Your Challenge Of The Day: Win the Awkward Stare Down with Matthew McConaughy in the ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Trailer

The trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer is a confounding mess of imagery. With it as the sole source of information about the film, it paints a picture of a high-priced lawyer who uses his Lincoln Towncar as a mobile office for unexplained reasons (fingers crossed for an emotional speech about his dad always driving him around in it before abandoning the family). It also flashes a few out-of-context images of Ryan Phillipe’s character being very wealthy and possibly in a dream sequence but possibly in reality raping and killing a young woman.

Lastly, we’re treated to the most awkward ending to a trailer since Flight of the Navigator. Can you stare down McConaughey before getting a creepy feeling in your gut? If so, then you’re a better person than I.

The synopsis promises that our hero Mickey Haller will soon find himself in danger, so maybe all the action and chase scenes are yet to come – otherwise, the whole thing sort of seems (from the trailer) like a brooding episode of Law and Order: SVU that someone wanted to expand to fit the big screen.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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