Michael Madsen in Trailer for Action Comedy 'Welcome to Acapulco'
"Do as I say, or we're both dead." Momentum Pictures has debuted a trailer for a new action comedy titled Welcome to Acapulco, made by Cuban filmmaker Guillermo Iván (of Bolaetrapo, Blue Family, Habana Instant). The tropical crime plot involves a kid who ends up in landing Acapulco, Mexico instead of New Mexico. As soon as he lands, he finds himself on the run from high-powered criminals, deadly hitmen and the Feds, all looking for a mysterious package that he has allegedly smuggled through customs yet knows nothing about. Mike Kingsbaker stars as Matt Booth, and the cast includes Michael Madsen, William Baldwin, Bradley Gregg, Ana Serradilla, Ana Layevska, Zach Rose, Guillermo Garcia, Maria Elena Heredia, and Loris Curci. This looks ridiculous (and we've seen before anyway) but entertaining.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Guillermo Iván's Welcome to Acapulco, from YouTube:
Video game designer Matt Booth has one shot to save his career by unveiling his biggest project yet at the Video Game Awards in New Mexico. But after running into a friend at the airport and having a little too much to drink before his flight, he ends up in ACTUAL Mexico - specifically, Acapulco. As soon as he lands, he finds himself on the run from high-powered criminals, deadly hitmen and the Feds, all looking for a mysterious package that he has allegedly smuggled through customs yet knows nothing about. Partnering with a badass, beautiful femme fatale and channeling his inner video game action hero, the pair unravels a conspiracy that could shake the foundation of America, maybe even the world. Welcome to Acapulco is directed by Cuban filmmaker Guillermo Iván, of the films Carrusel, Bolaetrapo, Blue Family, Habana Instant, and The Strike previously. The screenplay is written by Garry Charles, from a story by Loris Curci and Magarditch Halvadjian. Momentum will release Welcome to Acapulco in select US theaters this spring.
It's likely I'll never see this, and probably will forget it exists by this evening. But Madsen is always fun, Sorvino is solid, and there's a lesser-Baldwin. So that's something.
grimjob on Feb 8, 2019
Yea, but they are all has-beens who very work anymore and don't get cast in legitimate films. This looks like a bad B-Movie. Too bad regarding Madsen as he was an interesting presence and actor. He made a huge mistake in turning down Tarantino to play the Travolta role in Pulp Fiction. It was just a dumb thing to do and it would have really been a huge boost to his career when that movie ended up doing so well. Like I said, too bad. He never really fully recovered from rejecting that part and never really got cast in anything comparable to it. I worked on a film where he played the bad guy...made for TV thing many years ago. He was an interesting, very aloof dude and not easy to connect with.
thespiritbo on Feb 8, 2019
I'm glad he turned down that part, would have made a completely different movie, and I suspect not nearly as good.
grimjob on Feb 8, 2019
Not the way I see it. I can't stand Travolta and never have been able to and haven't forgiven Tarantino for re-vitaliziing his career by casting him in the part. Then again, I didn't like the film and have not liked anything of Tarantino's so I and my opinion on these matters should be taken with a grain of salt. I do, or did, like Madsen's work though. Even though I hated the film Madsen did do with Tarantino I like him in it; his performance. He's an interesting actor, but got in his own way career-wise. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Feb 9, 2019
Not a fan of Travolta either, really. Is this you Bo? Did you change your name?
grimjob on Feb 10, 2019
Straight to the Wal-mart bargain bin for this POS.
THE_RAW_ on Feb 8, 2019
Unsure what's worse - the lackluster, low-energy of the trailer or the lazy photoshop work of the poster
HarrisonFordsCheerfulBrother on Feb 8, 2019
Style of acting that could be called anti-acting. I'm sure it's a thing among some people ...
shiboleth on Feb 8, 2019
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