Biz Break: Just When You Thought John Travolta's Hair Couldn't Get Any More Batsh*t Insane, IT DOES.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | June 18, 2013 | Comments ()


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David Twohy and Vin Diesel team for the third installment in the Super Fun Adventures of Space Fugitive Riddick! Diesel plays the man with the built-in night vision, pursued by every bounty hunter in the galaxy and left to burn on some desert planet.

Of course, Riddick doesn't die, nor does he multiply, but he does purposely bring the bounty hunters down on his own head to escape the planet. Throw in a higher class of bounty hunters, a storm, and some vaugely Alien-esque aliens, and baby, you got a stew going.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is based on the young adult novels by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Lily Collins) finds out that she isn't ordinary or just ridiculously beautiful, but daughter of Phil Collins a Shadowhunter. This means she is half-angel and comes from a long line of demon hunters. So she has that going for her.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have Robert De Niro and John Travolta's strange face-and-head-hair in Killing Season. De Niro is a military veteran and Travolta is a revenge-thirsty Bosnian or something. The best part of this trailer? You get all of the twists and power flips of the struggle between the two men and none of the ass-numbing set up, idiocy, or any more of Travolta's accent than you can take.

I get the feeling Nicolas Cage and Travolta are in a long-standing war of their own, involving ridiculous hair, horrible accents, and collecting spotted owls.



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  • ...I just realized that Lily Collins is Phil's daughter. That's insane.

    I mean, both that fact and the fact that I'm the last person on earth to find this out.

  • e jerry powell

    In the immortal words of Sophie-Anne LeClerc:

    “This alpha-male posturing… you two should really just fuck each other and get it over with…”

  • dizzylucy

    "Throw in a higher class of bounty hunters, a storm, and some vaugely Alien-esque aliens, and baby, you got a stew going."
    Maybe the new planet will have a Burger King? I hear it's a wonderful restaurant, and you get free refills, which is handy in a desert climate.

  • All the great books out there they could be adapting and they keeping going back to half-assed jumped-up fan-fiction. It's like drinking from a mud puddle when there is a clear stream 200 yards away.

  • Mrs. Julien

    John Travolta must have metal plates under his scalp and a giant pile of iron filings.

  • Drake

    That explains SO much !

  • dizzylucy

    I was thinking Wooly Willy too. And I once saw a guy who looked EXACTLY like him, complete with oddly patterned, weird hair.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    So are they making bald caps with stubble now?

  • $27019454

    Danny Zuko, I weep for thee.

  • BWeaves

    I always suspected that Travolta drew his hair on with a Sharpie, but now he's drawing the beard on, too?

  • BlackRabbit

    That's silly. It's not that much cheaper than renting them like Cruise does.

  • John G.

    Man, John Travolta will work with anyone these days

  • Frank Berrodin

    Man, nothing better than seeing a couple of old farts duke it out to the death in the forest

  • Homestar

    That made me actually laugh out loud.

  • You know, in a world where 50 Shades of Grey got it's start as a Twilight fanfic, I shouldn't think this is so weird, but I do: Cassandra Clare got her start as a big Harry Potter fanfic writer on livejournal. She wrote this novel-length trilogy about Draco Malfoy and allegedly it was on the basis of this (very popular in the community) work that she got a book deal with a Simon and Schuster imprint.

    I've never read her Mortal Instruments series, but I hear good things. I'm just sort of in disbelief because I don't think anyone really expects that lj fanfiction ever gives rise to lucrative success, but now we have two big examples to the contrary. It's kind of crazy.

  • Rooks

    That's weird, I heard her fanfiction had a Ron/Ginny-pairing. Which... uh... SPOILERS kinda comes back around in the Mortal Instruments canon...

  • NateMan

    It's not terrible. It's a lot bigger on the whole stabbing of monsters to death than Twilight, and not nearly so twee a read. It's also not great. But the trailer at least has some good action in it.

  • Quorren

    And the heroine doesn't sit around being mopey (most of the time, there's a bunch of angsty unrequited love that as an adult, all I can think is, "who has the time for this?"). She actively participates in her life instead of just being the lump that Bella was.

  • So... maybe worth checking out from the library instead of buying it full price? That's were I get all my guilty pleasure lit anyway!

  • NateMan

    I'd borrow it - Heck, I did. Granted, I'm not the target audience for it, but while they were worth a read, I don't think they're worth a purchase.

  • NateMan

    I'm really putting my money on Travolta in the Versus match. And I'm always happy to see more Riddick!

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