Post-Turkey Trailer Round-Up #2: Cops And Robbers Edition (Featuring The Rock, Magical Bank Robbers, And Fat Jokes)

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Post-Turkey Trailer Round-Up #2: Cops And Robbers Edition (Featuring The Rock, Magical Bank Robbers, And Fat Jokes)

By TK | Trailers | November 23, 2012 | Comments ()


And now, part two of today's trailer round-up. This time around, we're looking at the next batch of crime-related movies.

First up is Snitch, which features this implausible plot synopsis:

In the fast-paced action thriller Snitch, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life.

Yeah. Sure. On the other hand, it stars "The Walking Dead" star Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Harold Perrineau, and Barry Pepper. That's not bad. The trailer, however, is kinda bad.

Next up is The Heat, aka "wherein Hollywood continues to try to make Melissa McCarthy happen, but does it wrong." This gem is about a straight-laced FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) who teams up with a slovenly Boston cop (McCarthy) and hijinks ensue. It co-stars Marlon Wayans and Michael Rappaport, and is directed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. I gotta say, I'm not feeling it on this one. In part because of McCarthy's role, which is just sort of off-putting. But hey, here's the trailer:

But wait! There's also the trailer for Now You See Me, about four of the world's greatest illusionists who join forces to steal from banks and give the money to the poor. Wait... that's actually a relatively original story, Robin Hood inspirations aside. It's directed by Louis Leterrier, who directed The Transporter and The Transporter 2, as well as the (in my opinion, anyway) underappreciated The Incredible Hulk. Oh, and Clash of the Titans. Hmm. The cast is pretty awesome though -- Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Marc Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, Mélanie Laurent, Elias Koteas, and Morgan Freeman. I mean, shit, that's enough for me. I could go in without even knowing the plot with that cast. The trailer looks pretty fun.


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  • Guest

    I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed you labeled Michael Kenneth Williams as Harold Perrineau in Snitch. Omar's coming......

  • duckandcover

    I seriously thought Heat was Miss Congeniality 3 when I saw the preview in the theater.

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    See, TK, you claim to hate us, but then you leave the best trailer for last. Thereby proving that you actually like us. I'm so on to you.

  • Littlejon2001

    For real...I legit would see any of these movies. Now You See Me obviously is a step up, must see movie. But Snitch and The Heat both look fun for what they are and I'd def see them too.

  • Jensicola

    This has been tickling at the back of my brain for a while, but unfortunately I'm starting to get the 'egodouche in real life' vibe off of Eisenberg; I found him off-putting and intensely unlikeable in the trailer. I just kinda want to smack the smug off his smug face with the smug back of my hand, though if folks disagree, I am very open to an education on why the Eisenberg isn't a Douchemaster...

  • duckandcover

    I agree about the douchey feeling from the trailer, but I've heard that he's a pretty all right guy. I think he suffers a social anxiety disorder (seriously, who doesn't these days), but I may be making that up in my head to make this comment relevant to interests.

  • the dude

    jesse is alright, he's just really weird. And he always plays a sorta self-important douche because he gets typecast. Watch Adventureland, he's a bit different in that. The dude abides. (that's my sign-off catchphrase)

  • Irina

    Is it wrong for me to want to bang Jesse Eisenberg six ways from Sunday considering I'm old enough to be his... ehm... slightly older sister?

  • Anne At Large

    No kidding, did he suddenly grow a chin? Not like he has a double chin now but more like, is his jawline now completely different as it in fact looks to be in the picture at the top? Something is going right there.

  • John G.

    Now You See Me is a terrible title, but I'm down. It looks like the fun The Prestige should have been.

  • I'm looking forward to the sequel: Now You Don't.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Re-teaming Eisenberg and Woody is more than enough. The rest of that cast is gravy.

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