With a star studded cast that includes Scarlett Johansson and Jamie Foxx, a new film from producer and director Mark Wahlberg (American Sniper) could be a critical and commercial success.
But it also raises a new question: What makes the movie so good?
Shadowlands, a coming-of-age story about a boy who discovers that he has supernatural powers, is not a particularly well-known name.
It premiered in July, but has been in limited theaters, and there have been few reviews.
Wahlberger, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture, says the film has been an unexpected hit.
“It’s like a roller coaster ride,” he says.
“We had a lot of people who were looking for something to get excited about, and the one thing they got excited about is the film.
The one thing that they weren’t looking for was a lot more story.
They wanted a little bit more to talk about the film.”
Wahlberg, who is a producer of several big-budget films, has been known for his unconventional approaches to storytelling.
He has also tried to distance himself from the usual Hollywood conventions of big-name actors.
In a 2007 interview with Variety, Wahlburg said he wanted to focus more on a character-driven story.
“When you have a lot less money, the only way to do that is to go back to the old way of storytelling,” he said.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
I think you should go back, you know?
You should do something different.
I just think that if you are going to do a story, it’s a story that you want to tell and it has to be something that you think is interesting and meaningful to you.”
Walt Disney Pictures, which acquired Wahlovs film company for $2 billion in 2007, declined to comment for this story.
The film is scheduled to open nationwide on May 26.
It is a risky bet for Wahlber, who, as he has been with films like The Hurt Locker and The Avengers, has tried to create films with little in common with the typical blockbuster fare.
In a 2006 interview with Vanity Fair, he said he had a new idea for a film.
“If I make a film where I’m not involved with a movie, it will be a movie where I am,” he told the magazine.
“It will be something I’m going to be able to say, ‘I’m not really involved with this.
I don’t know that this movie will work as well as I thought it would.'”
The film follows an unnamed boy who goes on a quest to get revenge on a woman he is romantically involved with.
He eventually discovers that his supernatural powers allow him to control animals, and he must find her.
The movie has been praised for its unique story and performances from a diverse cast, including Wahlbund, Johansson, and Foxx.
But critics have noted that the film’s main character, the boy who can control animals and control time, has a weak point: He’s a white boy.
In the interview, Walford acknowledged that “the problem is there are white boys who can do this, too,” but he said that it was the film that could create a conversation about race.
“You don’t have to take that out on him because he’s a black man,” Wahlbin said.
But critics also have criticized the film for failing to address the issues of race and gender that have been prominent in Hollywood movies like the recent Oscar-nominated Black Panther, which earned more than $2.5 billion at the box office.
The film’s trailer features footage of Wahlbern and Johansson as two black women in a supermarket.
“You know who you are, we’re all in this together,” Walfords voiceover says.
The trailer also features a white actor playing the role of the woman, who appears to be in the checkout line.
“So when we get to the checkout, you’re going to want to get rid of me,” the white man says.