This is one of those that almost looks like it’s a fake, Funny Or Die, kind of thing. It’s the trailer for Bad Ass, about an accidental urban vigilante. The main character, played by Danny Trejo, is inadvertantly captured on Youtube administering a beat to some punks on a bus, and soon becomes an elderly, bearded ass kicker out for vengeance.
I’d love for it to be good, because I do so enjoy Danny Trejo, but the truth is, the man isn’t, and shouldn’t be, a lead actor. He’s fun and scary and intimidating as fuck, but he’s really not meant to carry an entire film. They tried it with Machete, which whose marketing campaign was far more interesting than the movie itself. Yet this is shooting for the same kind of grindhouse appeal that films like Machete and Hobo With A Shotgun tried for, and ultimately will likely miss just as widely as those did.
But it’s a fun trailer, filled with a surprising number of impressive cameos. Take a look:
Of course, it’s hard not to make comparisons to this now-infamous (and very unpleasant, not to mention NSFW) video: