The line where 'Parker' changes from watchable neo-noir thriller to mediocre heist thriller can be drawn with the introduction of Jennifer Lopez's character and Jason Statham's Stetson hat and bad Texan accent. Rest in Peace. Well, folks, here it is. Watch the movie trailer for Parker (2013). Middling movie, bad sequel, horrible pastiche novels while the source material languished, and finally cartoon series. It looks like a fun action flick. United States Hypocrisy A critical analysis of the American empire's high-minded rhetoric, and the ways in which it fails to square with reality. Somehow that fits. 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. Worth seeing if you like his films. I never saw him as shaven-headed, either. Directed by Marc Hampson. Located south of Denver, Parker Trailers sells new and used utility, cargo, dump, horse trailers, and so much more. I may have to publish it in two different volumes, for brevity’s sake! And from every interview I’ve read with DEW where he discusses film, he would have been fine with the project. By that guy’s review, sounded like they didn’t think going after the crew to get his cut of the heist money was enough motivation, they had to add in some innocent guy getting killed to “motivate” Parker too. But it could have been something even better, and yes, different. Coming Soon. Pulp Fiction? With Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones. Which is exactly what I’d expect at this stage – whatever you think of Statham (I’m still a fan, though it’s been a while since he did anything really decent) his name and his movie persona is a much bigger box office draw than Parker. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. I don’t see them spending huge money, but certainly at least 10mil, which combined with the budget, and factoring in the studio getting maybe half the worldwide gross–do the math. action, Sierra/Affinity, But just as there is a pretty good supporting cast on hand; Wendell Pierce gets to do too little and Jennifer Lopez way too much. 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. |, February 6, 2014 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. I can’t believe Mr. Alexander thought this was gonna pass muster. |. crime, When they make all these changes to Westlake’s stories, what they’re really saying is “Not that many people read these books, so we can do what we like with them, and only a handful of obsessives will even notice.” Ahem! And we don’t need some second-stringer outta Tinseltown telling us we don’t know what we’re talking about, and why don’t we just calm down and buy all the tickets we can carry. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. But the backers obviously feel more comfortable with as many names as the budget will bear, and a more familiar approach to the basic material. Can it be that much worse than Payback, or The Split? 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. | Rating: 2/5 The first credit after the last frame of the movie and the screen goes dark is 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. All Parker(Jason Statham) wants to do is rob the Ohio State Fair with no hiccups and nobody getting hurt and then go home to his girlfriend Claire(Emma Booth) and have hot passionate sex. | Rotten (65). We chose FLASHFIRE as a way of introducing people to the character without doing yet another copycat of the two previous movies. Directed by Clint Eastwood. I’ll have to inform him the dude on the screen is definitely NOT Parker, and we’ll just have to look at it like any other shoot-’em-up. It's not overly violent, exploitive, gratuitous, or edgy in any manner and the story is severely lacking creativity. So like every other depiction of Parker on film, this fellow isn’t Parker. I will say as the other have that the “Moral Code” is not Parker as we know and love. And it’s pretty insulting, seeing as we were already told “Oh that stuff about the code of ethics isn’t in the movie, that’s just a misunderstanding”, and now it’s in the goddam TRAILER. We definitely knew that when Statham was cast–Parker is American, and that’s a pretty big deal to me. The only reason to watch this movie is to laugh at Statham's hilarious attempt at a Southern accent, and even that isn't that funny after a while. 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. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. :). A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. I think even ‘amoral’ doesn’t really describe him. Movie & TV Trailers Page. Read your Hagakure–fixed opinions are for fools. 1 Dec 20, 2018 - A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Dishonest, you say? News Now clips, interviews, movie premiers, exclusives, and more! Well… I suppose it doesn’t look any worse than we had any right to expect from Hollywood. I consider that bad form. 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. That’s the world we live in. One can always hope. It’s interesting that his sense of professionalism is so offended by being simply shortchanged by these guys at the beginning of the book–they don’t kill him, they don’t even send him away empty-handed, they just don’t give him his full share–that he goes to considerable risk to get more money than the entire original bank job would have netted, and then instead of just taking that money and going home, he heads to Florida to take the valuables away from them, after they’ve done the hard work. Parker Trailer (2013) Fresh Movie Trailers. I love a good, mindless action yarn, but Parker tries far too hard at exceeding its limitations, and it comes up empty handed due to the lacking material that is given to the actors. It may not even please me. Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer. |, November 1, 2018 But HBO only makes so many shows and everybody has a pitch for them. Well, that’s Hollywood. Jason Statham is game as usual, but Parker is a thoroughly generic and convoluted heist movie. too bad for the code thing wonder why they make this part so important, other than that it doesn’t look half bad, I’ve read Flashfire a few months ago and it really seem to follow the story well, and I don’t think there is anything romantic between Lopez and Statham character in the film, at least Lopez said there isn’t a few month ago in an interview, people just think it’s her in the shower when it’s actually Parker’s girlfriend Claire. For some strange reason, theater chains around the world don’t simply take all the money they make from ticket sales and send it to Hollywood (or Parker). This is not a faithful adaptation of Flashfire, eloise. We always knew we weren’t going to get the perfect Parker. Via Dave, here’s a fellow who saw a rough cut of the film and reviews it (spoilers). Let’s just acknowledge that studios don’t generally open movies they have a high opinion of in January. I’m going to remain optimistic until I see the flick or altleast try to. My only comment to Mr. Alexander is if you are going to take a literary character, change key elements about him/her, and make a film, then what is the point of using that character? You could use it for the Gary Coleman movie based on “Jimmy the Kid”. The kinds of actor who would’ve been great at playing Parker are also gone: Charles Bronson, Sterling Hayden, Richard Widmark, Robert Mitchum (christ he was too old when the first one came out but he would’ve been great). I think his diehard fans will be happy with it, but there ain’t that many of them out there. Either way, Parker was made for cable TV. Lopez peaked with her music videos. Like where he robs the movie theater, and threatens the lady who works there–did anybody think THAT was making it in? He says it’s a lot of fun and gives it a grade of B+. Trailers are showing us the scenes the producers think are their best selling points. You’ve read Flashfire, but you have not seen this movie, so there’s no point saying it follows the story well–the trailer indicates otherwise to me, but there’s really no way of knowing without seeing the film. ;), You have my sincere apologies and my respect, Chris. It’s very hard to sell a character like Parker to the general moviegoing public. If you can let go of the preconceptions there is a very good movie here that should bring DEW a big new audience of readers – who can then imagine for themselves who Parker really is. And then Melander(Michael Chiklis) double crosses Parker, taking all the loot and leaving Parker for dead by the side of the road. If they want to pair her and Statham in another movie after this, playing entirely different characters, where they just go at it nonstop in the bedroom between fight scenes, I’ll happily OnDemand it once it’s on HBO. I didn’t feel so bad about this until I watched the actual trailer today. 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). Connect with her on these social platforms. See the official website, movie poster, photos, synopsis and release date. 'The Stath' gets to don a couple of silly costumes in the trailer for Parker, including a disguise as a grey-haired priest and a Texan playboy with a ten-gallon hat. 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. 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