Watch: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' First Trailer Has Two Explosions

December 19, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Pain & Gain

After a couple cool posters with the muscles of Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, the first trailer for Michael Bay's lower budget action thriller Pain & Gain has arrived. It definitely looks just like one of Bay's films with the sweeping camera shots and hot color palettes, but there's significantly less explosions. There's still plenty of super models, and a tone that feels like dimwitted, muscular Bad Boys doing a heist, so it's not something completely different for Bay, but it doesn't look half bad. Wahlberg and Johnson seem to make a great team, and Anthony Mackie is thrown in the mix too with Ed Harris in pursuit. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Michael Bay's Pain & Gain originally from Yahoo:

Pain & Gain is directed by the one-and-only Michael Bay (Bad Boys I & II, The Rock, Armageddon, The Island, Transformers) from a script co-written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Chronicles of Narnia, Captain America) and Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity, "Life on Mars"). The original idea was based on an Miami New Times article by Pete Collins. Bay filmed Pain & Gain down in Miami, Florida earlier this year. The cast also includes Rebel Wilson, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub and Kurt Angle. Paramount will be releasing Pain & Gain starting April 26th next spring.

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Reader Feedback - 33 Comments


I'm in!

cg on Dec 19, 2012


I'm a sucker for Bad Boys and comedy infused action, but I think that looks pretty bad.

Matt Peloquin on Dec 19, 2012


Looks fantastic! Marky Mark is back looking jacked again.

Eli Manning on Dec 19, 2012


Love Wahlberg and Mackie, but this looks like typical Michael Bay garbage

Matt on Dec 19, 2012


I hate myself for saying this but I might actually see this movie.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 19, 2012


Just give me Bad Boys 3!!!

Matthew on Dec 19, 2012


Hells Bells YEAH!

DAVIDPD on Dec 19, 2012


Hands down the best thing about the trailer !!!

Tester on Dec 19, 2012


The Rock getting surprised by the explosion at 2:15!! LOLLLLL

TheRagingCajun on Dec 19, 2012


And here is Michael Bay's Magic Mike...

Chris on Dec 19, 2012


This is a fun movie that looks fun to watch. And I like the humor

Kwaz on Dec 19, 2012


I might go see this movie... or I might just go camping...

Akirakorn on Dec 19, 2012


I think I'll go straight to camping. Unfortunately I cannot get back the time I spent watching the trailer.

vasras on Dec 19, 2012


I'll see it as a looks kinda funny. What was that song at the beginning?

Xerxexx on Dec 19, 2012


this looks pretty great or fun even for me 🙂

Busted on Dec 19, 2012


Aesthetically this looks so uniquely Michael Bay, but actually even better looking than his usual! For a moment there it looked even serious, but then his humor was back 🙂

Davide Coppola on Dec 19, 2012


Much better than the big toy-robot-thingies saving the planet.

Nash on Dec 19, 2012


This is nothing like the real story...they left out a whole list of was way more people involved in this story than just the three main characters that are in this trailer...shame on you Michael Bay!This could have been your Fargo or Bank Job...

jah p on Dec 19, 2012


I love the fact that what ruined this movie for you was the fact that it wasn't 100% factual...not the fact that it was directed by Michael Bay

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 19, 2012


LOL!!!Good point!

jah p on Dec 19, 2012


I just read the real story after watching the trailer and the movie probably would have been way better if it were more true to life. But it couldn't have been a Michael Bay movie if they kept with the actual story.

Michael Escoto on Dec 19, 2012


The characters seem like the exaggerated stereotype cast from a grand theft auto game.

Cody W on Dec 19, 2012


this movie might be cool (i'm serious for once)

UnknownX on Dec 19, 2012


Is it possible that this could be worse than Transformers........Yup I believe it could. Can we please go back to te days when Bay made movies like The Rock?

Matt on Dec 19, 2012


if there is something I love it has to be the differences of Malick and Bay would anybody dream of the merger there between

Busted on Dec 19, 2012


Anthony Mackie ftw

Busted on Dec 19, 2012


Defo a late night watch with a hangover.

Carpola on Dec 19, 2012


Brokeback Mountain 2?

Nielsen700 on Dec 19, 2012


LOL this looks fucking awesome.

DoitaD on Dec 19, 2012


pretty cool. im going to maslomecz.

bogdan on Dec 19, 2012


neat 😀

redskulllives on Dec 20, 2012


uses music from judge dredd too!

Beanstalk on Dec 20, 2012


Ok so Mark Wahlberg looks hilariously blown up in this...what a silly guy, I can't take him seriously even when he does a great job acting (see The Fighter) he's still Markie Mark to me. And yes, this movie could easily be the worst thing ever, but if it is even as good as Bad Boys, I will leave the theater happy. Should be good for some intense (if not campy) action and a couple good laughs. The trailer makes it look at least that promising...also loved that they used "Crown on the Ground" by Sleigh Bells during the cut shots over South Beach.

Modest Complexity on Jan 9, 2013

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