OK, so the title kind of sucks. Operation: Endgame is somewhere between a Queensrÿche album and a direct-to-video Dean Cain action movie. And the story — the quick-witted band of deadly killers — is getting a little over-used, between The Losers, The Expendables, Red and whatever else is out there. The project is a first for the director (Fouad Mikati), and both screenwriters (Sam Levinson and Brian Watanabe).
But goddamn it, this trailer just worked for me. I’m not under the illusion that it’s going to be great — but I do think there’s a good chance that Operation: Endgame will be entertaining and pretty damn funny. It also has the world’s most bizarre cast — Maggie Q, Ving Rhames, Joe Anderson (who was the best part of The Crazies), Jeffrey Tambor, Odette Yustman’s ass, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin (who is still ruthlessly bringing the sexy), Bob Odenkirk, Brandon T. Jackson, Emilie De Ravin, and Zach Galifianakis.
I mean, how do you read that list and not be intrigued?
Watch the trailer. Am I crazy, or does it look like a shitload of fun?
(Careful, it’s red-band due to a fuckload of swearing)