Before Sunset, the sequel to Before Sunrise, was the rare followup that was even better than the original. That movie ended with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in the middle of a flirtatious moment where they seemed to be on the verge of rekindling their lost love.
Turns out they did, and the recently released trailer for the third film in the trilogy, Before Midnight, shows that they not only rediscovered the spark between them, but ended up getting married and having kids. At this point this series is starting to feel like a reunion for the class of 1994 (when the original movie came out). Is it possible to recapture the magic of the first two movies? Hard to say, although after watching the trailer it’s clear that Delpy’s character still loves to wax philosophical about the state of their lives and relationship. That could get irritating after awhile, even for the most patient among us. What’s always made them a good match is that Hawke’s character has always been good at knowing when to shutup and listen, even when she says stuff like, “I still feel close to you, but I don’t know some I feel like you’re breathing helium and I’m breathing oxygen.” As was the case when Before Sunset was released in 2004, the latest addition of the series will be a breath of fresh air at the multiplex, which has been bombarded lately with lackluster 3D blockbusters.