Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Haywire

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Haywire - Opening January 20, 2012

I watched the trailer for "Haywire" when it came up on the IMDB home page and I didn't even realize that this was the forthcoming project from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh. After seeing that, it made sense that this film boasts such a terrific ensemble. Interestingly enough, the lead role is occupied by one Gina Carano, a martial arts fighter with limited acting experience, who is going to get one hell of a big break, potentially similar to that of Noomi Rapace, thanks to this film. I trust Soderbergh, however, and though I haven't loved some of his more recent films, such as "The Girlfriend Experience" and "The Good German," I'm forever awed by "Ocean's Eleven" and "Traffic," so I'm eager to see his latest film. The supporting cast is well stacked with a diverse lis of actors, including veterans like Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, and Ewan McGregor, up-and-comers Michael Fassbender and Channing Tatum, and young actors like Michael Angarano. This does look like a typical revenge thriller, but Lem Dobbs, who wrote "Dark City" and "The Score," penned the screenplay, so I have faith that it will be plenty interesting. I'm most intrigued and amused by the amount of facial hair going on in this movie, particuarly as seen on Paxton and Banderas. That's a silly side note, but this does like look a superb and energetic thriller, certainly much better than the forthcoming "Colombiana."

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