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Bruce Willis teaming with (sigh) Paul Walker and 50 Cent for Set Up

11.09.2010

Damnit Bruce Willis, I thought you were learning your lesson. After THE EXPENDABLES and RED, I thought maybe you were getting your action movie career back on track, but now you're enlisting with Paul Walker and 50 Cent for a heist film. Not good.

It's called SET UP and it's about a group of friends thrust into the middle of a diamond heist gone awry. I think it's probably safe to assume they are SET UP. The film is written and directed by Mike Gunther who is a prominent Hollywood stunt coordinator who worked with Willis on LIVE FREE AND DIE HARD, but has never actually directed a film. Guess Willis owed him a favor?

I wish I could envision this being good, but I just can't. Not from that description, title and cast list at least. Maybe I'm prejudiced against rapper-actors (50) and cardboard-actors (Walker), but it just doesn't seem like the best call for Willis, who lately hasn't been making the best career moves with COP OUT and SURROGATES recently in his rear view. RED was somewhat of a return to form for him, but I think he could be taking a step backward here.

I will be curious to see what a movie looks like when helmed and written by a stunt coordinator, maybe we'll get some wicked action scenes at the very least?

Extra Tidbit: But I now think 50 Cent is awesome
Source: Variety

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11:35PM on 11/12/2010
Willis needs to be the bad guy more. He'd be a great LEX LUTHOR in a SUPERMAN film that was actually worth it's weight.
Willis needs to be the bad guy more. He'd be a great LEX LUTHOR in a SUPERMAN film that was actually worth it's weight.
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10:49PM on 11/11/2010
Willis needs to be the bad guy more. He'd be a great LEX LUTHOR in a SUPERMAN film that was actually worth it's weight.
Willis needs to be the bad guy more. He'd be a great LEX LUTHOR in a SUPERMAN film that was actually worth it's weight.
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7:10PM on 11/11/2010
Hey now I love Paul Walker hes awesome! Hes made way better movies than Bruce in the past 5 years.
Hey now I love Paul Walker hes awesome! Hes made way better movies than Bruce in the past 5 years.
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10:14AM on 11/10/2010

Homework?

Obviously you don't know how to read. Mike Gunther directed a movie last year called "Beatdown". Clearly this "stunt coordinator" is a better writer than you are. His movie is being distributed through Lionsgate.. and your article is on Joblo.com? Guess you couldn't get a real journalism job.
Obviously you don't know how to read. Mike Gunther directed a movie last year called "Beatdown". Clearly this "stunt coordinator" is a better writer than you are. His movie is being distributed through Lionsgate.. and your article is on Joblo.com? Guess you couldn't get a real journalism job.
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3:39AM on 11/10/2010
uhm, paul walker is good/great. Better than half the cast of the Expendables (well, or even third). But yeah, 50 Cent obviously is a bad sign.
uhm, paul walker is good/great. Better than half the cast of the Expendables (well, or even third). But yeah, 50 Cent obviously is a bad sign.
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1:41AM on 11/10/2010
I thought Paul Walker was great in Pleasantville.
I thought Paul Walker was great in Pleasantville.
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12:25AM on 11/10/2010

Walker was the bomb in Running Scared yo!

Seriously that man was truly fantastic in Running Scared. I watch that movie and forget that it's even Paul Walker because I've never seen him reach that level in any other film. Dude definitely needs the right director to help him tap into that potential. But he could have a very interesting career. He definitely reminds me of Chris Evans who I thought was terrible until one role (sunshine) made me realize he has potential. Now I'm excited to see where he goes with the Captain
Seriously that man was truly fantastic in Running Scared. I watch that movie and forget that it's even Paul Walker because I've never seen him reach that level in any other film. Dude definitely needs the right director to help him tap into that potential. But he could have a very interesting career. He definitely reminds me of Chris Evans who I thought was terrible until one role (sunshine) made me realize he has potential. Now I'm excited to see where he goes with the Captain
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10:47PM on 11/09/2010

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50 cent is horrible, like..wow bad. Paul walker isn't all bad, and I think opposite Bruce willis he'll pull it off.
50 cent is horrible, like..wow bad. Paul walker isn't all bad, and I think opposite Bruce willis he'll pull it off.
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9:03PM on 11/09/2010
The only credit I give Paul Walker is Running Scared. Two things that dropped my jaw; his acting, and the discovery that he -could- actually act.
The only credit I give Paul Walker is Running Scared. Two things that dropped my jaw; his acting, and the discovery that he -could- actually act.
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7:00PM on 11/09/2010

IS BRUCE COMPETING WITH...

Samuel L. Jackson to see who can be in more movies before they die or somethin'? Seriouly those 2 are in like a dozen movies a year.
Samuel L. Jackson to see who can be in more movies before they die or somethin'? Seriouly those 2 are in like a dozen movies a year.
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6:55PM on 11/09/2010
Bruce: You're career is near direct to DVD land. This project is more proof of that.
Bruce: You're career is near direct to DVD land. This project is more proof of that.
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6:50PM on 11/09/2010
Bruce: You're career is near direct to DVD land. This project is more proof of that.
Bruce: You're career is near direct to DVD land. This project is more proof of that.
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6:40PM on 11/09/2010

Lets reserve judgement until a trailer hits the webs...

It is probably a hit or miss. I think we should give it the benefit of the doubt. As for all the Paul Walker hate, I thought Running Scared was fairly entertaining and there is definite potential here.
It is probably a hit or miss. I think we should give it the benefit of the doubt. As for all the Paul Walker hate, I thought Running Scared was fairly entertaining and there is definite potential here.
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6:05PM on 11/09/2010
Running Scared wasn't all that great. Yeah, I said it.
Running Scared wasn't all that great. Yeah, I said it.
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5:33PM on 11/09/2010
This isn't a new thing, Bruce Willis has always made a good film, then gone to do a shit film, then returned to form with another good film, then cashed a paycheck by making a shit one, so on and so on........
This isn't a new thing, Bruce Willis has always made a good film, then gone to do a shit film, then returned to form with another good film, then cashed a paycheck by making a shit one, so on and so on........
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5:14PM on 11/09/2010

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i feel the same with the author about the other supporting cast, but SURROGATES was sick! it was a solid story and and visual effects were well done. What else do you want, to be baby fed by the directors while you watch it.. I dont see you doing any better lol
i feel the same with the author about the other supporting cast, but SURROGATES was sick! it was a solid story and and visual effects were well done. What else do you want, to be baby fed by the directors while you watch it.. I dont see you doing any better lol
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4:20PM on 11/09/2010
I'm more disappointed in Walker. The guy has potential, yet is letting it go to waste. As for Willis, I'd like to see him do something out of character for once (yeah wear a wig, whatever helps).
I'm more disappointed in Walker. The guy has potential, yet is letting it go to waste. As for Willis, I'd like to see him do something out of character for once (yeah wear a wig, whatever helps).
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4:08PM on 11/09/2010

PAUL is good news

All you Paul Walker haters should watch RUNNING SCARED to see that the guy has chops, especially in bad ass gritty action flicks. He has a lot to give us, so quit the hating.

50 Cent on the other hand... I can't talk 'cause I haven't seen any of his acting work, but musicians turned actors never inspire excitement.
All you Paul Walker haters should watch RUNNING SCARED to see that the guy has chops, especially in bad ass gritty action flicks. He has a lot to give us, so quit the hating.

50 Cent on the other hand... I can't talk 'cause I haven't seen any of his acting work, but musicians turned actors never inspire excitement.
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4:49PM on 11/09/2010
Of course, one acceptable performance among more than a dozen bad ones makes him a reliable actor.
Of course, one acceptable performance among more than a dozen bad ones makes him a reliable actor.
3:43PM on 11/09/2010
Why Bruce why??

But what you get when stunt coordinators direct is flicks like Punisher: War Zone, with crazy stunts and awesome blood and guts...balls. Threw that in there to avoid the rhyme
Why Bruce why??

But what you get when stunt coordinators direct is flicks like Punisher: War Zone, with crazy stunts and awesome blood and guts...balls. Threw that in there to avoid the rhyme
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3:39PM on 11/09/2010

"Expendables" sucked my nuts. "RED" was good though.

"RED" was funny, action-packed, but felt like it should've been R.

As for this I'll reserve judgment till a trailer.
"RED" was funny, action-packed, but felt like it should've been R.

As for this I'll reserve judgment till a trailer.
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3:22PM on 11/09/2010
"Not good."

You know what was not good ? The Expandables and Red.
"Not good."

You know what was not good ? The Expandables and Red.
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3:21PM on 11/09/2010
I love heist movies. Sounds cool to me.
I love heist movies. Sounds cool to me.
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3:12PM on 11/09/2010
*sigh*... *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh*... Enough said.
*sigh*... *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* *sigh*... Enough said.
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2:57PM on 11/09/2010
where I live (Harlem) Bruce has more street cred than 50.
where I live (Harlem) Bruce has more street cred than 50.
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2:24PM on 11/09/2010
Actually sounds pretty good considering the talent that is going to be in this.
Actually sounds pretty good considering the talent that is going to be in this.
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2:06PM on 11/09/2010

Why the Walker hate?

If Paul Walker can emulate anything he delivered in Running Scared then I'm sold.
If Paul Walker can emulate anything he delivered in Running Scared then I'm sold.
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2:43PM on 11/09/2010
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