One week after Angelina Jolie did an interview with Vanity Fair and accidentally set the internet on fire with accusations of traumatizing Cambodian children like some kind of severe-cheekboned Willy Wonka, the trailer for her upcoming Netflix film First They Killed My Father has been released. Some might have waited until the tsunami of bad press surrounding First They Killed My Father died down a little. Or maybe Angelina figured that telling the haters to step to the left was enough damage control. I don’t know! Either way, we’ve got a trailer to watch now.
I haven’t read the memoir that First They Killed My Father is based on, but I’m not entirely ignorant about the subject matter. It’s a story about a little girl who is recruited into a child army (calm down Brad, not your child army) during the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodia. It’s set in the 70s. We know this because there’s a pair of beaded curtains. It looks very serious and I barely have any jokes to make about this trailer. One, because hello – the subject matter isn’t exactly a lighthearted romp. Two, because I got distracted seeing if there were any extras in the background asking each other, “Did she take the money away from you too?”
Of course, if you don’t have time to watch the trailer, I’ve screen grabbed the most important parts. Did you know this was a film by Angelina Jolie?
But wait, who is Angelina Jolie again?
Ah yes, the award winning director of Unbroken. Also By The Sea, but that one must have fallen off the title card. But just in case you’re still not sure about who the star of this movie is…
I’m sure that’s only what they could fit in the trailer (you’ve got to save something for the movie, after all). I can’t wait to see CAMERA HELD A COUPLE OF TIMES BY ANGELINA JOLIE and PERSON WHO WORE A HAT ON SET THE MOST – ANGELINA JOLIE.