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The Russian Trailer For WANTED makes me hate the MPAA & Domestic Trailer Creation!

Hey folks, Harry here... AB King just sent in this link - for a trailer on WANTED that is... literally... fucking awesome. And it is just so aggravating that it is the exact sort of trailer that the film needs, but would never be approved by the MPAA for showing to all audiences... and man, I'd put this trailer on KUNG FU PANDA and watch the brains melt. Notice - this trailer doesn't show a lame geeky kid barely keeping paces with an Uber-Angelina... No. It shows a badass doing badass shit - and in a single trailer - you begin to see the flair of Timur Bekmambetov, who I'd kinda kill to see helm the WWII Captain America movie - because he has a visceral holy fuck quotient like very few filmmakers today - and in this trailer - it is on full display. I'm hoping that WANTED annihilates peoples' brains into blissful mush. This trailer rules!

Timur is the shit! And This Trailer Owns Our Asses!

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  • May 23, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    can't wait!

    by ABking

  • May 23, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    The Red Stapler...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ... will never, ever be excluded from a stale office environment on film.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by McDee

    this looks pretty good

  • May 23, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    the keyboard!

    by Sir Loin

    Gotta love how even the keyboard characters are Russian :D

  • May 23, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    That looks sick

    by Mr.Meanie

    That trailer actually makes me want to see the movie. The US trailer makes the movie look a bit campy...

  • May 23, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    And suddenly it doesn't look like a PG-13 pile of boring.

    by PumpyMcAss

    At least I hope this thing is rated R.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Bangin like a Benzi

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    I'm going to Fandango for tix now.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    magic bullet theory

    by ArcadianDS

    back and to the.....left<p> ba.....ck and t.....o the...le*timed out*

  • May 23, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    nom nom nom

    by drave117

    That trailer made me happy in all the pants EVER!

  • May 23, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    re: PumpyMcAss

    by Latchkey_Kid

    Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    now i know how to say indiana jones in russian

    by bacci40

    and they still cut out the guts from the comic...so who cares

  • May 23, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    did this trailer

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    take half an hour to download for anybody else?

  • May 23, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Gatsbys West Egg Omlet...ya

    by bacci40

    i think all russian sites are still working with 56k modems

  • May 23, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Timur Bekmambetov

    by Series7

    Is probably the only director right now who will get better by coming to America. LETS HOPE!

  • May 23, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Series7

    I started the comic this week and I can't put it down, I'll finish it this afternoon. Man why'd I'd have to get into comics again? FUCKING I need to get paid more... for spending all day on this site.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I meant to add

    by Series7

    Mikael Håfström <P> GO HOME!<P> on my first post.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    done downloadin.

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    and yeah, looks pretty rad.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    So, it turns out I don't understand Russian....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...also, apparently you don't need to understand Russian to get the International Language of Ass Kickery. So I guess this guy is the spiritual heir to the Wachowski Bros....manages to make bullet time look interesting again...

  • May 23, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    pretend

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    i didn't leave off the g in downloading. i was not trying to type hip.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    AWESOME

    by Frank Black

    Wow, an action movie that looks smart and promisingly original... bring it...

  • May 23, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Are you saying I'll be able to dodge keyboards?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm saying, when the time comes....you won't have to.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    we're due for

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    a good cleaver fight, too. i'm not sure i've ever seen one.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Harry's MPAA Views

    by kataklysmic

    "I'd put this trailer on KUNG FU PANDA and watch the brains melt." Why? What purpose is that going to serve that can't be seved from simply showing a restricted version of the trailer in front of R audiences? Fucking up the minds of small children by showing a guys face getting blown off in slo mo and some guy banging his girlfriend before he runs out the door to work? Raise a kid like that and you may wind up with a morbidly obese douchebag with mush for brains. Oh, wait...

  • May 23, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    definitely looks better after that trailer

    by Greenleaf1

    but i'd still like to know what they're saying.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I wonder if it will have the comic's ending.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Hey audience! You're a bunch of losers! Ha ha! Fuck you!

  • May 23, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    GunKata rules! Russians rule, also!

    by kirttrik

    Is this film by the same guy who did NIght Watch, looks similar in style.

  • Good to see Angelina doing what she does best. <p> Killing baddies and looking fabulous while doing it.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    fuck haters

    by StovetopStuffin'

    this movie will own on visuals alone. this trailer owns on visuals!

  • May 23, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    ok NOW i want to see this movie, but...

    by joevfx

    the viper on the bus thing still looks corney as hell.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Still looks like shit.

    by UMAGA

    Having everything in slow motion doesn't make me what to see it.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    20 minutes to watch a two minute preview

    by #1 Zero

    This took a long time to load. And also I'm not so sure some foreign markets wouldn't get harder R version than the US. But I could be wrong. Hard R would be the way to go with this and from this preview it looks that way. Thanks, Harry and AB King.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Harri is thar dumb.

    by UMAGA

    The Kung Fu Panda comment was retarded.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by RKO2285

    when I seen the trailer and heard it was straying away from the source material.. I felt mixed... but that trailer was pretty fucking nice... hope its R rated...

  • May 23, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    And that should be "WANT to see it"

    by UMAGA

    This movie has made my brain numb.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Still dissapointed

    by Zarathos666

    This looks about as faithful an adaptation as Lawnmower Man.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Now that's what I'm talking about

    by AlwaysThere

    Love the Homerowed (Keyboard) bit.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Too Bad...

    by Crow3711

    the whole trailer is in Communist.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Whoa...

    by RAVENL0RD

    As Keanu would say. That is a pretty great trailer.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman in "Dusk/Twilight Watch!"

    by OgieOglethorpe

    the ad link from the "Wanted" page goes to a Twilight Watch newsbit that says Morgan Freeman has been cast as the head of the American division of one of the Watches. It doesn't say whether he's day or night tho.. Interesting!

  • May 23, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Gorgious

    by MrPopular

    The trailer really awesome.. This is becoming my most anticipated movie of the year.. it's like Eye candy.... oh ya @rev_skarekroe they should totally make that the ending. i mean Fight Club clipped in the D!ck at the end. so why not.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I'm probably the only one who thinks so, but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Russian is a sexy language!

  • May 23, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Fatalistic Dross

    by Robot Shirley Temple

    The Russian Trailer For WANTED makes me hate the Wanted movie about to come out in the U.S.A.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Harry, RE: Captain America

    by DerLanghaarige

    Do you really think they gonna put a Russian on the director's chair for Captain America? ;)

  • May 23, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    HARRY GET OFF YOUR ASS!!!

    by booth77

    Dark horizons has the Benjamin Nutton trailer. And its DOPE!!!!

  • May 23, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    sorry...

    by booth77

    Button.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Why would they show this to all audiences?

    by aversiontherapy2

    Make an R-rated trailer and show it before R-rated films. What's the problem?

  • May 23, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    THERE'S A BENJAMIN BUTTON TEASER OUT THERE

    by random dude

    I shit you not. Although it gives away the whole movie.

  • May 23, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Superherohype.com beat you again Harry...

    by BLEST

    But not by much this time.<p>Was already planning on seeing this, but the harder trailer confirmed it: cool visual hitman movie, with supporting turn by Morgan Freeman. Jolie for the oogle factor.<p>I'm there.

  • May 23, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Bekmambetov is over the top.

    by Christopher3

    Yeah, the TRAILER looks more badass than the wimpy US crap, but I hope there's a discernable plot in this movie, unlike Nightwatch and Daywatch.

  • May 23, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    The Russian Trailer in HD

    by dbtayag

    480p: http://www.filmz.ru/trailer_rus/w/wanted_rustrailer3_hd480.mov 720p: http://www.filmz.ru/trailer_rus/w/wanted_rustrailer3_hd720.mov 1080p: http://www.filmz.ru/trailer_rus/w/wanted_rustrailer3_hd1080.mov

  • May 23, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Translation

    by Cobbio

    The Russian title for the movie, loosely translated, is "Especially Dangerous." Or maybe "Uncommonly Badass." Either one works well.<p> I liked the trailer. Kicks the right amount of ass.

  • May 23, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Are they paid advertisers?

    by aceattorney

    Please tell us truthfully...

  • May 23, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie

    by letsfightinglove

    WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINOWINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO WINO and I hope the last shot is of Wesley ass-raping a guy watching the movie in a theater.

  • May 23, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    woah

    by kungfuhustler84

    that looks crazy cool man!!!

  • May 23, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, saw the Benjamin Button trailer last night.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Looks good.

  • May 23, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    But no Harry, don't you see?? We NEED the MPAA!

    by TheSeeker7

    We're such frail, delicate little creatures we must have the MPAA there standing by to protect us from ourselves!! It's truly the lord's work they're doing.

  • May 23, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Bekmambetov wow. looking awesomer&awesomer

    by pipergates

    now thats the way to make a trailer. no wonder Millar is so happy about this film.

  • May 23, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Bullet time

    by auraboy

    With bullets. Lots of bullets. So Fight Club then? Cool. Although if everything has to be in super-slo-mo, surely more of Angelina's lips opening with a hint of wetness there. Again and again. No really. When is THAT movie coming out?

  • May 23, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Great.

    by Clumzor

    Is this movie going to tell me that I'm a piece of shit for patronizing it like the comic did?

  • May 23, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    All I gathered from that

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    is that it has a masturbatory bullet-time-kill gimmick that will no doubt be used repeatedly ad-nauseum throughout the film. Yawn. "Wank yourself dry over a super slo-mo shot of a bullet exiting someones skull - from 50 different angles!"

  • May 23, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    In Russia, trailer watches you

    by depalma25

  • May 23, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    It's not even the same movie

    by drkhelmet

    Wow - that trailer makes WANTED out to be so much more than another popcorn summer action flick! I love the sexy whispering chick voiceover btw... :)

  • May 23, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    depalma25

    by krish-0

    In SOVIET Russia, Trailer watches you. C'mon, if you're going to rip off a bad 80s comic, do it right at least.

  • May 23, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    damn

    by disfigurehead

  • May 23, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    OMG MORGAN FREEMAN SPEAKS RUSSIAN

    by dtpena

    And he can speak and move his lips independently!! what a fucking great actor!!

  • May 23, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Now I want to see it

    by Gozu

    That's a damned effective trailer. Also, there's "bullet time" and then there's "bloody keyboard keys" time.

  • May 23, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by Drath

  • May 23, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Wow, Mr. Tumnus kicking ass!

    by Drath

    Also, fuck you, Mr. Return Key.

  • May 23, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    When Series 7 sez

    by skimn

    "the only director right now who will get better by coming to America. LETS HOPE! " I hope so too, because I thought his Day/Night/Brunch-Watch movies were almost unwatchable. The dude's got style, he just needs to reign it in.

  • May 23, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    And as I stated once before.

    by skimn

    ...this looks like the movie Hitman wanted to be, oh so badly.

  • May 23, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    hell yeah!

    by Stevie Grant

    meaning the massive stylized violence and the portrayal of the leading male as a badass instead of a "everyday loser/geek who just happens to violate the laws of physics and acts like a total pussy the entire time" appeals to me!!! Admittedly, very long string of words... but, come on, I can't be the only one getting tired of scrawny, weak-willed pussies suddenly becoming "Billy Badass" in the span of 15 minutes on film. The only thing so that made me come close to wanting to watch the flick was how this trailer presented the protagonist clearly having some balls, despite the fact they obviously cut every half-second to create that illusion... Come on, could any of you see Bronson or Eastwood being the male lead in this flick?

  • May 23, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Cyborg 2

    by PedroM

    Angelina has a blast from the past. <br>

  • May 23, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Now THAT was a Trailer

    by Russman

    Niiiiiceee

  • May 23, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    off topic but who cares around here

    by occula

    the 'benjamin buttons' trailer gave me the deep chills the way the pan's labyrinth trailer did...mmmmmm...yummmmmy. the 'wanted' trailer made me want to get plowed by james mcavoy while angelina watches. but that's a frequent sensation i have anyhow.

  • May 23, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Ewww...

    by BizarroJerry

    That's icky.

  • May 23, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Hey, not much of 'Gina

    by BizarroJerry

    Is she not popular over in Russia? This looks like a different movie. Though, I don't think more graphic violence means the movie's any better...

  • May 23, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    depalma25

    by jasher78

    Awesome.

  • May 23, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Bizarro

    by Stevie Grant

    If had watched Stone's Alexander, you would realize that Angelina's KGB, and Ivan does what he can to protect agents' identities.

  • May 23, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Smart using CGI to sub in cyrillic letters

    by lettersoftransit

    I've always thought studios should do more to make US movies play like home fodder oversees. Better dubbing usually means better B.O. I think the next frontier's gonna be using CGI to put translations in the on-screen writing. If a studio spends money making billboards in LA that are solely in Spanish just because that aud likes seeing signs with no English, just think how far the same money might go putting a better foreign imprint on the work print itself (plus it last longer than a billboard). side note it's always amusing to see how they have to translate a name when they don't have a sound we use here. No "J" in russian so it comes out "Indeeanna D-zhones"

  • May 23, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Hey, what do ya know

    by Phalex

    that WAS fucking awesome!

  • May 23, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by kinksy

    Except that Angelina looks like the corpse bride--only skinnier.

  • May 23, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    that russian director

    by Napoleon Park

    should be the one to make Miller's Hardboiled. and Frank should just sit back and learn.

  • May 23, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Mildly interesting footnote:

    by Dwide Shrewd

    In the domestic trailer, we only see AJ's bullet say "Goodbye". In Russian, it says "Forgive Me", or "Sorry" first.

  • May 24, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Were they doin' some Gun Kata there?

    by comedian_x

    Sure looks like some mahfuckin' Gun Kata there.

  • May 24, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    WTF is this piece of trash?

    by Z0D

    Oh my god. I just wasted some of my precious time watching that shit. Hollywood is overrated, and all I care about is how I will survive Armageddon that will come with 2012. ___KNEEL___

  • May 24, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    WOW

    by polyh3dron

    Why won't Uni do a red band trailer for this like Paramount did with Tropic Thunder? I was not enthused for this movie AT ALL until I saw this trailer.

  • May 24, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Some translation

    by Vodoley

    The word on the bullet in the end of the new trailer is "farewell". The letters of the keyboard spelled one of the versions of "fuck you". Angelina IS popular in Russia. So is Morgan Freeman.

  • May 24, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Where's the excrement monster?

    by Dingbatty

  • May 24, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Ha, what do da russians think of Cate in Indy!

    by theycallmemrglass

    Ha they got a great sense of humour pitting Indy (AMRICA) vs Cate Blanchett (RUSSIA) on the banner of their website. So who's the bad guy, Indy? Nice.

  • May 24, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Looks waaaay better than that censored bs trailer...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    That's why I hate PG-fucking-13.

  • May 24, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    For directing CAPTAIN AMERICA, they could do much worse.

    by JDanielP

    When watching one of those INCREDIBLE HULK clips, with super-soldier Roth fighting Hulk, I (like others) thought of Captain America. In the right hands, I really think this Marvel Universe can turn into something extra-special on the big screen.

  • May 24, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    No download issues here

    by theBigE

    It played instantly for me, like youtube. Or did everyone download a HD version or something? It will be R, not PG-13!

  • May 24, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    They don't sugar coat things over there do they?

    by Yeti

    We seem to be hell bent on creating an easily offended, flustered and unsettled generation of wimps (who still manage to become violent anyway) Just saying....

  • May 24, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    looks more interesting

    by palewook

    than the american trailers make the movie appear.

  • May 24, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    100% better

    by Mace Tofu

    than the american trailer. Nice head shot.

  • May 24, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Good trailer, but you overhyped it

    by Mullah Omar

    It was bloodier than your typical trailer, and it looked pretty good, but I'm not foaming at the mouth over this. Maybe I haven't watched enough shitty trailers recently to latch on so desperately to this.

  • May 24, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    what the fuu..

    by TheDudeintheShadows

  • May 24, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    what the fuu..

    by TheDudeintheShadows

    do i look like a godamn ruskie who understood a lick of that garble???

  • May 24, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Yes!

    by andrew coleman

    Thank you an action movie I want to see! Wanted has jumped up my "want to see" list to number two behind Sex and the city..... I meant the Dark Knight!

  • May 24, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    This movie looks atrocious.

    by neverhed

    I can't believe anyone actually wants to see it.

  • May 24, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I Have Figured Out Something Very, Very Important

    by fedrich519

    I want to have intercourse with Angelina Jolie's mouth.

  • May 24, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Bekmambetov is a HACK. Trust me. Slo-mo sucks.

    by Proman1984

    Thanks for raping Irony of Fate Bitch.

  • May 24, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I got the Fight Club vibe from this trailer

    by vini77

    Hmmmhhhhhsdfsdhflkasjhdfkjasdf

  • May 25, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Speak for yourselves. My ass is not owned.

    by thebearovingian

    I am unsure about this one.

  • May 25, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Where the hell is Mr. Rictus?

    by The Awful Goggle

    And why the hell isn't Tracie Thoms playing The Fox?

  • May 25, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    The whole movie's in RUSSIAN???

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    There'd better be subtitles... >:(

  • May 25, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    still not gonna see it.

    by Warcraft

    because of how much it strays from the comics. i guess an r rating eases the pain alittle though.

  • May 25, 2008, 5:36 a.m. CST

    gotta admit, made me wanna see it...

    by Maniaq

    loved that bullet catching a bullet! I don't understand a word of Russian but I think I understood most of what was going on in this trailer?

  • May 25, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    They borrowed from Equilibrium, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • May 25, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    All thumbs this morning, as I was saying

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I don't care. I'm seeing this. Please Mr. Director take my wallet, and please help yourself. I don't need to understand Russian to know greatness when I see it.

  • May 25, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    straying comic adaptations

    by mutombo

    are good. Sin City was OK the first viewing, but on a 2nd thought it didn't add anything to the comic besides the audio aspect. And 24 framers per second. This film looks to be a gunpornfest. Fine if you want to relax and just be entertained for 2 hours.

  • May 25, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mmmm, russkiy goodness...

    by TheGreatHomsar

    That trailer kicked about 50 times more ass than its neutered American cousin. Granted, I speak Russian, so hot Russian accent + hotass Angelina + more violence + Cyrillic letters on the keyboard= one happy Homsar!

  • May 26, 2008, 4 a.m. CST

    This makes me

    by bonzo1

    want to time travel back to the 50s, defect to Russia, live there for another 50ish years eating only potatoes just so I can be around to see this badass trailer...

  • May 26, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Now I don't know about ya'll...

    by SouthSide_2010

    But if I have to sit through another Angelina Jolie action movie where she plays a badass who is more tougher than the guys she comes across on screen...then I'm gonna lose my fuckin' mind because the notion of that happening is fucking bullshit. "Wanted" looks like a shit movie with shit characters and an even shittier plotline. The only thing that could save it is if Angelina Jolie gets bitch-slapped all over the place and gets turned out by Guido the Killer Pimp at the end of the film. I'd pay money to see that shit. I hope this fuckin' movie tanks at the box office.

  • May 26, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    The problem with Russian trailers...

    by Jaka

    ...is that the dialogue is fuckin' Russian. :/

  • May 26, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Translation from Russian

    by StanTheProgressor

    Hey guys, Here's the translation of the text: Woman narrator: "The world is a fragile thing...and even a single man can destroy this world. But we have not perished yet because the fate knows the name of those who threaten it...and sends these names to those whose mission is to kill one to save millions. Those who call themselves "The Brotherhood of the Weavers." Studio logo "In your life, it seems that everything is wrong...Life seems empty and sad." Woman yells: "How am I supposed to sleep with all this noise?" Narrator woman: "Your girlfriend is cheating on you. You have no money. Emptiness, worthlessness and fear. Fear of discovering that, really, you're the one whose fate is to say to the world:" The guy yelling (loose translation here): "You have fucked with me enough!" (Keys, interestingly, spell out the first letters of something like "fuck you" in Russian) Woman narrator: "And then you will come to us." Morgan Freeman (?): "Join us." Woman narrator: "It's difficult. Pain, fear, hopelessness. But the trials will give you strength. And there will be a moment when you will be ready." Morgan Freeman: "The machine provides [the mission]. And then you execute." Woman narrator: "And when you walk your path to the end, you will understand that, to become yourself, you have to lose yourself. To give up yourself entirely." [pause] "You are ready." [some shooting & action] "Think about it while the bullet is flying. You really don't have more time than that." Man announcer: "Starting on June 26th, in all the movie theaters of Russia. The movie by Timur Bekmambetov "Especially Dangerous." Woman narrator: "Do you hear that? The fate has called out your name."

  • May 26, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    A few more notes

    by StanTheProgressor

    After the second watching: A printout says "Operation cannot be completed" The flying bullet in the action bit says "Goodbye" Morgan Freeman actually says: "The machine provides [the mission]. I relay it. You execute it." So, it's on. Look, I think Timur is an astute student of Fincher and Wachowskis, and a pretty good visual director. And that he's been able to produce the Nightwatch/Daywatch, looking like they do, on a shoestring budget, is also impressive. I am apprehensive of his plotlines and scripts, though. Anyway, hang on, I'll try to send Harry a review the minute I see it.

  • May 26, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Boycott This Movie!!

    by DallasGoodbar

    Once they took the supervillian angle out of the film that was in the book it was declared D.O.A. I'm going to send a strong message to the studios by not seeing this crap and telling others not to see it as well.

  • May 27, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome!

    by Johnno

    I'm so down for this one!

  • May 27, 2008, 2:14 a.m. CST

    the comic was crap

    by mutombo

    I don't understand why anyone'll want to see a faithful adaptation of the comic? From the trailer it looks like they took the core cool thing from the comic and turned it into something better. But shit, the comic was kind of crap.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    This will be GOOD!!!

    by jjn1268019

    The director is awesome, for those not too familiar with his work got rent "DayWatch" and "NightWatch" (vampire flicks)... he has a very foreign way of directing kinda like whats his name that directed "City of Lost Children" and "Amelie" and also "Alien 3"... I expect this to be very entertaining and FUCK THE COMIC (Geeks) the director knows his stuff if he didnt follow the comic to a T there was a reason! go see this movie and allow yourself to be entertained!

  • May 27, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Rating

    by purplecoat

    It's rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality

  • May 27, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Man

    by Series7

    After watching that. I am surprised that Morgan decided to be in this movie. Looks like he is breaking the mold when it comes to old actors just going through the motions during there crazy old years.

  • May 28, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Dallasgoodbar... no one cares

    by themagus

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