9/13/2017

'Only The Brave' Trailer: Josh Brolin And Miles Teller Battle An Epic Wildfire


You'd think there would be more buzz surrounding Only the Brave  given its harrowing true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who tragically battled the Yamell Hill Fire in 2013. Plus the film has an amazing cast led by Josh Brolin, who is pretty hot right now with Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War, joined by Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Geoff Stults, Ben Hardy, Scott Haze, Alex Russell and Andie MacDowell. So what's the deal?  Well, it doesn't help that we keep getting generic biopic trailers just like this one.

Directed by visual effects wiz Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion) but looking like it was helmed by just about anybody, the film follows the firefighters who battled the Arizona wildfire that claimed 19 of their lives. So uh...this won't be a happy story. It may turn out to be pretty good, too, but it reminds me of that John Travolta movie where he was a powerline worker. Yeah, it's okay, but maybe it should've been more? Plus that title is about as bland as they come. Why didn't they stick with Granite Mountain or Granite Mountain Hotshots?

Who knows? Maybe it will live up to the impressive talent on both sides of the camera? Let's hope so. Only the Brave opens October 20th.