Can We Start an Official "Save Idris Elba" Campaign?
This is certainly not going to help things.
The clunky-titled Takers is a glitzy looking heist/action movie that wants to be a high class Heat for the young and hip, but looks pretty pathetic. Its cast is a murderer's row of wooden actors -- Star Wars's Hayden Christiansen, who doesn't appear to have made much progress on the acting front, the animatronic beach boy golem known as Paul Walker, the moldering corpse of Matt Dillon's career, and then a series of rappers and singers (T.I., Chris Brown). Oh, and Zoe Saldana, who is the only other mildly redeeming thing about this.
Here's the newest trailer for it:
Yeah. More of that not good stuff. It's a shame, because Elba is a solid actor with a shit-ton of charisma and panty-detonating good looks, and yet he just can't seem to make the leap. Frankly, I'm baffled by it. Ah well. Maybe Thor will raise his stock. Hopefully his DJ'ing career is doing well, or his upcoming BBC miniseries "Luther" takes off.
Anyway, to make up for that gutrot trailer, maybe this will help:
I actually kind of dig it.