Trailer for 13 is locked and loaded
In 2005, Géla Babluani directed 13 TZAMETI, a good not great black and white thriller with an incredibly disturbing premise. It’s best to see this film not knowing anything about it, so I’ll keep the spoilers to a minimum.
The advertising for the film (and its remake, 13, which I will get to in a moment) is paradoxical; the trailer needs to get people to see the film by showing what it’s about, but showing what the film is about lessens the impact of an initial viewing. So it’s only fitting that the trailer for the remake, 13, is spoiler-riddled.
13 is once again directed by Babluani, and stars Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, 50 Cent, Ray Winstone, Sam Riley, and Michael Shannon. The trailer looks similar to the original, except this time around the characters (and the plot) are given more backstory. The original benefited from being mysterious, and I’m always weary when remakes look to explain everything (Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN anyone?). Check the trailer out after the break and let me know what you think.
While some will disagree, I’ll add this to the list of good/great foreign films that are being remade (i.e. dumbed-down) for American audiences. The release date is uncertain, but it’s safe to say that I'll be skipping this film when it's released, and it takes a lot for me not to see a film that has Michael Shannon in it.