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AICN unveils Luc Besson's ANGEL-A Trailer!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... ANGEL-A is a wonderful film. It's sad that it might end up being the last live-action film we get to see from Luc Besson. I found it to be a remarkable film. If you have someone you love, take them to see it. Imagine if Clarence the Angel from IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE was a hot, oh my god yummy, angel... and instead of owing money to a Savings & Loan... it was Loan Shark money, in a town where nobody knows you - and everybody who does, wants you dead. Essentially - that's the set up, and this film is heavenly! Here's the Trailer in Giganto size - have patience: Click Here! then here's a smaller quicktime: Click Here! Then there's this Windows Media version... for those psychotic enough to enjoy bamboo chutes under the fingernails: Click Here!

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  • Jan. 26, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    C'mon Luc

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You owe us...

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Looks Great

    by CigsandCoffee56

    I love this director, so much visual beauty in all of his films

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Whats with the EYES!!

    by Z-eleven

    Luc Besson, I like your style!!!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Quicktime is overrated

    by PervOmatic

    Yeah, I said it. I recall downloading my first QT vid over a decade ago, and it was awesome at the time. Now it is slow and cumbersome. QT is not all that it is cracked up to be and neither is this trailer. Dumb moron falls for hot chick and will do anything for her. Whoop dee damn doo doo.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST


    by turk128

    That looks great. Looks like she *is* an angel after all.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    I have a very..

    by Kristian66

    ..strange French warm feeling inside.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    NO Katie Holmes In Dark Knight.............

    by boyblue

    ........But her character will be in the film? Shed some light Knowlesy!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST


    by mr_crowley

    It's already on dvd here and... well, it's crap, and the story is utterly déjà-vu.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    It's been a year since we saw it in France...

    by zachary mayo

    ... and believe me, it's Besson at its worst. Also, you Americans consider too much Besson as an excellent filmmaker, because he comes from France, so he's got to be excellent.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    It's on DVD in Germany!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Expect my review next week!!!!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Not only that But Matt Damon has........

    by boyblue

    .....Passed on the Role of Harvey Dent........Which is Nice!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    zachary mayo?

    by Kristian66

    You have a very confident opinion on people's idea of France. Just saying.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Quicktime is underrated

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Quicktime is the engine under the hood of Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, iTunes, etc. Although more and more pros are choosing to cut their films in Windows Media.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Maybe his worst film ever.

    by Marsellus

    C'mon Harry, how can you say that! Angel-A is by far the worst film ever made by Besson. The story is incredebly dumb, and that totally kills the film, because, yes, the photography is beautiful, and so is the actress, but that doesn't make a good film. The final scene made me laugh, ridiculous as it is.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Needs more Statham.

    by LittleDudes

    Pretty much.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Just curious

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Whose idea was it to spell it either Angel-A or, as it appears in the trailer, ANGEL-bullet-A. It does seem kind of condescending to spell it right out like that. (Get it? She's an angel!) Either that, or she's Kid A's mom.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Warning : Don't see that film!

    by can-D

    zachary mayo is right,in france and like me in belgium we laugh at Besson 's films. And yes it's his worst film to date. The only good thing i can say is the photography and the soundtrack. The acting is so bad and the script is to be ashamed of. So corny so so corny...

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    I wasn't too intrigued by the trailer to begin with

    by just pillow talk

    and now hearing all the negative reviews on this, I think I'll pass. Enjoyed the Professional, and 5th Element was such a mixed bag. I like Bruce Willis but there was some annoying shit in that movie (um, Tucker).

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Besson does not need to eat!

    by Im rich bitch

    The man needs to get on a diet and get hungry again. This movie was terrible and yes guys he is just one of the most original directors of our time! And by the way, wasnt he supposed to make some cool SAS based movie instead?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Nice Imagery

    by ElsieZiiippp

    But she can't be French, she shaves her armpits.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Wrong talkback MetalWater

    by Talkbacker with no name

    you crackhead

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I'm seeing bad things about this here

    by Talkbacker with no name

    But if i acted on the average talkbacker's opinion I would never watch anything. I'll give it look on DVD.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name - true enough

    by just pillow talk

    But the trailer didn't make me want to see it. And I have mixed feelings with Luc to begin with, so the trailer for me was going to sway me one way or another. For instance, the Good German hasn't really gotten great pub, but I'll eventually check that out.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    but yet..

    by Im rich bitch

    nobody cant deny the impact of some of this guys movies.. It might be Besson's weakest effort but still I prefer Angela over the ton of other crap reviewed on this site.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I can't deny Unleashed

    by just pillow talk

    I really loved that movie, with Jet 'unleashing' a fine performance.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Unleashed was produced by Besson..

    by Im rich bitch

    ..not directed man. But I agree I did enjoy Jet's acting skills very much myself, plus the soundtack by Massive Attack was incredible. Besson is CEO of Europa wich is one of the biggest film productions this side of the world.. guess the man is busy: major factor in not getting his mind on directing again. My favs by Besson are The Last Battle, Nikita and Leon.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    This film is utter pants

    by cheeseofcheese

    Can-D is completely right. Yet another Besson cop-out, shoe-horning his latest squeeze into a misguided flick. Don't even bother with this on DVD. From a great set-up in the first 90 seconds, it crashes so hard and bad it was painful. It took all I had not to walk out of this.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I walked past Besson last night

    by Boba Fat

    seriously, he was going into the Arthur and the Minimoys premiere in London. This obviously makes me very cool. He didn't look at me or anything and I pretended not to be looking at him but I'm still cool right.....right? Aw c'mon!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    More folks here from France?

    by Dick Nicely

    C'est magnifique.<p>Luc Besson directed my favourite film, Léon, but I haven't been interested in anything he's done since. I recommend Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Patrice Leconte instead.<p>Un question pour les français ici... est-ce que vous connaissez le film "Pars vite et reviens tard"? C'est nouveaux dans les salles à Lyon. L'histoire est interressant, mais je lu un critique négatif. Qu'est-ce que vous pensez: bon, ou pas?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    A tall pretty chick in a Besson movie? Naaah!

    by Sharpe

    So I take it this new woman is the new Mila? Poor girl. Give it a couple of years and she'll shack up with a crap British director and spend her time kicking zombie dogs in the snout. It's nice to see a new Luc film but it appears to be similar to what has come before but in the wonderful media of black and white. Still, it is Luc Besson and I'll give him his chance.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Dick Nicely

    by Boba Fat


  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Besson's been shit since 5th Element

    by jack scagnetti

    Big blue was great, Nikita fantastic. Angel A dire, 5th element was crapola, Chris Tucker and Besson are cunts.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Snakes on a train!!

    by Snikkar124

    It pales in comparrison to the greatness that will be Snakes on a Train.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by Dick Nicely

    Thank fuck I'm getting the Seraphim Falls ads now, instead of that irritating Ace of Cakes shite. That almost made me wish I lived in America and owned a television, so I could purposefully not watch it. And why is it necessary for ads to chase my eyes all over the screen? If I want to look at Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in cool hats, I know exactly where to look. Likewise, if I wanted to see some fat bastard with the kind of beard butch girls would have if they could, I would happily scroll up to the appropriate corner. The fact that I am checking out other content on the page does not mean I have forgotten about Ace of Cakes; it simply means I have other interests here besides submitting to your super-liminal marketing campaign. Note to whoever approves this bollocks: please don't let it happen again. Thank you.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Boba Fat

    by Dick Nicely


  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    George Lucas enculé m'enfance

    by Dick Nicely

    Had to be said, folks.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Dick Nicely

    by Boba Fat

    I'm a cock, ignore me. I though I was being clever writing "yes" in answer to your long question in French but I wrote "who" qui not oui. Rendering a piss poor joke incomprehensible. Apologies and boy it can be hard trying to be a smart mouth fanboy on AICN, oui?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Damner vous Michaél Bay!

    by Cyberfury

    Damner vous à l'enfer!!!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Ah, je comprends.

    by Dick Nicely

    No apology necessary, Boba Fat. Actually I wondered if you were asking who Jeunet and Leconte were; fortunately I didn't post some explanation or the joke, and talkback, would have been completely lost.<p>I'm still angry at AICN for a talkback a few weeks ago, wherein I made some smart arse joke over two posts, only for the powers that be to post the second before the first, making me look like a three inch knob.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Ah, je comprends.

    by Dick Nicely

    No apology necessary, Boba Fat. Actually I wondered if you were asking who Jeunet and Leconte were; fortunately I didn't post some explanation or the joke, and talkback, would have been completely lost.<p>I'm still angry at AICN for a talkback a few weeks ago, wherein I made some smart arse joke over two posts, only for the powers that be to post the second before the first, making me look like a three inch knob.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    ça fait chier!

    by Dick Nicely

    A double post in which I complain about posting idiocy. How utterly fucking ironic. Thanks, life. You win again.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Les mamelons sur Batman = Les flammes sur Optimus Prime

    by Dick Nicely


  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Je juste raccroché après un conversation avec Besson

    by Dick Nicely

    Et il est le propriétaire du "suck".

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Rie Rasmussen dois manger

    by Dick Nicely

    Apparently Luc Besson was the executive producer on Guillaume Canet's cracking thriller "Ne le dis à personne". He should be trying to blag a US release for that, not peddling more crap that isn't "Léon".

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    ..."doit" manger

    by Dick Nicely

    Sorry, French language.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    "Little Miss Sunshine" de cette année!

    by Dick Nicely

    C'est vrai.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Les Serpents sur un avion

    by Dick Nicely

    Ou un train.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Putain, c'est quoi? Besson-mania?

    by Dick Nicely

    Tu craint!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Trop tôt!

    by Dick Nicely

    Et trop argenté!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Hey DICK,

    by Jonesey1111

    shut up, DICK.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I hear French crickets now...

    by just pillow talk


  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by Thunderpants

    Anyone who uses that word has to be a flaming fag.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Batman or Queen Latifah ??

    by boyblue

    Queen Latifah! Dopey Scientology sheep! Mrs Cruise you need to have ur head checked!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    People of average intelligence...

    by slone13

    ...cannot comprehend the genius that was The 5th Element. It's really that simple. Good day, sirs.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Beyond Wonderful

    by georges garvaren

    I await this film with bated breath (and a hard-on.)

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I've heard this sucks...

    by Harry Weinstein

    but I'll be there because you just don't get to see quality B&W cinematography much anymore. And that looks quality indeed. As for the film - again, when someone tells me a Luc Besson movie sucks, I tend to believe them. You can pretty much split his directing career at LEON. Everything up to and including LEON is a gem. Everything after, well, FIFTH ELEMENT has its fans, anyway, but I ain't among them. As a producer he's much more interesting. TRANSPORTER 3, Luc. Do it now.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Arthur and the Invisibles

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    Has one of the worst scripts of any film I've ever seen. Just throwing that out there.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Wim Wenders' angels can beat up your angels

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You know this to be true.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Remember that SIMPSONS episode...

    by Merrick

    ...when Springfield had a film festival, and Barney submitted his "Don't Cry For Me, I'm Already Dead" short? For some reason, that's what came to mind when I watched this trailer. --->

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Bandidas 2 The Good, The Bad, and the Straight to Video

    by Spandau Belly

    Oh yeah!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    luc besson's only good movie

    by hif4life

    the proffesional of course, the rest of them suck the air just like harry's inlfatable fiance

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    i love how

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    fanboys can turn on their gods at the drop of a hat. and one point i'd like to make...anyone refering to Leon as "The Professional" has no business talking about films because you havnt even taken the time to watch the original cut of it. the american version is shit and if u prefer it, so is your taste in movies

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    i have to agree with hif4life

    by patrick swayzes greatest fan

    the only good movie this guy has done is THE PROFFESIONAL

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Milk, Willow and 12 year old Assassins

    by shellfishh

    ......Yes, "The Professional" was good, but "Leon" was better. Watch Natalie Portman when she was 12, and then watch the latest batch of Star Wars movies, then tell me George Lucas is a good director.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    This has been out since last JULY in the Czech Rep.

    by Prague23

    It played at Karlovy Vary with English subtitles. It's been touring Prague since then with only Czech titles ever since. Hear it's shit, but a great single night out in Paris, with great lighting, only it's lighting hollow dialogue and a unfulfilling journey without clear intentions to begin with, or motivation, or meaning..

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    george lucas is a good director

    by patrick swayzes greatest fan

    there, i said it

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    and the dark knight was saved from mrs cruise

    by pipergates

    as long as mr cruise doesnt do the role in drag everything is glad damon is not dent,wouldnt have been right for him.hope norton gets that role......still cant picture ledger as joker...and im glad that hack writer with the tattooes that messed up blade is out of the pic...fifth element is a gem,i would have liked it more with less slapstick but its still a is the great blue.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I love the Simpson's Film Festival ep

    by purplemonkeydw

    Didn't Hans Moleman win for the film of him getting hit in the crotch by a football? I don't know, I'm just saying boo-urns.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Luc has some greats under his belt.

    by Harry Weinstein

    BIG BLUE, LEON, and LA FEMME NIKITA. FINAL COMBAT and SUBWAY aren't bad either, but not up to the standards of his three classics. Basically, my theory is that Jean Reno keeps Luc Besson's directorial skills locked in an heavily guarded airtight box that he keeps under his floorboards, and only allows Besson access to them when he gives him a role. Why? I have no idea, I don't pretend to be French, so I can't say it makes any sense to me, but I have no other explanation. As for the parts of THE FIFTH ELEMENT that didn't suck - Matthieu Kassovitz had a bit part in that, perhaps Besson stole a tiny piece of his filmmaking soul and used it in place of the skills Reno's holding hostage - it would explain most of Kassovitz's post-LA HAINE films, the loss of a tiny piece of soul.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    But Mr. Gumble, this is a Girl Scout meeting!

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Is it? Or is it just that you girls can't admit you have a problem?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    if you compare Besson to Hitchcock..

    by Im rich bitch

    .. you should compare BResson to Scola. Films are variegated in many forms, genres and styles. How can it be all generalized like that dude? Besson made awsome movies man, you should recorgnize. And yes Kassovitz is another god. With the laking of Junet as well I hope these guys come back strong some day.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    On DVD January 29...

    by Veraxus

    Yeah, this is totally news (sarcasm btw). The DVD's out on Tuesday.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Besson is an original

    by NoHubris

    I'm with H. Weinstein. I really like Bessons work. Nice to see someone mention the black and white no-diaglogue, FINAL COMBAT. Besson beat the great Spielberg to the punch in that regard.<P>In addition to being entertaining IMHO, Besson movies have their very own visual and emotional imprint. I love SUBWAY for that, even near the end when Christopher Lambert's character breaks out in song.<P>In a day of remakes, copycats, and film makers who readily "lift" elements from other people's unproduced scripts, I appreciate him even more. There's a reason the man has a following.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    a remake of the proffesional would be better

    by patrick swayzes greatest fan

    just imagine, directed by mciahel bay, staring bruce willis and bryce dallas howard as a nun instead of a 12 year old whore and christian slater as the bad guy, and just call it leon... man that movie would be ten times better then the original

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    def leppard redux

    by occula

    i totally didn't realize the actor only has one arm!! fucking awesome.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    The thing with Besson is...

    by DrFarben

    he tries too fucking hard to be cool.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    If you can't appreciate the sublime insanity of

    by CreasyBear

    The Fifth Element, the great delivery on all the dialogue, and the sheer spectacle of it, then I feel sorry for you. At the very least, it gave us a sci-fi vision of the future that wasn't the hackneyed grim-rusty-dark-broken-down nihilistic stuff that's in almost every other sci-fi movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Besson IS cool, but...

    by NoHubris

    ...not like Samuel Jackson, Travolta or Mos Def and the like. Besson is Euro-cool!

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by BannedOnTheRun

    French post.....ggglllglerrrr