Millie Bobby Brown (Literally) Slays in “Damsel” Trailer

This is not a fairy tale. Or at least that's what the trailer promises.

But Damsel still looks awfully familiar. There's the princess (Millie Bobby Brown), an evil queen (Robin Wright) and even a dragon. This is also a trailer that gives away an awful lot of plot. I won't recap it for you here - you can check it out below - but our titular damsel must literally crawl through the underworld and ascend to her rightful place. And of course there are some mystical beings she'll encounter along the way.

MBB has been one of Netflix's biggest stars. She was of course the breakout from the Stranger Things ensemble, and starred in two popular Enola Holmes movies. Though none of them made it theaters, they've proven she can take the lead and play in different genres. Damsel will play strong with the fantasy-loving crowd and does at least look like every dollar spent is on-screen. The epic production hails from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who directed the underrated 28 Weeks Later, but hasn't helmed a film since 2011's Intruders.

Damsel premieres exclusively on Netflix on March 8.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.