“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.