Broken City Movie Trailer Review
Broken City Movie Trailer Review – We’ve all seen our fair share of crime drama-thrillers, some of which changed the landscape of the film industry as we know it: ‘The Departed’, ‘Scarface’, ‘Goodfellas’, ‘The Usual Suspects’, the list goes on and on. Director Allen Hughes (‘The Book of Eli’, ‘From Hell’) and the previously-unknown writer Brian Tucker appear to have fielded a new film that shares that pedigree: ‘Broken City’. At first glance, it’s impossible to ignore the quality of the cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russel Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and one of my personal favorites: Jeffrey Wright (‘Source Code’, ‘Casino Royale’, ‘The Manchurian Candidate’). With that kind of cast, how could you possibly go wrong? Scratch that, my fault: ‘The Expendables’, ‘The Expendables 2’. Anyway, onto the trailer:
Crowe: “Some wars you fight, and some wars you walk away from. This is the fighting kind.”
It appears that Billy (Wahlberg) is a seasoned SWAT officer who has a reputation for getting physical while getting the job done. If you were wondering– yes, this appears to be another film where Mark is frequently beating people to a pulp while asking rhetorical questions. (“Do you know who I am?”) Surprise! We then discover that Mayor Nicholas (Crowe) is running for re-election in New York City, based on the premise that he’s changed things for the better. His speech begs the question: how bad was it before this guy took office? We then discover that there’s more to Crowe’s character than his political agenda: Nicholas recruits Billy, a ‘hero’ in his book, to become a private investigator to spy on (Read: “hunt”) his allegedly unfaithful wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Billy and his assistant are utterly shocked when they discover the identity of the man involved, and are reluctant to hand over the documents to Nicholas. Ultimately, we discover that Nicholas had a master plan after all. By using what we presume is footage of Billy murdering another individual in cold blood, Crowe attempts to manipulate Wahlberg into doing his dirty work for him. (“Did you ever think of why I chose you? Because I own you.”) Just like other movies of its type, it looks like ‘Broken City’ will demand your attention for its full duration, all while racking up a pretty high body count. Obviously it won’t be a genre-changer, but count me in! ‘Broken City’ is slated to premier January 18th, 2013, and I know where I’ll be that night.
Zeta-Jones: “He’s a dangerous man, Billy.”
Wahlberg: “He only knows people who kill people.”
From IMDb: “An ex-cop trailing the wife of New York City’s mayor finds himself immersed in a larger scandal.”