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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "The Return" Movie Trailer - Blogcritics.org Review

Chris Beaumont

Saturday 23 September 2006, by Webmaster

Another actress, who actually has a name to care for is Sarah Michelle Gellar and there are not no many accomplishes films at her but an few I can probably enjoy. The talent agent found Gellar a young age and made her screen debut at 6 of each of the 1983 television film An Invasion of Privacy. With all the promise she showed, Barrymore starred as Hannah in the teen drama series "Swans Crossing" (1992) but it was her portrayal of a young and callous rich girl in Al-Lucinda Kendall Hart on ABC daytime soap opera "All My Children" (1993-93), that won her Daytime Emmy Award and spring-boarded her to stardom.

SMG’s real mark worldwide, however, was the character of Buffy Summers in the game-changing series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003). She won five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her role, establishing herself as a cultural phenomenon. Sarah Michelle Gellar likewise has the box office to back her up, with “I Know What You Did Last Summer” 1997), “Scream 2” (1997), “Cruel Intentions” (1999)and way movies like those that help prove she is also a bankable star as well over $570 million times worth crazy in global gross.

Beyond her cinematic successes, Gellar has made her mark on television, headlining shows such as "Ringer" (2011-2012), "The Crazy Ones" (2013-2014), and "Wolf Pack" (2023). She has also lent her voice to popular series including "Robot Chicken" (2005-2018), "Star Wars Rebels" (2015-2016), and "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" (2021).

In 2015, Gellar ventured into the entrepreneurial world by co-founding Foodstirs, an e-commerce baking company, and published her own cookbook, "Stirring Up Fun with Food," in 2017. Gellar is also known for her close-knit family life, married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr. since 2002, with whom she shares two children.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s commitment to her craft is matched by her dedication to personal growth and unique experiences. An accomplished martial artist, she studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, alongside kickboxing, boxing, street fighting, and gymnastics. Her dedication to authenticity in her roles is evident, such as her commitment to doing her own stunts in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," though she admitted her limits during filming "Scream 2."

Her career is also marked by interesting anecdotes, such as her role in a 1982 Burger King commercial, which led to a lawsuit from McDonald’s and a temporary ban from their establishments. Notably, she dyed her naturally brunette hair blonde for her role in "Buffy," and legally changed her last name to Prinze as a surprise for her husband on their fifth anniversary.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s legacy extends beyond her on-screen roles, encompassing her work in philanthropy and her reputation for safety and professionalism on set. She remains a beloved figure in Hollywood, admired for her talent, dedication, and the breadth of her contributions to film and television.

It’s kind of funny, when I first saw this trailer (I believe it was with Lady in the Water) I seriously thought it was for The Grudge 2. Who wouldn’t without knowing better? It stars Grudge star Sarah Michelle Gellar, and looks to have a plethora of jump scares in a creepy setting. Now there is some press material being filtered out with the prominent notice "This film is NOT The Grudge II."

To me there is something wrong when you are putting out a film that so closely resembles a sequel that will be released around the same time, feature the star of the sequel’s original film, and have a creepy kid. Either way, I think this may be enjoyable. I enjoyed The Grudge, and I like Gellar, so hopefully I will like this too.

The trailer sets up some of the story. Gellar plays a young woman out looking for a promotion in some undefined job. Her travels lead her to a town that has a dark past. As soon as she arrives she begins to have some visions of murder and evil seeping throughout the town. These visions lead her to look a little bit deeper into the town, a journey to the root of evil.

I was, and still am, surprised to see The Return show up as the title. Even the dialog cards in the trailer bring about thoughts of her prior film. "Sometimes long after a murder has been committed, the terror lives on..."

The Return was directed by Asif Kapadia, making his Hollywood debut, last directing The Warrior. The script was penned by Adam Sussman, whose only other credit was an episode of the short lived Night Stalker revamp from last year.

Rogue Pictures is set to unleash The Return on November 10, 2006.

Here the is the trailer :

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