Earlier today we posted the first teaser poster for the upcoming action film, Takers. To be completely honest, it looked horrible. My reaction wasn’t unwarranted, and plenty of our readers felt the same way, but one of them brought something to my attention. An official trailer for Takers has just been released, and it actually gives us the opportunity to see what this ragtag team of actors are trying to do. If you were terrified by the film’s poster, the trailer may be too hot for you to handle.
Here’s the first trailer for Takers…
Obviously the trailer isn’t as bad as the poster, but there are still some campy elements floating around here. But first, let’s start with the positive aspects of the movie so far. Idris Elba is in it, and is exposing his well hidden English accent for the whole world to see. Amongst all the stars in this film, he’s the best actor out of the bunch. Sorry Matt Dillon, but I feel as if I’ve seen you play this role far too many times.
Now for the bad, T.I aka Tip Harris can not act. Can LL Cool J or Will Smith take him, Ludacris, and Common on a trip to The Actor’s Studio? He seems like he’ll have a huge part in this movie and that’s really unfortunate. I can’t take Chris Brown seriously with or without the drawn on goatee, and Hayden Christensen is just…Hayden Christensen. It’s a sad day in movieland when Paul Walker is pulling off one of the better performances in a film.
Takers opens in theaters on February 19, 2010.
What do you think of the trailer for Takers?