The first tip off that Ca$h is probably going to be a terrible movie is that it’s got a goddamn dollar sign in its title. The second tip off is probably Sean Bean (oh, cram it — the guy’s a B-actor and doesn’t even deserve that), and the third tip-off? Well, it’s starting to look like Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth is supposed to be the next Sam Worthington, the dude, the man. The end-all-be-all, the A-list fuck-bunny extraordinaire. He’s cast as Thor; he’s in Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods; and he’s the star of the Red Dawn remake.
And he looks like a Cinemax actor. It could just be that he’s working with a bad director here (Stephen Milburn Anderson), but the guy who once looked like a legitimate future star in Star Trek looks like the next Thomas Jane. Let’s just hope that Thor isn’t his The Punisher, else the Marvel franchise may crumble all to hell.
Anyway: Here’s the trailer for Ca$h, and the boilerplate bullshit marketing logline is below:
CA$H is a quirky psychological thriller that explores the role money plays in a bad economy. When a struggling young couple, Sam (Chris Hemsworth) and Leslie Phelan (Victoria Profeta) find a suitcase full of cash, they think their luck will take a turn for the better-until the strange and sinister criminal Pyke Kubic (Sean Bean) arrives at their doorstep, looking to collect what he believes is rightfully his. What follows is an action-packed adventure through the streets of Chicago as the three are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence… All in the name of cash.