a good thing, because he has been on a role lately. After his dynamite performance in ‘Prisoners’ I think that this performance could be one that really sets his career on an epic path.
Set to be released in March of 2014, I can’t wait to check this one out.