20th Century Fox just unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming "Secret Service" film, which is based on a comic book by Mark Millar and stars Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton. Check it out below.
The story follows a secret agent named Uncle Jack (Firth) as he trains his troubled nephew (Egerton) in the art of espionage. Jackson plays the villain and Caine as the head of the spy agency.
"Secret Service" is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) and is set to hit theaters on November 24th.
Saw an early screening of Days of Future Past and... wow... child molesters can direct I'll give you that. Not to insult you Mink but according to Darthmaul I think you could replace Bryan Singer as the next X Men director now that Singer is facing legal issues. Awesome post credits scene.
1. Mark Millar writes like a fourteen year-old sadist.
2. Colin who? Well at least it's not Colin Farrell.
3. Sam Jackson is in everything. They should just name every movie Sam Jackson's Movie # whatever it is.
4. Vaughn is decent but I've seen but one of his films.
Watching the trailer....BRAH! BRAH! BRAH! Oh look, it's a Nolan movie. And then Vanilla Ice. 25 shots of young Michael Caine and Ice Ice Baby. 35. 55. Some James Bond Q/MIB crap. Michael CAINE! Professor X speaking to the X Men. Pisotrious, the blade runner, the guy who killed his girlfriend. Sam motherf*cking Jackson.
From what I've seen (four episodes), the colors are way off. Looks almost black and white. Everything is a shade of gray. Even the f*cking white looks like it just came out of an old photo of Abraham Lincoln taking a sh*t. Really ugly to watch. They did something similar with Season 7 and 8 after Surnow left, but not this bad. Hell: even Sherlock has superior coloring. They need to fire the f*cking cinematographer and the color grader imo.
And it's all ugly and angry. Even Chloe is skulking around because, as we learn, her husband and son were killed as retribution for setting Jack free, as if he didn't have enough reasons to hate living.
Also, the supporting characters are garbage. Bratt's wasted. He's in there for two seconds and then gone. Strahovski's there just to move the show along only when needed which means she's just a MacGuffin, or a Heimlic maneuver for a choking story. Chloe looks old and really tired. The leader of Open Cell has no purpose either, just acts like a d*ck because he's written as a d*ck. No ulterior agenda. And the black CIA agent is useless, no surprise, but they could have given us another Curtis, who was pretty awesome. This guy just barks every fifteen minutes and provides no impetus to the episode.
Then there's the villains who are not so much frightening as boring. There's Mother Monster, the old bag who has no other reason for killing a bunch of innocent people than revenge for the death of her camel-humping husband. She should do more than snarl every scene. Give us some menacing glares like Marwan. And the daughter, who plays a whore and loses a finger because the audience has been conditioned to hate her doesn't add much either except to reinforce the notion Brits and peroxide need an introduction. And the Muslim who has a change of heart because we all know its okay to portray whites as blood-thirsty monsters but never ever some dark-skinned guy who hails from the hotbed of actual terrorism.
Bah. Fire the f*cking writers too.
And I thought a shorter format would give the viewer more action, but that appears to not be the case at all. Not only does it appear there's less action than a normal 45 minute full-length-season episode, there's also far less time to build things up and create machinations that push and pull and drive the action. There's no down for the up, no rest for the rush, no lull before the storm.
Admittedly, episode 4 was better than the last three, but the problems remain. FOX should have rethought this sh*t. They should have pushed for a f*cking movie or gone back to the 24 episodes.
Finally...Heller's an *sshole. I knew that from season 4, but he's really taking *sshole to an entire new plateau here; I'm actually rooting for jack to fail and the "terrorists" to succeed, just to know his character is snuffed out like a bad fart in a windstorm.
Just cancel this nihilistic mop-water garbage and let me enjoy my four or five excellent first-run season in peace.
Yes, he also wrote for The Equalizer and Miami Vice, Wiseguy and Nowhere Man.
"On February 13, 2008, Surnow announced that he planned to resign his position as producer of 24 to pursue other projects. While Surnow was creatively involved in the production of the first eight episodes of Season 7 produced before the WGA strike, he had no involvement in the remaining sixteen."