Second Trailer for Action Movie '21 Bridges' with Chadwick Boseman
"What is going on here?" "That's what I'm trying to figure out." STX Entertainment has released a second trailer for the NYC action thriller 21 Bridges. This trailer debuted at Comic-Con as a surprise, revealed by the Russo Brothers who produced it. The title is a reference to the decision in the movie, during a citywide manhunt, to shut down and block off all 21 bridges that access Manhattan (and all the tunnels and trains). Chadwick Boseman stars as a disgraced detective seeking redemption who gets into the massive manhunt for a cop killer which leads him to discover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire. The big ensemble cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Keith David, Stephan James, Dale Pavinski, Gary Carr, Victoria Cartagena, and Toby Hemingway. This trailer is leaning heavily on The Dark Knight and TDK Rises, feeling very similar to when they shut down Gotham for those city-wide manhunts. I dig that vibe for this, I just hope the film lives up to the hype of this trailer.
Here's the second trailer (from Comic-Con) for Brian Kirk's 21 Bridges, direct from STX's YouTube:
Follows a disgraced detective (Boseman) in the NYPD who is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history - no exit or entry to the island including all 21 bridges. 21 Bridges, originally titled 17 Bridges, is directed by Irish filmmaker Brian Kirk, director of the film Middletown previously, as well as TV episodes for "Game of Thrones" and "Penny Dreadful". The screenplay is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Adam Mervis. STX will open Kirk's 21 Bridges in theaters everywhere starting September 27th, 2019 later this fall. How's it looking? Better?
Now that Captain America is gone, Winter Soldier is going to help him to solve this. I'm sure of this ...
shiboleth on Jul 19, 2019
I really dug Bozeman's chain wielding movie. This looks quite good too.
DAVIDPD on Jul 19, 2019
I really want to like this more. I wish Michael Mann had directed. Everybody, everything, every shot just looks too clean.
kitano0 on Jul 19, 2019
Yea, I agree...and the lead actor is rather bland. I felt while watching the trailer that if you've seen one of these you've seen them all. I also kept thinking of McQueen in Bullit and how you couldn't take your eyes off him as he was so intense and riveting and present. This ain't no Bullit and this actor is no McQueen.
thespiritbo on Jul 19, 2019
The references to Bullit are interesting...although I have no problem with Boseman at all, and this certainly isn't a character study. This is a good premise, but think how much better it could look if it had a "French Connection" grit about it. Or even a "Heat" vibe. We're just spoiled, man.
kitano0 on Jul 19, 2019
I won't argue with being spoiled as I most certainly am. I guess my Bullit reference is my being spoiled by actors and leading men like McQueen which were authentic and even riveting in comparison to today's leading men. I've nothing against Boseman...only that he holds no interest for me. Actors like Tom Hardy and Matthias Schoenaerts hold my interest, that's for sure.
thespiritbo on Jul 20, 2019
I'm up for a good old fashion gritty cop actiondrama flick. Emphasis on the "good". If so, and it appears to be so far, I am very in.
LightningB on Jul 20, 2019
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