Confounding Trailer for ‘The Power of Few,’ Starring Christopher Walken and Christian Slater

Written by on January 14, 2013 

I don’t know if this is all some big practical joke on the part of bored rich folks, an actual film, or something hoping to strike a precarious balance — no matter what, The Power of Few has my full attention. This trailer’s been going around the past few days, but I’ve only caught up with it now, and, let me tell you, it is something else.

Christopher Walken, Christian Slater (making this the True Romance reunion you never expected), Anthony Anderson, Moon Bloodgood, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Jesse Bradford all got roped into this film — possibly, even, not against their own will — which, from this, appears to be an anthology revolving around an attempt to clone Jesus from the stolen Shroud of Turin. Well, I think; there are five stories, and none are clear when presented in these bits. (They may not be in the final film, either.)

Just a few observations as the preview progressed: I know The Power of Few will be good when it pretends that Larry King is a news reporter; Christopher Walken is doing the world’s best Christopher Walken impersonation; Christian Slater might not be in on the joke, should any joke exist; that girl who played Pocahontas in The New World deserves better; this is an anthology film?; so now they’re going for a tonal change; I’m going to need to request a copy of this.

Give the trailer a look for yourself, and see if any sense can be made from it all (via Apple):

Synopsis: Spies, cops, holy fools and well-armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. “The Power of Few” unfolds through the lives of five unusual characters who unknowingly are connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation on a day when religious conspiracy and urban crime collide.

The Power of Few opens on February 15th. We may need more time.

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