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Takers trailer

09.11.2009

With TAKERS, I'm debating the philosophy of what it means to have an "all-star" cast. Is it simply a long list of names you recognize, or do they have to be actors that are actually you know, good? It's a matter of taste which way you classify TAKERS, which stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen.

The movie would seem to be more or less a remake of HEAT, albeit with significantly more rappers and former Sith lords involved. I can’t really imagine an alternate universe in which this cast and this plot could make for a good movie, but it is awfully hard to say no to a classic slow-motion-walking-away-from-an-exploding-helicopter scene. That one never gets old.

Extra Tidbit: I will see this so long as there is at least one Chris Brown/T.I. duet in it.
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8:36PM on 09/12/2009

haha

Paul Walker AND Hayden Christensen? I thought they were the same person.
Paul Walker AND Hayden Christensen? I thought they were the same person.
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9:08AM on 09/12/2009

You think this looks bad...

....see the poster for it.
Worst. Photoshop. Ever.
....see the poster for it.
Worst. Photoshop. Ever.
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11:27PM on 09/11/2009

Crap!

Wow I've never scene this movie before how original. I would rather be kicked in the balls by an eight year girl in front of a bunch of people than see this crap. Its a Heat wanna be rip off why people continue to see mindless crap action films is beyond me.
Wow I've never scene this movie before how original. I would rather be kicked in the balls by an eight year girl in front of a bunch of people than see this crap. Its a Heat wanna be rip off why people continue to see mindless crap action films is beyond me.
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9:50PM on 09/11/2009
Someone is really having fun thumbing down every single comment that makes sense. You gotta be nuts to think this look, even slightly, decent.
Someone is really having fun thumbing down every single comment that makes sense. You gotta be nuts to think this look, even slightly, decent.
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11:30PM on 09/11/2009
I agree
I agree
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8:59PM on 09/11/2009
Whatever this is, it will make millions.
Plus shit blows up.
Whatever this is, it will make millions.
Plus shit blows up.
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4:51PM on 09/11/2009
Wow that cast just sounds god-aweful. Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen together in a movie sounds like something that should be used for torture.
Wow that cast just sounds god-aweful. Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen together in a movie sounds like something that should be used for torture.
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3:59PM on 09/11/2009
Looks STDVD to me.
Looks STDVD to me.
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3:53PM on 09/11/2009

What happened to Matt Dillon?

He was so good in Crash and could have become a big well respected A-lister.. now all we see is crap like You Me & Dupree, Herbie Fully Loaded and now this?? With Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen?? 2 of the most bland emotionless "actors" working today. Ugh, i think i'll have a Tyler Perry marathon before i ever watch this garbage..
He was so good in Crash and could have become a big well respected A-lister.. now all we see is crap like You Me & Dupree, Herbie Fully Loaded and now this?? With Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen?? 2 of the most bland emotionless "actors" working today. Ugh, i think i'll have a Tyler Perry marathon before i ever watch this garbage..
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3:42PM on 09/11/2009
Chris Brown a.k.a. Woman Fixer is in it.
Chris Brown a.k.a. Woman Fixer is in it.
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3:27PM on 09/11/2009
i wouldn't have put Chris Brown's name in the trailer but that's just me...

n psh this aint no all-star cast. Off the top of my head, I think the best cast I've seen together has got to be in the Oceans
i wouldn't have put Chris Brown's name in the trailer but that's just me...

n psh this aint no all-star cast. Off the top of my head, I think the best cast I've seen together has got to be in the Oceans
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3:17PM on 09/11/2009

wait. this isnt a music video?

i dont care who's in it, the whole thing stinks of 3000 Miles to Graceland. But its got its demographic and it'll sell, can't blame'em for trying. The exploding helicopter was a bit of a douche move though (didnt Tracy Jordan want to do that on 30 Rock?).

Also i think the forces of karma are paying Matt Damon back, he kinda peaked cinematically when he had a threesome with Neve Campbell and Denise Richards. its been all downhill from there.
i dont care who's in it, the whole thing stinks of 3000 Miles to Graceland. But its got its demographic and it'll sell, can't blame'em for trying. The exploding helicopter was a bit of a douche move though (didnt Tracy Jordan want to do that on 30 Rock?).

Also i think the forces of karma are paying Matt Damon back, he kinda peaked cinematically when he had a threesome with Neve Campbell and Denise Richards. its been all downhill from there.
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6:37PM on 09/11/2009
You probably meant Matt Dillon, not Damon.
You probably meant Matt Dillon, not Damon.
3:02PM on 09/11/2009

Has potential, i'm there.

My problem's not T.I., even though not a fan of his by any means, but, he actually does have potential as an actor. The only problem I see is that it's so obvious that the charecter he's playing is obviously someone who can't be trusted, and these slick, professional thieves take the job regardless? That's what's weak so far for me, but, great cast, a thief movie, action, c'mon, i'm there.
My problem's not T.I., even though not a fan of his by any means, but, he actually does have potential as an actor. The only problem I see is that it's so obvious that the charecter he's playing is obviously someone who can't be trusted, and these slick, professional thieves take the job regardless? That's what's weak so far for me, but, great cast, a thief movie, action, c'mon, i'm there.
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2:56PM on 09/11/2009
haha couldn't have said it better Chino
haha couldn't have said it better Chino
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2:28PM on 09/11/2009
Yes, It looks like it has no redeeming merits. But there is something about it that screams guilty pleasure.
Yes, It looks like it has no redeeming merits. But there is something about it that screams guilty pleasure.
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2:19PM on 09/11/2009
I like Walker and Dillon but seriously? Bunch of douche bags walking away from an exploding helicopter? Shot on a digital camera? Same stunts as The Italian Job? And Chris Brown?! Fuck this movie.
I like Walker and Dillon but seriously? Bunch of douche bags walking away from an exploding helicopter? Shot on a digital camera? Same stunts as The Italian Job? And Chris Brown?! Fuck this movie.
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2:02PM on 09/11/2009

Just a thought ...

Non-actors surrounded by well-known bad actors to make them look like they act fine ...

Only reliable actor in the cast is Matt Dillon. Why cant he get parts in better movies ? He deserves better roles. The man can be great at times. This film looks terrible.
Non-actors surrounded by well-known bad actors to make them look like they act fine ...

Only reliable actor in the cast is Matt Dillon. Why cant he get parts in better movies ? He deserves better roles. The man can be great at times. This film looks terrible.
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1:51PM on 09/11/2009
what did T.I. do to you again?

Calm down. I'm sure he's not rapping in the movie.

And this doesnt look half bad. i'm down for a caper. Matt Dillon sure is robbing his share of armored cars these days.
what did T.I. do to you again?

Calm down. I'm sure he's not rapping in the movie.

And this doesnt look half bad. i'm down for a caper. Matt Dillon sure is robbing his share of armored cars these days.
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1:46PM on 09/11/2009
If it weren't for the crappy slow motion sequences, ridiculous acrobatics, and a cast that consists of Brown, T.I., Walker, and Christensen. Than this movie could be watchable.
If it weren't for the crappy slow motion sequences, ridiculous acrobatics, and a cast that consists of Brown, T.I., Walker, and Christensen. Than this movie could be watchable.
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1:40PM on 09/11/2009

You're kidding right?

TI & Brown? Is the youth of America that f**ked up that Hollywood would put these two in a movie because they hope to get the "hip hoppers" to see it? What's with rappers in all these movies? I see Ludacris in everything now. CUT IT OUT ALREADY!!!
TI & Brown? Is the youth of America that f**ked up that Hollywood would put these two in a movie because they hope to get the "hip hoppers" to see it? What's with rappers in all these movies? I see Ludacris in everything now. CUT IT OUT ALREADY!!!
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2:07PM on 09/11/2009
Did they put Andrew Dice clay, a non-acting stand-up comedian in a movie because they hoped to get D-bags to see it? worked on you... you can dislike rap music but please get over yourself. rappers have been in movies for decades now. I'm sure that didnt stop you from seeing Men In Black, Three Kings, Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy etc.. your boo-hoos are falling on deaf ears.
Did they put Andrew Dice clay, a non-acting stand-up comedian in a movie because they hoped to get D-bags to see it? worked on you... you can dislike rap music but please get over yourself. rappers have been in movies for decades now. I'm sure that didnt stop you from seeing Men In Black, Three Kings, Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy etc.. your boo-hoos are falling on deaf ears.
3:13PM on 09/11/2009
To Hunglowman-Nice, what a hypocrite. There was also a rapper in Ford Fairlane as well, Tone Loc. I see where T BAG is coming from, but TAKERS looks like a good mix for a potentially healthy action/heist flick.
To Hunglowman-Nice, what a hypocrite. There was also a rapper in Ford Fairlane as well, Tone Loc. I see where T BAG is coming from, but TAKERS looks like a good mix for a potentially healthy action/heist flick.
4:28PM on 09/11/2009
thanks man. i'm not trying to get on Tbag. he has an excellent point... just a little over the top with it. when someone gets that fired up about JUST rappers and not the other countless singers who have turned actor/oscar nominee (Bette midler, cher, frank sinatra, etc) it just seems like he's letting his biases get the best of him.
thanks man. i'm not trying to get on Tbag. he has an excellent point... just a little over the top with it. when someone gets that fired up about JUST rappers and not the other countless singers who have turned actor/oscar nominee (Bette midler, cher, frank sinatra, etc) it just seems like he's letting his biases get the best of him.
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