The first trailer for Killer Elite, starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro has hit the internet courtesy of Yahoo! Movies but as per usual, here’s a YouTube embed instead (rhyming all the time…ing). Let’s watch and then discuss after, mmkay?
Here’s the official, and short, synopsis for the movie also courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:
An ex-special ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader.
Even with just one minute and forty seconds, Killer Elite already looks way more fun and watchable than The Expendables. It’s got a great cast (MVP = Clive Owen’s molester ‘stache) and all the trappings of a cheesy as hell and entertaining action flick. After the crap that was The Expendables and the forgettable boredom of The Mechanic, Statham could use a starring role that isn’t slightly embarrassing. Killer Elite could be it.
Killer Elite, based on a true story told in the novel The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes, hits theaters September 23, 2011. Oh crap, the dumping ground month for movies. Maybe I should not get excited.
What do you think of the Killer Elite trailer? Yay, nay, or “post Footloose again!”?