Poor J-Lo: there was a time when she co-starred with George Clooney, but 15 years on from Out Of Sight she's just a third wheel in this uninspired vengeance caper wherein The Stath is shafted by the Mob and vows payback. Director Taylor Hackford is a schooled Hollywood veteran making his first action movie and, unlike the prefix of his surname might suggest, is experienced enough to adroitly balance chaos and coherence. Parker Movie Trailer. | Rating: 3/5 There will be not set of hitmen that put Parker in the hospital, but rather the people he works with at the beginning rough him up, so that subplot’s out. Lopez peaked with her music videos. He said that when adapting THE GRIFTERS for Stephen Frears, what freed him to write the Oscar nominated script that he did was Frears telling him to forget the book. Some online commenters are pointing out Spider-Man star Tom Holland bears a resemblance to his predecessor Tobey Maguire's bespectacled Peter Parker in the first trailer … “Westlake…liked Ignon’s work and blessed the series. Hopefully once they get their butts in the theater seats they’ll see something different and something we here can at least live with. Parker Trailer (2013) Subscribe now to get the best and the latest thrillers trailers, clips and videos ! Jason Statham keeps the Parker name in his film, which portrays the titular anti-hero as an honorable thief who doesn't steal from the underprivileged and refuses to harm the innocent. Watch Parker movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. It's not overly violent, exploitive, gratuitous, or edgy in any manner and the story is severely lacking creativity. If they keep the mini-heists he did prior to traveling to Florida, I’ll be impressed, but I doubt he’s going to shoot a pawn shop clerk in the leg, judging from his code of ethics speech in the trailer. I don’t think they go off into the sunset together. Trailers are showing us the scenes the producers think are their best selling points. So go see it if you must, but pay for some other film, then sneak in to see this one. Just going by the trailer, I’m sure it will have decent ticket sales, and everyone will get their precious money and points for it. Directed by Marc Hampson. After all, it is show-BUSINESS. Or it could just be crap. Jason Statham stars as a thief with a code of honor who seeks revenge on his own near-murder This video is no longer available. Parker has withstood a whole lot of bad movies. Is this true? Downloadable for Kindle, even. With Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. 2 years ago | 342 views. I thought it was cynicism, but it’s really just knowing how Hollywood operates. Having him dress as a priest during the opening heist is weird, like they pulled that tiny part out of the book midways and figured “Hey, Parker dressed as a priest. And from every interview I’ve read with DEW where he discusses film, he would have been fine with the project. Again, the devil is in the details. This has been verified many times and even Trent told you this. And even more by Nick Nolte playing her dad. It looks like an enjoyable movie, and I hope it does well. BTW, does anyone know what TV script DEW is referring to when he says “it’s a wonderful script!”. But again, what a weird pick to start a proposed film franchise. Actually, we have a right to be pissed for any reason we damned well choose to be pissed. But it’s also one of the adaptations that was least concerned with making him into a nice guy. And remember, DEW’s favorite Parker was Duvall–who, in the film, had a brother. Directed by Clint Eastwood. There’s some confusion about it, but it’s possible. So like every other depiction of Parker on film, this fellow isn’t Parker. However, that was not to be, and the finished film is just a boring action film with poor performances and in the long run, it's a forgettable affair that isn't worth your time. I really wanted to enjoy the film, but I felt that some members of the cast, especially Jennifer Lopez, who shouldn't act in the first place, brought the film down. His Parker will not be as anyone imagined him. She’s the female lead, and in this context, that makes her the love interest, even if they don’t have sex–there’s going to be a ‘will they or won’t they?’ vibe. NEWS & FILM UPDATES Defeats this aspiring franchise before it’s even begun. Parker is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don't steal from people who … Some online commenters are pointing out Spider-Man star Tom Holland bears a resemblance to his predecessor Tobey Maguire's bespectacled Peter Parker in the first trailer … As for myself, despite misgivings about certain aspects of what I’ve seen, I won’t know for sure until the movie is over. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Directed by Taylor Hackford. Was Star Wars like what people had seen before? Directed by Scott Coffey. Voice over actors: provide a link to your professional website containing your reel. Strike two. The crooks turn on Parker and leave him for dead. The trailer features some great, funny lines and two lead actors that look like they have plenty of chemistry. And I can almost say with absolute certainty DEW probably would’ve been disgusted and Statham would have been called Plummer, Porker, Pricker, or something. "Parker" proves the old adage that any movie wherein Jason Statham wearing a cowboy hat cannot be all bad. I may have to publish it in two different volumes, for brevity’s sake! As a tribute to Sean Connery upon his passing, here is a review of The Untouchables, the movie that netted Sir Connery his Oscar. They are obviously going to cut out or greatly minimize his crime-spree early in the book, that he mounts to finance his revenge. Considering I found something to like about Statham in The Mechanic (which is, uh, not a good film at all), I’m still looking forward to Parker. Chris, can I have the rights to publish your last post? Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events drama, Trent, if this is the first you’ve seen of Les’ email, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind you placing it’s contents into a post of it’s own, so all the VWOP regulars can see it, especially members who may miss it here in the comments section. Jason Statham is game as usual, but Parker is a thoroughly generic and convoluted heist movie. The next time I start waxing ecstatic about a new movie adaptation before I see it please slap me across the face with a wet Mackerel. Current Entertainment, At least that. Movie times, buy movie tickets online, watch trailers and get directions to AMC Twenty Mile 10 in Parker, CO. Find everything you need for your local movie theater near you. You can make them with most any action-hero star. If your film’s best moments are, say, long dialogue scenes or tense stand-offs or complex character moments (and I’m not saying Parker has them), then that’s not going to come across in the trailer. If we get a halfway entertaining film INSPIRED by Parker, great. I’m not so sure, because the recent track record for EVERYBODY in this movie is pretty damned mediocre. The Parker budget is more like 45 million, Chris, so strike one. ;-) lol. Well, folks, here it is. Let’s just consider the wild possibility that if they thought they have to make the trailer look like a Statham vehicle to sell tickets, they also thought they had to make the actual movie look that way. Merry Christmas from VWOP! I find it hard to believe Statham’s Parker won’t be a more accurate portrayal than Coyote’s. A lot of you are going to be disappointed. There’s a scene early on in the book where Parker plainly says he’d throw Leslie over a balcony if she rats him out, wonder if they cut that out. You could make it period piece or not. Not here, where we know who Parker IS. This film should have been good, and it could have, but it's a mediocre film, which just doesn't cut it. With Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson. Coming Soon. Look at Boardwalk Empire, Dexter or the Sopranos as just 3 examples of what people are willing and wanting to watch in their own homes. I’d gladly overlook the obvious fact the actor is British and not American if they would just spend the multimillion dollars on something worth paying to go see. A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Redirecting to /chrisparker/movie-trailer Parker survives and vows vengeance, tracing the gang to Palm Beach. ;-) lol. Maybe the trailer makes it look worse than it is–but seriously, doesn’t the trailer almost always make a movie look BETTER than it really is? Again, I’m a fan of Statham so I don’t think that’s automatically a bad thing, and while the whole “master of disguise” thing in the trailer initially had me worried, I can fairly easily see how that could be seen as a marketing hook (“it’s Statham like you’ve never seen him before – in a cowboy hat!”) while only taking up a very small part of the finished film. That’s why opening week is so important–the studio gets the largest share of the gross in the first week, but still not all of it. It’ll be an original caper for Parker and will be written in the vein of The Sopranos and Heat, with the idea that a massive heist will be perpetrated over the course of a season, the setup building over episodes until the actual crime is perpetrated.”. Can’t we be as tough as Harry Potter fans? You would have thought that Parker would consider it a disadvantage to have light reflecting off a bare head, and hair can be a useful protection as well (better than nothing, at least, when you jump out of a car at high speed and have to roll down the road a bit). They’re just interested in the main conceit–professional thief sets out to take away the proceeds from a robbery committed by other professional thieves who cheated and nearly killed him. Dishonest, you say? These guys are just attempting to sew a lot of worn-out action movie cliches onto the mangled skeletal remains of another man’s story. Plus, I noticed he says the “code” nonsense while he’s reassuring the “civilians” during the Heist. So yes, that awful bit about “don’t steal from people who can’t afford it,” that I had thought was bad reporting, turns out to be in the trailer. But think about some of the major hits we’ve seen from people like Tarantino, about utterly irredeemable characters, who we nonetheless root for because they are so inimitably themselves. For some, that will be unequivocally no. Young Alec Baldwin could’ve done it but he’s jumped over to goofy now. The book would always be there for anyone who wanted to read it. Westlake would have been fine with the money. A naive nineteen-year-old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. Dave: I will gin up a post with Les Alexander’s letter, although it probably won’t be until the weekend. We are always going to be disappointed in some aspect of any adaptation with the possible exception of Darwyn Cooke’s. For all I know the film’s weakest selling point could be an amazing 15 minute heist sequence which, if they tried to show it in the trailer, would be nothing but clips of people standing around looking worried and an explosion. That’s not dealing with release expenses, prints (millions of dollars to strike prints), percentage deals the actors may have that go against profits–it’s a tough biz. Parker’s in print and that’s a lot better than I had when I first started reading the series in the mid-90s. | Rating: 1/5 ;). That's not to mention how much the movie could have been tighter, like eliminating some of the slack from the middle sections. One way to have improved on the film would have been to cast someone else in Lopez's role, and like I said, rewrite the script a bit so that everything would have had a nice flow, and in would have been a nicely thought out action film that would be entertaining from start to finish, instead of the poorly made mess that ends up being a not so satisfying film. Much thought went into the choices made and Abby Westlake spent time on the set and with Taylor Hackford filling in details and missing pieces where needed. All rights reserved. But opening weekends matter and we’re the only people other than diehard Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez fans who are likely to be at all interested in seeing this film, so this is damage control, in its classic form. And because the stars just don’t sell a lot of tickets anymore (well, Statham never did, really). Let’s just acknowledge that studios don’t generally open movies they have a high opinion of in January. They’ve clearly stayed very close to the book (Flashfire), so even though Parker isn’t really Parker, it’s still one of Parker’s adventures. Parker movie trailer revealed. Parker. There is no way this film is going to please EVERYONE. At the moment I’m just happy that I don’t have to pay $200.00 for Butcher’s Moon anymore. Rest in Peace. If it’s okay to slam the people who make trailers, it’s just as okay to slam the people who make the movies those trailers promote. Trailer en español de la pelicula Parker. I think you’ve hit on something else–the eagerness of certain people to defend this movie–because they think it’s this or nothing. He says it’s a lot of fun and gives it a grade of B+. Best Netflix Shows and Series To Binge (January 2021), The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (January 2021), 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch (January 2021). 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