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The trailer for Michael Bay's Pain and Gain is full of roid rage

Dec. 19, 2012by: Alex Maidy

I was not quite sure what to make of PAIN AND GAIN based on the posters or the behind the scenes images we have seen to date. Was it going to be a comedy or a drama or what? Based on this international trailer, it is a combination of both with some action thrown in for good measure.

This looks like the smallest film from Michael Bay in quite a long time, which is the understatement of the century. Any other director would have had this film be one of their biggest budget projects, but after what Bay has worked on with TRANSFORMERS, this is the equivalent of an indie film.

Plot: From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes PAIN AND GAIN, a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.

Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, and Ed Harris are welcome additions to the two main stars and actually make this look like it would be worthwhile to see. The comedy aspect of the film is my only question mark, but this could end up being BAD BOYS from the criminal perspective: loud, crude, violent, and still funny throughout.

PAIN AND GAIN opens April 26, 2013.

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2:13AM on 12/22/2012

I wish Bay would make

I wish Michael Bay would go back to directly films the way he did in early to mid 90s. I can't help but ask after watching this trailer and looking at the poster, "Is Michael Bay making fun of himself?"
I want this man to make a hell of a good popcorn film, but I don't know if we'll ever have anything great Michael Bay popcorn film like "The Rock" or "Armageddon". The only cool part of the trailer was that Ed Harris is in the film as the bad guy. Not excited for the film, but my fingers are
I wish Michael Bay would go back to directly films the way he did in early to mid 90s. I can't help but ask after watching this trailer and looking at the poster, "Is Michael Bay making fun of himself?"
I want this man to make a hell of a good popcorn film, but I don't know if we'll ever have anything great Michael Bay popcorn film like "The Rock" or "Armageddon". The only cool part of the trailer was that Ed Harris is in the film as the bad guy. Not excited for the film, but my fingers are crossed. Also I thought this was suppose to be a different kind of Michael Bay film, it looks like any other Bay film.
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3:38PM on 12/20/2012
Better than I would have expected. Wahlberg looks like he'll be hysterical. Not convincing enough to see it in the theater though.
Better than I would have expected. Wahlberg looks like he'll be hysterical. Not convincing enough to see it in the theater though.
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2:39PM on 12/20/2012
I'd watch this. I think it looks like it could really be fun. Good cast poking fun at muscle-heads (in some ways it feels like it's a parody of Michael Bay-brand masculinity). Interesting to see these days what his style can do for regular-sized people.
I'd watch this. I think it looks like it could really be fun. Good cast poking fun at muscle-heads (in some ways it feels like it's a parody of Michael Bay-brand masculinity). Interesting to see these days what his style can do for regular-sized people.
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12:31PM on 12/20/2012
I know it's Michael Bay but I'm gonna go out and say it...

Honestly, I'm impressed with this trailer. Look like Bay is going back to Bad Boys days.
I know it's Michael Bay but I'm gonna go out and say it...

Honestly, I'm impressed with this trailer. Look like Bay is going back to Bad Boys days.
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9:46AM on 12/20/2012

Looks fun

refreshing to see Bay get away from those robots finally, plus Rock and Wahlberg look like a kickass duo, im down for this one.
refreshing to see Bay get away from those robots finally, plus Rock and Wahlberg look like a kickass duo, im down for this one.
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6:22AM on 12/20/2012
Mr. Bay, please stop making Transformers movies and concentrate on these types of cool, fun, funny, original (looking) crime/action films.
Mr. Bay, please stop making Transformers movies and concentrate on these types of cool, fun, funny, original (looking) crime/action films.
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4:03AM on 12/20/2012
A lot of times when people get beefed up it's like when a girl gets a new haircut - I just can't tell the difference. I thought Mark Wahlberg has been this buff for the last 20 years. I'm not saying he doesn't look buff. I'm saying he always looks buff in every movie.
A lot of times when people get beefed up it's like when a girl gets a new haircut - I just can't tell the difference. I thought Mark Wahlberg has been this buff for the last 20 years. I'm not saying he doesn't look buff. I'm saying he always looks buff in every movie.
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3:17AM on 12/20/2012
I'm getting kind of a "Bad Boys" meets "Burn After Reading" vibe from this. Intriguing.
I'm getting kind of a "Bad Boys" meets "Burn After Reading" vibe from this. Intriguing.
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2:07AM on 12/20/2012
This looks like one HELL of a fun movie
This looks like one HELL of a fun movie
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11:51PM on 12/19/2012
It looks fun from two actors that i really like that have good charisma always in there films.
It looks fun from two actors that i really like that have good charisma always in there films.
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11:40PM on 12/19/2012

Old School

This is old school Michael Bay. Everybody keeps digging on him for Transformers, but they forget how good Bad Boys and The Rock were. Not excatly Oscar worthy films, but fun quality films. I'm looking forward to it. Looks funny, and Marky Mark and the Rock, plus Tony Shalhoub could be comedy gold.
This is old school Michael Bay. Everybody keeps digging on him for Transformers, but they forget how good Bad Boys and The Rock were. Not excatly Oscar worthy films, but fun quality films. I'm looking forward to it. Looks funny, and Marky Mark and the Rock, plus Tony Shalhoub could be comedy gold.
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8:27PM on 12/19/2012
I don't get it. What's the story exactly? Trailer isn't very clear. Also, is it an action movie, drama, comedy...? Not much impressed me in the trailer outside Wahlberg's physique.
I don't get it. What's the story exactly? Trailer isn't very clear. Also, is it an action movie, drama, comedy...? Not much impressed me in the trailer outside Wahlberg's physique.
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3:43PM on 12/20/2012
Bah Humbug
Bah Humbug
6:55PM on 12/20/2012
Ask Arrow, he'll tell ya ;)
Ask Arrow, he'll tell ya ;)
3:58PM on 12/19/2012
double post, my mistake. there needs to be a delete button soon.
double post, my mistake. there needs to be a delete button soon.
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3:58PM on 12/19/2012
At first, I didn't understand what this movie wanted to be, but by the end of the trailer I can say I'm interested.
At first, I didn't understand what this movie wanted to be, but by the end of the trailer I can say I'm interested.
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3:38PM on 12/19/2012

bad feeling

i want this to be good for the rock.....but it doesnt look good.
i want this to be good for the rock.....but it doesnt look good.
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