It’s Man Against Nature and Flaming Bears in the ‘Only the Brave’ Trailer
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When it comes to natural disaster movies, the bigger, the better. San Andreas was delightful in its boorish stupidity, The Perfect Storm is a stone-cold classic, and don’t even get me started on how excited I am for Geostorm. Man against nature is the oldest plot in history, which is why it’s about darn time we saw Josh Brolin play a firefighter.
Only the Brave is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots (great band name), a group of fearless men who went up against the Yarnell Hill wildfire (also a great band name) that blazed its way through Arizona in 2013. I’m so used to low-budget disaster movies that I didn’t expect a lot of the images in this trailer to look as absolutely stunning as they do, but man, that opening shot of the glowing, charred forest is mesmerizing.
All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.