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Killing Season Trailer Slogs In
Travolta takes on De Niro

16 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Apple

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Killing Season

When the poster for Robert De Niro/John Travolta matchup Killing Season arrived last week, we were a little worried by how low-rent it seemed, and by Travolta’s knit cap and beard. The trailer is online over at Apple and if we’re honest, it hasn't completely assuaged our fears.

There was a time when a throwdown between Travolta and De Niro seemed like a great idea. But while De Niro can certainly act tough, the visual of him tromping through the wilderness hunting Travolta (and vice versa) just doesn’t convince us.

De Niro here is playing a reclusive American military veteran who lives deep in the Appalachian Mountains and rarely comes down from his cabin, even for family celebrations. He’s a man who likes his privacy, so the arrival of a Bosnian tourist and fellow hunter (Travolta) is a surprising chance for some company.

Except… his house guest isn’t all he seems. He’s a Serbian war vet who has come to hunt the most dangerous game: Bobby D! Between The Trav’s accent and De Niro’s scowl, this is either going to be a nifty cat-and-mouse affair with two veteran tough guys or… Well, the alternative doesn’t bear thinking about. Killing Season is out in the US on July 12, but doesn’t have a set UK date yet.


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Saw it tonight and it was....OK . It won't get any awards, it certainly won't set the box office alight either and clips from it won't be shown in a Best Of montage when either De Niro or Travolta die, and as its just De Niro and Travolta on screen for 95% of the running time it gets a bit Tom & Jerryish with the violence after a while, but it was better than most of the stuff either actor have made recently (and I'm not just saying that because I got to meet Travolta in the interval b More

Posted by Indio at 23:45 on 25 June 2013 | Report This Post

Going to see this next week at the BFI followed by a Q&A with Travolta - I'll let him know that Empire thought that it looked like a load of ol'shite... More

Posted by Indio at 11:50 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

hmm
The premise and direction look pretty good, but Travolta is miscast there. His accent, beard, hair, etc all look/sound wrong and make it look low rent. should have got someone else in there to go up against de niro. More

Posted by hermes16 at 14:30 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

Haven't laughed so hard in ages -
Travolta's beard + accent in the opening few seconds " Vere are you going?" " Hoonting....". They both need to get on the phone to QT and Marty and beg for parts in their next films because this is just getting embarrassing. More

Posted by jimizero1 at 10:41 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

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