Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Gangster Squad

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.

Gangster Squad – Opening September 7, 2012

This period drama, which comes from the director of “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” is chock full of stars, and as long as it’s not like a certain 2006 ensemble period drama starring Sean Penn, it should be a roaring success. Penn is hamming it up as big-time gangster Mickey Cohen, but Penn does that a lot, and it usually pans out. I imagine most are intrigued to see Ryan Gosling embody yet another sly assassin, this time with the full force of the law behind him as a member of Josh Brolin’s secret death squad, whose ranks also include Anthony Mackie of “The Hurt Locker” and Giovanni Ribisi. Nick Nolte actually looks enthusiastic as the commissioner of said task force, and Emma Stone once again gets the chance to flirt with Gosling as Mickey’s girl. This film has all the makings of a hit, and could be really exciting if everything works out well. Its Los Angeles setting is definitely a plus, and it’s going to be fun to see these actors working hard to play stereotypical characters with an atypical mission. That scene in which the squad blasts through a movie screen is particularly appealing, and hopefully this film will deliver.

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