"Cop Out": Movie Trailer Review

12/28/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

The trailer for Kevin Smith’s upcoming “Cop Out,” formerly titled “A Couple of Dicks,” stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.  It finally has arrived.

In “Cop Out,” Willis and Morgan play two veteran cops who are tracking down a stolen vintage baseball card. On the chase, they rescue Gabriela (Ana de la Reguera) while dealing with gangsters and their money laundering.

The trailer shows off that the film has the makings of the usual "Buddy Cop" movie, with Willis and Morgan bickering at each other like Riggs and Murtaugh. There are a few pretty witty moments in the trailer, but nothing here is amazing. The trailer also has a lot of Seann William Scott, which to me might be a good thing for once.

This is the first feature film that Smith has directed from a script that isn't his own (it was written by the Cullen brothers), and it shows. While the trailer is funny, there is something missing from it--an edge, perhaps?--which I think has to do with the fact that Smith didn’t conceive this project on his own.

I still have high hopes for this project--pairing Smith with the super-hilarious Tracy Morgan is inspired. Anyone who watches “30 Rock” knows that Morgan can deliver laughs, and let’s not forget that Bruce Willis started his career in comedy (“Moonlighting”).

Earlier this year, Smith described why he wanted to direct the film: “The Cullen brothers are dialogue crazy--the whole movie is like cops who are practically married but not actually, and, I mean, that's right up my alley. It's like Dante and Randal as cops.”

Hearing that from Smith makes me a little more confident in the project.

“Cop Out” will be released February 26, 2010.

View the trailer for "Cop Out" below.  What are you throughts?

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  1. Douglas327 said...

    I agree with Matt's review of this trailer. It did lack an edge. I am a fan of both Willis and Morgan. I really do want to see this movie.