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Alex Cross Trailer Arrives Online
Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox go to war

26 June 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Amazon

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Alex Cross Trailer Arrives Online

Following the first set of images from a month or so ago, here's the first full trailer for Alex Cross, the detective thriller starring Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox, based on the bestselling novels by James Patterson.

How's it looking? Kind of ridiculous, but actually not bad. We begin with John C. "Dr Cox" McGinley informing our man Perry that he has a gruesome crime scene to hand, and we're quickly introduced to Fox's mad-dog killer, an ex-military special forces guy "fascinated by pain", fond of a pair of pliers and handy with a sniper rifle and a rocket launcher. There's a bit of underground boxing, some running through what looks like a sewer tunnel, SWAT teams, helicopters, explosions... It's directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) who has a handle on that kind of mayhem.

As we said when we saw the first pictures, the stand-up-and-take-notice bit of all this is Fox, who has utterly transformed himself for this role, and looks really kinda scary. "Inflicting pain is a crucial part of my true calling," he tells Perry. "You are sick and twisted", Perry says. Well duh. Props too to Perry, however, sinking his teeth into a straight role after half a dozen movies in drag as an old lady.

Given the rate at which James Patterson's novels are published (several a year, although he juggles his core set of books with "co-written" franchises), not to mention their enormous popularity, it's incredible that so few have made it to the screen. Aside from a couple of TV movies, this is the first Patterson project we've seen since Morgan Freeman starred as Cross in 1997's Kiss the Girls and its 2001 follow-up Along Came a Spider

Is Alex Cross the shot in the arm the series needs? We'll find out when it's released in the UK on November 30.


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Forget it....
Rob Cohen directing, a PG13 rating and starring Madea. No way this is any good..... More

Posted by blindlemonpie at 04:15 on 27 June 2012 | Report This Post

Forget it....
Rob Cohen directing, a PG13 rating and starring Madea. No way this is any good..... More

Posted by blindlemonpie at 04:14 on 27 June 2012 | Report This Post

ED BURNS?
I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER SEEN A CAREER DEFINING MOMENT IN THIS GUY'S RESUME...HE'S A POOR MAN'S ED NORTON... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:14 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

This would of been a good gig for LENNIE JAMES OR A CAREER COMEBACK FOR MURPHY!
TYLER PERRY DOESN'T HAVE GOOD ACTION CHOPS...LOOKS TOO MUCH OF A MUMMY'S BOY EVEN IN JEOPARDY...IT'S LIKE ERIC LASALLE RUNNING ABOUT LOOKING 'OCTANE' IN ER...IT JUST DOESN'T WORK..... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:12 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Wooden Is Right
Yep, with him and Ed Burns all we need is a hammer, some nails and we'd have the best part of a fence. Chiwetel Ejiofor would've been a good choice, even Idris Elba. But let's face it, his books are awful anyway. More

Posted by bradcam72 at 16:55 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Fox!
Fox has gone Bale on us! Awesome... tho perry, hmm... looks likeable has the hero, but just not bad ass in a way that a younger sam jackson wud have been (for example)! More

Posted by roblutter at 10:59 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

looks interesting......
Not sure about Perry, but my God Fox has totally changed. He looks mental....... will give it a crack. More

Posted by Tosh at 10:01 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Should have been Idris Elba or Anthony Mackie...
I know Tyler is a huge name in the States but I just wish they would have taken a risk on a lesser known actor who could have really nailed it. Or Chiwetel Ejiofor , he woulda been amazing! More

Posted by Rocket 3000 at 09:55 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Should have been Idris Elba or Anthony Mackie...
I know Tyler is a huge name in the States but I just wish they would have taken a risk on a lesser known actor who could have really nailed it. Or Chiwetel Ejiofor , he woulda been amazing! More

Posted by Rocket 3000 at 09:55 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Why Tyler?
Looks like it could be good, but Tyler Perry is a major turn off. He justt can't act and looks very wooden in this trailer! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 09:31 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

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