Before I get too into this, just to let you know this will be the last Trailer for your Weekend post. I will still definitely post trailers from time to time when something takes my fancy, but I am finding the process of picking one each and every week to be a bit laborious really.
Enough of that though, this week’s trailer is for the drama Selma (2015) which has been garnering a fair bit of hype recently. Any film featuring a historical figure as beloved as Martin Luther King Jr opens itself up to stinging criticism if it gets it wrong, or a fair amount of adulation if they nail it. The trailer looks promising and looks to depict on film a super important part of American history, that when you think about it has not actually been seen on screen all that often. As always with this type of film, the test will be if it can balance historical accuracy yet still make the film enjoyable enough and also not feel like it is a sugarcoated version of true events.