And Now Sly's Got A Gun: The BULLET TO THE HEAD Trailer Drops

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
Not to be outdone by his Expendables teammates on the eve of their action-geezer redux flick opening (First it was JCVD, Scott Adkins & Lundgren with the trailer for Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning, and then Arnold with The Last Stand), here's the trailer for the Sylvester Stallone starring, Walter Hill directed Bullet to the Head.

Originally slated for a release last April, our very own Todd Brown reported back in March that it appeared Warner Brothers had knocked Hill off the project once in the editing room, leaving Sly to supervise a final cut of the film. Sly's respone at AiCN was that it was all "an egregious lie." Well, regardless of who did what and how it all went down, the public evidence, thus far, is this trailer. And by golly, it's kind of a mess. A drawn-out, muddled, DTV-style mess that makes The Last Stand trailer feel like an absolute breath of fresh air, rather than just the serviceable trailer that it is. Yeah, Sly knows how to wear the hell out of a suit, and look, he's got some wicked tattoos, but when you have your trailer ramble on and on, well that's a problem 'cause this should be a pretty cut-and-dry action thriller... right?

So, pray tell what is the story? Based on Alexis Nolent's graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete, the film follows Stallone as a hitman who teams up with a cop  (Fast Five's Sung Kang) to track down the common enemy that killed both their partners. Below, you'll find the trailer courtesy of IGN. Am I being too harsh on this one? Call me out if so.

Bullet to the Head opens in the UK and U.S. on February 1st, 2013.
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  • Jorge

    It looks nothing like the graphic novel. They probably kept only the idea of a buddy movie with the pair of a cop and an assassin (already done dozen of times). "Last stand" looks better, agree.

  • ragedaddy72

    Looks good! It's good to see Mamoa get more work, hopefully he'll be in the next Expendables movie as a member of Arnold's team.

  • Bucket

    It looks alright. Nothing spectacular, but it doesn't look like huge mess by any means.

  • hiroaki.j

    Watching it makes it think if the fates conspire to actually get that "Snow Crash" movie off the ground, Jason Mamoa would be an ok choice as Raven.

  • Momoa looks like an Oscar winner next to everyone else in this.

  • Qinlong

    That's kind of praising with faint damning.

  • Qinlong

    I think it looks great. Of all the 80's throwback films we've seen in recent years, this is the only one which actually looks like it was made in the 80's. I get how someone might see that as a bad thing, but to me it's a good thing. I mean, Walter Hill and Sly !

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