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Watch Tyler Perry Play Detective In 1st Trailer For 'Alex Cross' (And So It Begins...)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 26, 2012 at 7:09AM

Well, here it is folks... no intro necessary.
Alex Cross

Well, here it is folks... no intro necessary.

My only question is, is there enough here to convince you to want to see the rest of it?

What I will say is that, I can't help but notice that, just like in the poster that debuted yesterday, Matthew Fox's character seems to dominate the trailer as well. He gets just as much screen time in the 2 1/2 minutes, as the man whose name is the title of the film. And he gets most of the "action" sequences. Tyler spends a lot of time on the phone, or pontificating. He feels like less of a presence, despite the tagline being "Don't ever cross Alex Cross," suggesting some heavy-lifting by the title character.

I was hoping we'd get a glimpse of some of those "brutal and realistic" fight sequences that stunt/fight coordinator Mark Hicks said were shot for the film.

I'm not entirely convinced based on what I'm seeing here; and, as I stated, I feel like Lionsgate isn't either, based on the poster and now, today's trailer. They really seem to be intentionally pushing Matthew Fox's image.

And I'm surprised we don't really get a look at Giancarlo Esposito in this. He's in the movie, and given how much more aware maintream audiences have become of him lately (thanks to his performance in Breaking Bad, and all the critical acclaim that's come with that), you'd think that they'd want to capitalize on some of that notoriety. Plus, he's a well-respected actor.

Will I see Alex Cross? Of course! I wouldn't miss this for anything!

It opens October 19.


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