Summit Entertainment has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "Snitch" action thriller, starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, and Barry Pepper. Check it out below.
Plot: Dwayne Johnson plays a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a crime and is sentenced to 10 years in jail. In order to clear his son's name, he dangerously goes undercover and risks everything, including his own life, to reduce his son's sentence. Based on a true story.
The new movie is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) and is set to hit theaters on February 22nd, 2013.
The Rock can hold his own in the acting department, has the charisma (the camera loves the f*cker), and is a pretty good physical action star, but his choice in roles haven't been the best.
Also, part of the problem is The Rock's looks. Back in the 80s big muscles & superhuman abilities were the order of the day, but now the audience wants someone they can identify with as the regular man triumphs over the extraordinary, unsurmountable odds, only relying on his smarts...that's what makes McClane and Indiana Jones so popular.
When Stallone/ Ahnuld plays a part, they always has to be with drama, leading questionable morals or have a big issue to overcome.
Ahnuld/ Stallone, has survived today's movies since they running on fumes of his past Bockblusters.
Basically put, The Rock was unlucky enough to be born in the wrong decade.
This also does not help that The Rock hasn't headlined a major blockbuster as the protagonist.
Look at it this way, The Rock's "successful" flicks like FASTER or like possibly this SNITCH is like Ahnuld's level of COLLATERAL DAMAGE or ERASER in his .
sedibuswrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 4:11:33 AM
I must admit that I barely enjoyed this Ahnuld analog at times and only in the Rundown, but fairly, the only other film I tolerate his acting was in the very ambitious but badly wasted and sadly half-baked film it is Southland Tales, very wasted feature.
McQueenwrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 4:50:42 AM
Looks quite average for an action film.
MANGOMANIACwrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 6:35:26 AM
Mini mink! I suggested u do some digging, friendly. Now I'm telling u to f*cking do it bitch!
MANGOMANIACwrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 6:36:41 AM
"Looks quite average for an action film."
And u look quite average for a human being.
Kurskijwrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 6:43:40 AM
Decent stunt work.
Cannonwrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 8:10:28 AM
Jesus. How is it that Susan Sarandon still looks insanely f*cking hot? She's, like, 70 or something.
I bet the Rock was hittin' it off-set.
SACdaddywrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 9:30:26 AM
meh.....I'll wait for Fast Six.
The Rock needs to make a post apoc. film like Book of Eli or Mad Max where he roams the Earth acting a fool and kicking ass. Instead of using him as the typical silent type that usually leads these kinds of movies, they should let him use his wild personality and charisma and play the part somewhat crazy. I'd just love to see a film that allows him to talk sh*t the way he did in his WWE prime. Throw in some zombies for him to tear apart just for sh*ts and giggles (and a hard R rating). Maybe something like a Zombieland sequel.
I would go for a c*cky, "motormouth" Rock movie like in WWE. Pretty good departure if you ask me. I think he could pull it off...as for the apoc, meh. It's being done by too many, like a genre all by itself.
SACdaddywrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 12:20:06 PM
ok forget the post apoc, but keep the zombies :)
Tanman32123writes: on November 22nd, 2012 at 1:30:08 PM
hey mink, you got a link to that video? I'd watch that!
Tanman32123writes: on November 22nd, 2012 at 1:33:58 PM
Walking tall was very good, same with the rundown.. I can't recall the last action film bando liked lol
Mudderswrites: on November 22nd, 2012 at 7:27:24 PM
whats with all the stick on goatees in this trailer???
thisisntmewrites: on November 23rd, 2012 at 1:44:46 AM