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A refreshing break from Hollywood remakes and film adaptions.


There are a ton of reasons people are excited about the brand new "Gifted" trailer. Haven't seen it yet? Don't worry, I've got your back.

Now, obviously, one of the major reasons this movie is getting attention is Chris Evans. If this trailer is any indication, this may be his most powerful role yet. Evans' is portraying Frank Adler who cares for his young niece, Mary. Mary is portrayed by 10-year-old McKenna Grace, and is believed to be academically gifted when she starts to attend school.

It is already clear that Grace and Evans have a great dynamic, and I can't wait to see how that plays out through the duration of the movie. The other relationship I am curious to see play out is between Evans and an actress with whom he clearly has an abundant amount of chemistry with— his girlfriend, Jenny Slate. Slate portrays Mary's teacher who brings attention to her "gift." This film is the where the two met and started their relationship, so it'll be nice to see what started it all.

Another reason the movie is getting attention is because of the director. "Gifted" is Marc Webb's first venture back into indie films since his 2009 hit, "500 Days of Summer." It's also interesting to note that Webb's last movie explorations were in the first two movies in the "The Amazing Spider-Man" series starring Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland was casted as a(nother) new Spider-Man following the release of the second film, and the new Spider-Man appeared in "Captain America: Civil War" (which stars Evans in the title role).

If these reasons aren't enough to get you excited, consider this: "Gifted" is a refreshing break from Hollywood's recent reboot and film adaption spree. This is an original story, which is something audiences are in dire need of lately. Step out of your comfort zone and watch a movie that you don't already know the end of because you read the book or saw the original version.

Catch "Gifted" in theaters near you April 12, 2017.

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