‘The Post’ trailer reactions: ‘This could win Best Picture’ at Oscars

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama “The Post” has finally been unveiled (watch it here), and our readers can’t stop talking about it. What do YOU think of “The Post” trailer? Read a sampling of our users’ comments below and then be sure to join the discussion in our fun and feisty movie forums.

Three-time Oscar champ Meryl Streep and double-winner Tom Hanks headline this late-breaking Oscar contender for 20th Century Fox. Due out December 22, “The Post” chronicles the Washington Post’s pursuit of the truth behind the escalation of the Vietnam War during the first years of the Nixon administration. Streep portrays publisher Katharine Graham while Hanks takes on the role of editor Ben Bradlee. The other four actors named in the end credits are Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts and Bradley Whitford.

Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan reminds us that Spielberg and Hanks have now collaborated on five films together as director and star: “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “Catch Me if You Can” (2002), “The Terminal” (2004), “Bridge of Spies” (2015) and “The Post” (2017). Meanwhile, this is the first teaming between Spielberg and Streep, unless you count her voice-over performance in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001).

Here is just a small sampling of our readers’ reactions on “The Post” trailer. Let us know YOUR thoughts by joining the discussion right here.

forwardswill: “The trailer made me think this could win Best Picture, which means disappointment is probably inevitable.”

vinny: “This just jumped to the front of my ‘MUST see list’ … sorry ‘Justice League’ and ‘Star Wars’ lol.”

Atypial: “This trailer practically centered around Queen Meryl! Nod #21.”

jf123: “Screenplay and directing are definitely doable for the film. Editing is a possibility. And it can easily get into production design and costumes.”

pulp50: “I liked the trailer well enough. It seems like a pretty run of the mill biopic, but a good one, and Streep looks like she’ll be great.”

eastwest: “I think the trailer passes ‘does this goes beyond Oscar on paper?’ test with flying colors.”

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