Trailer Catch Up: The Losers, The Last Airbender, The Heavy and more

on Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time to catch up with some recent trailers and desperately avoid ones like Sex And The City 2.

The Losers (UK - 28 May // US - 23 April)

If you go by trailers, I think this one firmly tops the recent A Team and The Expendables offerings, despite all three films feeling like nuanced versions of the bloody same thing. But 'The Losers' has Zoe Saldana and they are marketing the hell out of that. I guess they know their audience well.

The Heavy (UK - 16 April)

This independent British film features Sir Christopher Lee and Stephen Rea. But it also features Lee Ryan from Blue and Vinnie Jones sporting extremely suspect facial hair. The trailer makes it appear like something out the 'Grand Theft Auto' video game series. So there's potential there to be a bad ass action flick.

The Last Airbender (UK - 13 August // US - 2 July)

Okay, so there are some racial issues in the casting of 'The Last Airbender'. But last year, I felt that this was the (only) 'Avatar' film I wanted to see. Of course, they dropped the Avatar bit from the title because of some other film. This Japanese trailer shows that M Night Shyamalan might have some redemption up his sleeve.


Not only is Idris Elba (you know, Stringer Bell from 'The Wire') in 'The Losers', he's also in this intriguing "claustrophobic thriller" about a Black Ops member who returns from a failed mission and begins to mentally break down. A nicely made teaser.

The Other Guys (UK - 2 September // US - 6 August)

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this cop comedy that centres around the "other guys". Not the usual brash, gun toting action heroes (that's Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, in this case). Looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Some other trailers....
The first footage of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs The World dropped and we all bowed down to his awesomeness.

New Resident Evil: Afterlife teaser trailer. I think the trailer is trying to tell us it'll be in 3D.

Casting Tom Cruise AND Cameron Diaz in starring roles for an action film isn't really that appealing but Knight And Day could be fun.

Probably one of the few Hollywood remakes that makes sense, Dinner For Schmucks sees Paul Rudd and Steve Carell take on French comedy 'Le Diner de Cons'. I enjoyed the original, don't let the team down America.

Ooh, you naughty scientists. Genetic engineering goes wrong in Splice, starring Adrien Brody.

I wrote about the Angelina Jolie action vehicle Salt a while back. It has a new trailer. More of the same really.

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