First Trailer for “BlackBerry” Film Released
- The first trailer for “BlackBerry,” a film about the rise and fall of the world’s first major smartphone brand, has been released.
- The trailer has drawn comparisons to “The Big Short,” a film about the 2008 housing market crash.
- The film will be released in theaters on May 12.
While the iPhone is often credited with ushering in the modern smartphone era, it was not the first major player in the portable handset world. That title belongs to BlackBerry.
On May 12, 2023, a film about the rise and fall of BlackBerry will hit theaters. The first trailer for the film, titled “BlackBerry,” was released today and can be viewed above.
The trailer has drawn comparisons to “The Big Short,” an Academy Award-winning film about the 2008 housing market crash. Like “The Big Short,” “BlackBerry” presents a dramatized but accurate depiction of history.
The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry
The “BlackBerry” trailer takes viewers through the company’s origins and eventual downfall. We see Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fredin (played by Jay Baruchel and director Matt Johnson, respectively) creating BlackBerry with the help of Jim Balsillie (played by Glenn Howerton of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). We also see the launch of the first iPhone, and the frantic actions of the BlackBerry team as they respond to this new threat.
Early critics are already praising the film, with “BlackBerry” currently holding a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 20 reviews.