I first saw the trailer for The Menu when I went to see Men at the theater, and it intrigued the hell out of me. See, when I go to the movies, I normally pay only a passing attention to the previews. I watch so many trailers at home that I’ve usually seen them all by the time I catch them in a theater, but when I saw the trailer for The Menu, I was caught off guard. I had never seen this one before, so I perked up and paid close attention to it.
And I was just about blown away. I know that may sound like a bit much to say about a trailer, but it’s true. In fact, I loved it so much that I immediately added The Menu to my to-watch list when I got home, and now that Searchlight Pictures has officially released the trailer online, you can experience this amazing piece of marketing for yourself. Here’s what the film is about:
A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
That’s admittedly a super vague plot synopsis, but I think it’s perfect for this movie. The trailer feels mysterious, atmospheric, and almost dream-like, so knowing anything about the story beyond the absolute bare minimum would probably be counterproductive. The draw of this movie seems to lie mainly in the questions surrounding this sketchy yet alluring restaurant, and I for one can’t wait to learn more about it as the film unfolds before my eyes.
On top of that, the trailer for The Menu also features some of the most beautiful cinematography I’ve seen since The Green Knight. In fact, when you combine that with the dreamy atmosphere, it feels like this could’ve been an A24 movie, so fans of the artsier side of the horror genre are definitely going to want to check this film out.
When you put all that together, you get one hell of a trailer, so I’m absolutely dying to watch The Menu. The film comes out on November 18, so it’s still several months away, but if it’s as good as the trailer suggests, it’s going to be worth the wait.