Saturday, August 15, 2009

TRAILERS: "Legion" & "Law Abiding Citizen"

Plot: After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity's last line of defense when they discover the diner's young waitress (Adrianne Palicki from "Friday Night Lights") is pregnant with the messiah.
Pre-View Opinion: Sounds ominous.
Post-View Opinion: Woa! Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) as a fallen angel? Sounds awesome! Plus, it stars Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson (Transformers 2), Lucas Black (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), and Willa Holland ("Gossip Girl")—just enough insignificant bystanders to focus on what could be an awesome legend.
Release Date: January 10, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen
Plot: An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. His target: The district attorney who orchestrated the deal.
Pre-View Opinion: When I first heard that Gerard Butler (300) and Jamie Foxx were doing a movie together, I was baffled as to what the plot would be. Discovering that Foxx would be playing a dirty lawyer who convicts Butler for killing his daughter's murderer, I started to shy away from the idea of Foxx playing the villain.
Post-View Opinion: It seems both Butler and Foxx are playing against type. Butler has his first commercial villainous role and Foxx plays a less flmaboyant and over-the-top character than usual. The trailer suggests that Butler's character isn't exacting his revenge alone, so I'm interested in finding out who is.
Release Date: October 16

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