I showed my discontent with the teaser poster for Parker earlier this week and thought it looked barebones, corny, and amateurish. I have to say the first trailer has swayed me slightly, but still hasn’t changed my mind on the decision to include Jennifer Lopez in the cast. And apparently I forgot to mention that the film is based on a book but that doesn’t matter to me. Parker still looks like your run of the mill revenge film. Take a look for yourself after the jump.
If you put Statham in it he will kick ass. That’s the creed of the film industry and this one looks like it stands by that. I went into watching this trailer with one hand over my eye, scared to see if the film would look good. I was pleased to see that it appears action packed, and I guess I have something to watch this January. Lopez looks like she’s been miscast as a real estate agent and is out of place with the rest of the cast. I hate to say it, but I’m open to seeing her performance.
Something that didn’t hit me until now is that the film looks like any other Statham film released in the years prior. I’m waiting for someone to splice together every Statham action film trailer thus far. The challenge is to find out which scene is which film. I’m okay with that, though. I wouldn’t say that I’ll be first in line to see this, but I might be there the Wednesday after it comes out. Parker is set to release this January 25th.