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Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling make the trailer for Gangster Squad look ass-kickingly good

May. 9, 2012by: Niki Stephens

I've really been in need of a good gangster movie. This might be the one I'm looking for.

The trailer for THE GANGSTER SQUAD looks awesome. Sean Penn is my favorite kind of villain aside from Gary Oldman. Also, when was the T-1000 cast in this? I must have missed that one, but I am freaking excited to see him among this great group of actors.

You've really gotta see this trailer. Check it out below.

Synopsis: 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. "Gangster Squad" is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

Extra Tidbit: After seeing this trailer, which film are you more excited for: GANGSTER SQUAD or LAWLESS?
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5:20PM on 05/11/2012
This looks far better. Both films look good, but this has the better cast. Looks like a very solid LA crime caper in the way of Untouchables and LA Confidential. Looking forward to it. And is it just me, or does someone like seeing Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone get it on?
This looks far better. Both films look good, but this has the better cast. Looks like a very solid LA crime caper in the way of Untouchables and LA Confidential. Looking forward to it. And is it just me, or does someone like seeing Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone get it on?
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9:29PM on 05/10/2012
Wow look at that cast & it looks good & i love gangster movies, but for the love of God please change that title, it sounds like a kids movie.
Wow look at that cast & it looks good & i love gangster movies, but for the love of God please change that title, it sounds like a kids movie.
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5:01PM on 05/10/2012

Gary Oldman?

Uh... is Gary Oldman in this? Headline claims so...
Uh... is Gary Oldman in this? Headline claims so...
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4:25PM on 05/10/2012

Having an Untouchables vibe...

is just the right way for any gangster film.

Lawless is looking a more personal and character driven to me. This one is a bit too....flashy.
is just the right way for any gangster film.

Lawless is looking a more personal and character driven to me. This one is a bit too....flashy.
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3:07PM on 05/10/2012

Needy much?

This trailer is trying way too hard to tell me how cool the characters are. Take it easy.

L.A. Confidential got the cool factor just right, and that didn't depend on flashy, inconsistent tone and telegraphing badassery.
This trailer is trying way too hard to tell me how cool the characters are. Take it easy.

L.A. Confidential got the cool factor just right, and that didn't depend on flashy, inconsistent tone and telegraphing badassery.
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10:49AM on 05/10/2012
That Jay Z song shouldn't have been in there, but still, excellent trailer. Did they touched Penn's face up with some CGI in a few of those scenes? Reminded me of Marv from Sin City.
That Jay Z song shouldn't have been in there, but still, excellent trailer. Did they touched Penn's face up with some CGI in a few of those scenes? Reminded me of Marv from Sin City.
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10:33AM on 05/10/2012

Looks awesome!

Kinda wish they weren't sold on the title though. Gangster Squad sounds like a cheesy 70's TV show.
Kinda wish they weren't sold on the title though. Gangster Squad sounds like a cheesy 70's TV show.
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9:47AM on 05/10/2012
Though the Jay-Z feels WAY out of place, this looks great. It helps I've ben waiting for this since it was announced. A good old-fashioned gangster movie just makes me feel all warm inside. Sean Penn looks terrific. I'm actually surprised there haven't been more movies about Mickey Cohen. The only one that comes to mind is "Bugsy," though he figured prominently in James Ellroy's work. Then again, that was all a pretty dark chapter of L.A.'s history.
Though the Jay-Z feels WAY out of place, this looks great. It helps I've ben waiting for this since it was announced. A good old-fashioned gangster movie just makes me feel all warm inside. Sean Penn looks terrific. I'm actually surprised there haven't been more movies about Mickey Cohen. The only one that comes to mind is "Bugsy," though he figured prominently in James Ellroy's work. Then again, that was all a pretty dark chapter of L.A.'s history.
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9:34AM on 05/10/2012

amped

cant wait
cant wait
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7:30AM on 05/10/2012

From the director of

Zombieland and 30 Minutes Or Less. Yikes. 1 great one, 1 piece of shit, this could be a disaster
Zombieland and 30 Minutes Or Less. Yikes. 1 great one, 1 piece of shit, this could be a disaster
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6:13AM on 05/10/2012
Penn's "new face" looks good, but it feels weird. I can imagine that the makeup might distract me everytime he's in the frame.
Penn's "new face" looks good, but it feels weird. I can imagine that the makeup might distract me everytime he's in the frame.
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6:09AM on 05/10/2012

Lawless comes first

But this looks fun too. What a great movie year this is turning out to be...
But this looks fun too. What a great movie year this is turning out to be...
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4:48AM on 05/10/2012

good looking trailer

but what does Sean Penn say in the first line of the trailer? I can't make out one word
but what does Sean Penn say in the first line of the trailer? I can't make out one word
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11:51AM on 05/10/2012
"I'm not an educated man, but I read some history. Every kingdom comes up bloody."
"I'm not an educated man, but I read some history. Every kingdom comes up bloody."
2:05PM on 05/10/2012
I got the rest after "but", but the beginning... I still don't hear it. Thanks nonetheless
I got the rest after "but", but the beginning... I still don't hear it. Thanks nonetheless
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3:31AM on 05/10/2012

Looks Good But...

Does anyone else think Ryan Gosling's acting was a little forced and, well, lame? The weakest part of the trailer in my opinion.
Does anyone else think Ryan Gosling's acting was a little forced and, well, lame? The weakest part of the trailer in my opinion.
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12:27AM on 05/10/2012

reminds

me of L.A. noire..just saying
me of L.A. noire..just saying
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12:21AM on 05/10/2012

WOW

I am norm not into gangster films much becus there norm the same thing. But this movie looks epic and insane, gosling fuckin owns. He can do no wrong, emma stone is in this WTF even more so a reason to see it. Count me in :)
I am norm not into gangster films much becus there norm the same thing. But this movie looks epic and insane, gosling fuckin owns. He can do no wrong, emma stone is in this WTF even more so a reason to see it. Count me in :)
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11:40PM on 05/09/2012
It had me at Emma Stone batting her eyes at the fourth wall.
It had me at Emma Stone batting her eyes at the fourth wall.
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11:38PM on 05/09/2012
Officially one of my most anticipated films of the year. Looks like a more exciting, better executed, higher profile Mulholland Falls.
Officially one of my most anticipated films of the year. Looks like a more exciting, better executed, higher profile Mulholland Falls.
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11:18PM on 05/09/2012
It's nice to see Robert Patrick back on the screen. He's always been a good actor, in my eyes
It's nice to see Robert Patrick back on the screen. He's always been a good actor, in my eyes
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11:15PM on 05/09/2012
Sean Penn & Josh Brolin in anything = PASS. They're such douchbags in real life that I can't lose them in their work no matter how good of a performance they try and give.
Sean Penn & Josh Brolin in anything = PASS. They're such douchbags in real life that I can't lose them in their work no matter how good of a performance they try and give.
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11:06PM on 05/09/2012
Do ya like walnuts Big Boy?

I'm so fucking excited for this, I've been longing for a kick-ass gangster story for so many years.
Do ya like walnuts Big Boy?

I'm so fucking excited for this, I've been longing for a kick-ass gangster story for so many years.
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10:43PM on 05/09/2012
"You can't shoot me, you're a cop"
"Not anymore".

Trailer was great.
"You can't shoot me, you're a cop"
"Not anymore".

Trailer was great.
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10:08PM on 05/09/2012

Looks cool

I could get into this. Quick question tho, does Sean Penn's makeup make him look like that killer from the Rocketeer, Lothar?
I could get into this. Quick question tho, does Sean Penn's makeup make him look like that killer from the Rocketeer, Lothar?
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10:24PM on 05/09/2012
he looks like they stopped halfway on Flattop from Dick Tracy
he looks like they stopped halfway on Flattop from Dick Tracy
9:47PM on 05/09/2012
this looks fucking amazing!!
this looks fucking amazing!!
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9:42PM on 05/09/2012
Sean Penn can go to Venezuela to make a living. He's not getting one thin dime out of me.
Sean Penn can go to Venezuela to make a living. He's not getting one thin dime out of me.
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9:41PM on 05/09/2012
Looks good to me but im more excited for Lawless. I'll definately catch this when it comes out.
Looks good to me but im more excited for Lawless. I'll definately catch this when it comes out.
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9:38PM on 05/09/2012

Looks like what The Untouchables was and what Mullholand Falls should have been.

No real conspiracy involved, just a group of cops kicking ass without having to answer to anyone. Decent trailer, but I'll still be there opening day.
No real conspiracy involved, just a group of cops kicking ass without having to answer to anyone. Decent trailer, but I'll still be there opening day.
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9:32PM on 05/09/2012

this...

wasn't nearly as good as I predict people will say it was
wasn't nearly as good as I predict people will say it was
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9:21PM on 05/09/2012
I like that it's a mean gangster crime epic. But honestly, why is Jay-Z the go to guy for gangster movie trailers?
I like that it's a mean gangster crime epic. But honestly, why is Jay-Z the go to guy for gangster movie trailers?
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9:18PM on 05/09/2012
It was looking good until that cheesy fucking song.
It was looking good until that cheesy fucking song.
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12:01AM on 05/10/2012
Is your username a reference to the videogame Silverload?
Is your username a reference to the videogame Silverload?
3:36AM on 05/10/2012
Honestly I think the song would have worked really well if jay-z hadn't started rapping. I thought it was sick when it first came in without lyrics.
Honestly I think the song would have worked really well if jay-z hadn't started rapping. I thought it was sick when it first came in without lyrics.
11:15AM on 05/10/2012
@Gizgoo

Yep
@Gizgoo

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