The official trailer for Badges of Fury came out, and it’s kind of a mixed bag. It gives you a solid idea of what the film is about, but it brings another theme that’s prominent in the film way too late in the trailer, muddling the overall vibe. Check out the trailer to see what I mean:
I have no problem with an action/comedy movie, but I’m really puzzled at how they bring the comedy into the film. It’s really abrupt and jarring, leaving an impact that probably isn’t the best one. There are quite a few random moments sprinkled in with weird facial expressions as well as a spoof of the Expendables. On the other hand, the action looks solid with the fight between Jet Li and Wu Jing looking very slick. If you weren’t expecting wires, I don’t know what types of Jet Li movies you’ve been watching up to this point.
I think the story is really what’s going to make or break this film, as the action and comedy can go either way. If the story is smart and gripping, the action will be that much better. While the comedy seems a little out there, I’m gonna wait for a new trailer to see if it’s the film I’ve been looking for.
Well, it looks like last week’s images were only there to hold us over until today. While it’s hard to determine if this is the “official” trailer because the quality is low, there is a Man of Tai Chi trailer that is out. If you want to know what to expect from Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, click the video below:
I love the idea of seeing a man slowly become a cold-hearted killer, though I’m not sure is Tiger Chen has the acting chops to pull it off. I really like the action that we see (though big starts like Iko Uwais are left out of this trailer) and can’t wait to see how much fighting there is in the film. I hope that the camerawork is good and the choreography holds up, but it looks like the Man of Tai Chi is going to be a force to reckon with.
I look forward to seeing more of what this film has to offer!
I’ve been curious about these two films for a while, and the new trailers that have been released only amplify that interest. Once Upon a Time in Vietnam has a new, international trailer, and it’s everything you would expect.
Even though the fights look very good for the film, I can’t help but feel like it’s the same opponent for the whole trailer. I’m hoping that there is more diversity in the fights and people so that we don’t get too worn out. I’m sure that they are saving the best for last, though.
Next up is a trailer for Fists of Legend. Yup, you read that right. FISTS of Legend. Well, at least in the US. Apparently it has a limited release earlier this month and this trailer lets you know what’s going on.
I think that the premise is very cool and can’t wait to see it for myself. I’ll have to check out the local theaters to see if anyone is screening it, though I doubt it. I always like a good fight with a strong story supporting it, so here’s to hoping that Fists of Legend can deliver a knockout!
Remember that movie that Dustin Nguyen was working on? No, not Once Upon a Time in Vietnam. It’s called Angels, and it kinda fell into the background recently. Thankfully, some new images have been released to show us that Dustin Nguyen is still a very bad man and that you shouldn’t mess with him.
I’m guessing that most of you don’t remember the trailer or story to this film, so I’m going to go ahead and embed it in here once again. Give it a look and see what I’m talking about.
I’d like to say that Dustin Nguyen is crazy busy (which I’m sure he is) but I haven’t heard about this film since June of last year. I’m not sure what took so long to get the movie released. Maybe they are waiting to ride on the coattails of Once Upon a Time in Vietnam.
Regardless of what the reason is, I’m really excited to see this movie and what it has to offer. It looks like a very dark variation of Taken, and I’m totally cool with that. Hopefully we’ll see a release date soon, and I’m optimistic because of the fact that the trailer is mostly in English. Let’s just hope it gets the attention it deserves.
Many of you are aware of the film Fist of Legend that is coming out. We’ve already talked about how it has nothing to do with the Jet Li film, but I still think it is a gearing up to be a good film. Regardless of title choice, even though it was based off of a Korea comic of the same name, the trailer shows us that the fights are what’s important.
I’ve noticed a lot of these types of stories popping up, like with Warrior and Here Comes the Boom, but I always manage to get drawn into them. Maybe it’s the fact that they are more character-driven or focus on pure fighting, but this movie seems promising. Fist of Legend will be coming out this April.
Next up is a movie that was delayed for the sake of 3D. While I hate this fact, it doesn’t change my opinion about Switch. Switch looks like China’s answer to James Bond, and that sounds like a good thing to me. Andy Lau plays an international spy tasked with retrieving some stolen paintings. Check out the trailer to get the full effect.
I gotta admit that this movie has style, and I’m eager to see more. I personally think that all the money used for 3D is a waste, but I guess there is a demand for it. Switch is currently in post-production and will release later this year.