Six new clips from Gangster Squad showcase crotch-burning violence
GANGSTER SQUAD may be the best movie to be released in January...ever. Usually the dumping ground for crappy studio mistakes, the movie was delayed due to controversy surrounding the Aurora theater shooting but now will have no real competition at the box office.
These six new clips showcase the violent core of the movie including Ryan Gosling going all DRIVE on a guy by pouring acid on his balls. Damn, that is f*cked up. The other clips feature Josh Brolin using a table to beat the shit out of some guys and a lot of speeches.
Plot: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop... except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.
These clips do have a glossy, superficial look to them that worries me that this is going to be a bit cartoony and not enough like THE UNTOUCHABLES or L.A. CONFIDENTIAL. But, I will still give the movie a shot.