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Trailer…’Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins Ball’

Well I never saw this coming…and being that its a straight-to-DVD sequel prequel, I know why.  I saw this on Wednesday and pondered whether or not to post it, then said “what the hell“, it’s Friday.  Just a little empty entertainment to get us to the weekend.  But really, how many of us were asking for anything more from Aces?  I know I was content when the movie ended (and the end was pretty sweet I’ll admit).  Smokin’ Aces was moderately entertaining and a fun movie, however it did fall way short of the Snatch doppelganger it was trying to be.

Now as film fans, we really should expect more from the studios.  Yet whenever there’s a “well” that the studios can dive back into, there’s really nothing we can do to stop them – these days, it seems like anything is fodder for a follow up.  So, much like the Carlito’s Way prequel (that no one asked for and no one wanted) this is yet another addition to the heap of unwanted and unremarkable prequels/sequels out there.  This looks to follow that ill-fated formula.  Have a look and let me know your thoughts…

You may have noticed that I have omitted the ‘Sweet‘ that’s usually included in our trailer posts and for good reason.  I really don’t think this is ‘Sweet’ at all.  To be fair to fans of the original, this may be right up your alley and you may be “on board” for this.  Me, I’m just “bored”…little play on words action for ya.  Also while not to sound totally negative, I do own the first Aces, but I don’t watch it regularly at all.  It’s what I throw in if I want empty action and brainless fun. Unfortunately, this looks like it will do nothing to compliment or advance the original in a positive way…sad really.  With Vinnie Jones, this prequel looks like a rent at best but who knows, maybe it will surprise me, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  If I have to, I’d put my money on the other upcoming movie about ‘assassins’ …The Tournament.  Check out that trailer if you’re so inclined…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvSFb95di4