You know it's not your average Michael Bay movie when you can watch two promotional clips without seeing a single gunshot, robot in disguise, supermodel in a bra, or even an explosion.
Yet the first two official clips for this month's Pain & Gain are now online, and rather than they usual standbays™, they're concerned with impotence and incompetence.
Synopsis: Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
A pair of new TV spots and a poster promoting Pain & Gain don't just suggest that this is the rare Michael Bay picture with a theme.
They proclaim it. They scream that though there will most assuredly be Bay standbys (from here on out, let's call them "standbays," okay?) like scantily clad supermodels, copious gunfire, fast cars, happily regressive sexual politics, and merrily juvenile humor, Pain & Gain is also some sort of populist commentary on the the current state of the economy.
You know what's gone regrettably out of fashion? Action movies centered around a pair of mismatched, contentious heroes who simultaneously love and hate one another.
Luckily, 2 Guns looks determined to bring this kind of buddy-cop actioner back into style, with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg handling this two-hander. Universal Pictures has zigged rather than zagged, opting to drop an extended 2 Guns trailer, theatrical poster, and five official images all in one go.
The aggro comedy on display in a new red band trailer for Pain & Gain – a trailer which is accompanied by four new stills and a behind the scenes picture – suggests that the impossible may have happened.
Michael Bay may very well have become self-aware.
Michael Bay's new movie is definitely a comedy. A new TV spot for Pain & Gain makes that abundantly clear.
Transformers 4 is scheduled for June 27, 2014. So Michael Bay and company will have to start shooting the sequel in the near future.
The production will spend some time in Detroit, Michigan, and in announcing its participation in the ongoing Autobot adventures, the city that RoboCop calls home has revealed the broad strokes of Transformers 4's story.
As we continue to trudge through the sparkly, ostentatious muck and mire of awards season, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is once again reminding us that the longest season is almost over. This the Academy has done by releasing it weekly Oscar promo inserting this year's host, Seth MacFarlane, into a recognizable film scene.
It's The Matrix this time, and don't worry, there's a boner joke.
Though he's got a new movie arriving this April, Michael Bay is currently shedding just a tiny bit more light on the robotic fisticuffs of 2014's Transformers 4, emphatically reiterating that though the sequel features a new human cast and redesigned robots in disguise, it is not a reboot.
Did you know that in just twenty-four short days, the Academy Awards will shower pomp and circumstance on fabulously attired movie stars and bigshots? Of course you knew that. Nonetheless, ABC has dropped another quick promotional spot for the 85th Annual Oscars.