The Book of Henry Trailer Release

“The Book of Henry” Trailer Gets Suddenly Serious

“Our legacy isn’t how many commas we have in our bank account.  It’s who we’re lucky enough to have in our lives and what we can leave them with.”

With those words we find ourselves starring into the eyes of Henry, a pint sized genius who is navigating his way through life with his mom and brother.  But while things are going well for them, the same can’t be said for the girl who lives next door.

Though the new trailer begins as a whimsical coming-of-age narrative, within two-and-a-half-minutes the film takes on a unique vibe reminiscent of a Hitchcockian thriller.  While I’m not complaining about the elevation, it does leave me questioning just what The Book of Henry has to offer.

Though the film was originally presented as a story about an 11-year-old genius, it now appears there is more than originally met the eyes.  One can assume that Christina (played by former Dance Moms cast member Maddie Ziegler) is being abused by her step-father, leading us all down the road to revenge.

Awkward relationships aside (though we should, at the very least, mention the unusual exchanges between mother and son), the film does appear interesting.  And the trailers backing of Of Monsters And Men’s “Thousand Eyes” does nothing but add to the dark, creepy and murky tone.

Now we know what Colin Trevorrow was up to between Jurassic World and Star Wars: Episode IX, and it hits theaters on June 16.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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