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The trailer for Last Vegas looks like a geriatric take on The Hangover

May. 16, 2013by:

Seeing the phrase Academy Award Winner in front of the names of four respectable actors should instill more confidence than the trailer for LAST VEGAS does. You have Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, and Morgan Freeman headlining a movie together and yet it is hard to do more than be wary that this is going to be a golden years take on THE HANGOVER.

LAST VEGAS tells the story of four childhood friends who reunite to celebrate the wedding of their remaining single friend. They head to Las Vegas where chaos ensues. Now, I don't see any dead hookers in this trailer but there are lots of bikinis and a very specific product placement for Red Bull. I cannot say if this is going to be a good movie or a geriatric GROWN UPS, but drunk Morgan Freeman did have me laughing.

Billy (Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas), Paddy (Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro), Archie (Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but its these four who are taking over Vegas.

LAST VEGAS is directed by John Turtletaub and also stars Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Mary Steenburgen. It will hit The Strip on November 1, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Way to shit on your quality role in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, De Niro.
Source: Yahoo Movies

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1:32AM on 05/20/2013

Reeks of banality.

Ugh. There are almost no words to express how stupid this looks. Maybe if I were on the verge of a heart attack, and was about to turn 70, I would appreciate a Hangover-type movie for my demographic... but seriously... this looks like a Chinese knockoff of The Hangover. I seriously think Robert de Niro called his buds and was like, "You know what? Let's show these young'uns in The Hangover that we can have just as much fun, and we are just as young at heart."

It is going to suck. I
Ugh. There are almost no words to express how stupid this looks. Maybe if I were on the verge of a heart attack, and was about to turn 70, I would appreciate a Hangover-type movie for my demographic... but seriously... this looks like a Chinese knockoff of The Hangover. I seriously think Robert de Niro called his buds and was like, "You know what? Let's show these young'uns in The Hangover that we can have just as much fun, and we are just as young at heart."

It is going to suck. I swear. The story doesn't fit the characters at all. A bachelor party at their age? Really? Yeah, okay. Maybe that's possible, but... I'm not buying it. It's a bunch of old actors being shoehorned into a story we've seen many times before, and purely box office-bait. This is entry-level banal comedy at its finest.

Guarantee when my parents see the trailer, they'll be excited and say something along the lines of, "I like Michael Douglas, Robert de Niro, Morgan Freeman... and it sounds so fun! This looks great! How could it go wrong?"

Oh I can go on forever about how it can and WILL go wrong. Looks terrible, and I hope it fails.
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10:37AM on 05/17/2013

It's going to be legendary?

Seriously, did they have to steal the line? Still looks funny though.
Seriously, did they have to steal the line? Still looks funny though.
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11:18PM on 05/16/2013
How do you not cast Jack Nicholson as one of the friends? Missed opportunity there.
How do you not cast Jack Nicholson as one of the friends? Missed opportunity there.
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5:31PM on 05/16/2013
Drunk Morgan Freeman was the best part of this. And people give De Niro shit about his career choices, but what about Kevin Kline? I mean, maybe this movie will be passably enjoyable, but he hasn't done anything of note since A Prairie Home Companion.
Drunk Morgan Freeman was the best part of this. And people give De Niro shit about his career choices, but what about Kevin Kline? I mean, maybe this movie will be passably enjoyable, but he hasn't done anything of note since A Prairie Home Companion.
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10:07AM on 05/17/2013
Yeah, I'm not entirely sure what happened with Kevin Kline's career. He's a likable actor but often takes roles in films lately where he's a supporting character which is weird because he's so good as a lead actor.

As far as De Niro is concerned I think he really needs another epic project with Scorcese. I don't know why Scorcese kind of gave up on him in favor of Dicaprio but I'd really love for the Raging Bull - Goodfellas - Cape Fear - Casino duo to do something else.
Yeah, I'm not entirely sure what happened with Kevin Kline's career. He's a likable actor but often takes roles in films lately where he's a supporting character which is weird because he's so good as a lead actor.

As far as De Niro is concerned I think he really needs another epic project with Scorcese. I don't know why Scorcese kind of gave up on him in favor of Dicaprio but I'd really love for the Raging Bull - Goodfellas - Cape Fear - Casino duo to do something else.
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