Hello all, in case you missed it here is the first trailer for 'Saving Mr. Banks'
I'm interested to see people's thoughts about this one. After watching it a couple times I personally feel like this looks like an interesting story with a cast of great actors .... however I think all of the main actors have been horribly miscast in their roles.
First.. Tom Hanks as Walt: There is very little if any resemblance of Walt in Hanks' depiction. Looks wise, he really just looks like Tom Hanks with a moustache. There seems to be no makeup or any attempt to make Tom look even close to Walt, they just told him to grow a 'stache. And for some strange reason Hanks decided to give Walt what sounds like a slight Southern accent. Walt definitely had zero accent to the way he spoke, and if there was any trace of some kind of accent it definitely wasn't a Southern one. And based on the scenes in the trailer, Hanks does not get Walt's persona or playful charm right either.
Second.. Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak as the Sherman Brothers: I really have no idea why these two were cast. They themselves look nothing like brothers nor anything like the Sherman Brothers. Same problem with their mannerisms, they don't seem to match any of the footage we have of the Sherman brothers at all.
I'll be interested to see the film, if only to see shots of early Disney Studios and Disneyland recreated... but I have to say this trailer seems to be a big let down for me.
What are your thoughts, MiceChatters?