Saturday, August 04, 2012

How Did This One Sneak By?

I've heard people joking about "Soldiers of Fortune," but this is the first time I've actually seen the trailer. My response: This is either going to be brilliant or brilliantly-horrible.

The premise, at least, is pretty killer: A rebel insurgency in a third-world dictatorship is looking to fun their revolution by partnering with a slimy "extreme vacation" outfit whose business is leading bored billionaires on safari-esque live-fire paramilitary "missions" in such hotspots. "Something goes wrong," and suddenly the group of weekend warriors (and their ex-military handlers) are stuck in a real war. The potential for satire is awesome, yes... but nowhere near as awesome as JAMES FUCKING CROMWELL WITH A MACHINE GUN!

15 comments:

Lido said...

wow this movie is full of all those actors from that 1 other thing you saw them in like James Cromwell, Vhine Rhymes, Christian Slater, Sean Bean, and what looked liked one of the un-named mutants from Origins Wolverine

MST3KROM said...

Is that Chief O'Brien as the priest?

Neat.

Anonymous said...

Meriadoc Brandybuck in a war zone? Okaaaay.....

Lazarus Long said...

I hate to be Debbie Downer here, but it looks like Tropic Thunder after a comedectomy.

Angry Man said...

I wonder if Sean Bean will randomly die.
See, it looks like it could be hilarious but it also looks like it could suck. From the trailer I can't really tell if they are doing parody or not. It sort of looks like they are making it serious, which could terrible.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to feel about this one. It gives me an Expendables vibe with using people that don't have any experience in a combat zone.

Anonymous said...

Wow. So...this is a movie to help millionaires fantasize about being masculine? That's just gross on every level.

Aiddon said...

The HELL?

Taylor said...

Oh great, 'THE RICH'

I am so tired of using them as a villain. It's supposed to be this brilliant satire of wealth disparity... but what's the satire? "RICH PEOPLE EXIST AND THEY'RE IGNORANT!"

That's so vague as to be meaningless. These things don't exist to call attention to disparity, they exist to give the middle class yuppies a chance to mug at the screen and say "Wow, I'm glad I'M not part of the problem like these rich people, I bet once THEY stop being the problem everything will improve."

There's no context to it beyond setting up the most painful strawman parody of wealth for the most generic possible message of inequality is bad.

Anonymous said...

Good point, Taylor. People should stop criticizing the wealthy and powerful, and when they do, it should be as respectfully as possible. Remember: rich people are victims, like Christians and white people.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
SARCASM

Taylor said...

DURR HURR HURR ANON YOU'RE SO CLEVER!

Pay some attention moron, I don't care about having rich villains, I'm just annoyed by having extremely vague villains with no real context other than being the most generic kind of rich privileged so that smug middle class brats like yourself can have someone to push all blame off themselves on to.

Anonymous said...

Yep, you seem totally like the kind of guy who never shifts the blame or makes enormous, hateful generalizations. Wait, no, that was sarcasm also. I just can't seem to stop.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. What the fuck was up with the Jason Bourne style editing? That trailer actually gave me a headache.

Anonymous said...

This one snuck by because it rolls in front of YouTube videos, so five seconds are seen and the remainder is then skipped.

I dunno, I hope it is gonna be good. The font isn't very.

Graham said...

So...much...flashing...

They really should put a seizure warning on that trailer.