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Watch: Red Band Trailer For Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Awesomely Goes After A Twisted American Dream

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 26, 2013 7:14 PM
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Oh sure, we like to rag on Michael Bay, but considering that it's been eight years since he's made a non-"Transformers" movie, it's also become rather easy. Perhaps we've forgotten he's the same dude behind the immensely popular popcorn spectacles like "The Rock" and "Bad Boys," but no worries, because he's coming this spring with a whole new arsenal of his usual toys in what looks like a movie directed by a can of Red Bull. In other words, it looks sorta awesome.

A three minute red band trailer has arrived for "Pain And Gain," which paints the based-on-a-true-story movie about some bodybuilders and their kidnap-and-get-rich-scheme as a twisted take on the American dream. And indeed, Bay's American dream features no shortage of stacks of cash, hot babes, hotter rides, midgets, severed toes, trash talk and sexual innuendo in what looks like a steroid infused ejaculation of everything the director is known for. This will either be stylistic overkill, the best time you'll have at the movies this year or something fascinatingly in between. All we know is, we can't wait.

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14 Comments

  • Navas | March 27, 2013 10:05 AMReply

    this is the type of movie my dad will enjoy. its not a bad thing.

  • loudrockmusic | March 27, 2013 5:10 AMReply

    That picture up top is everything.

  • d | March 27, 2013 12:51 AMReply

    I understand thinking this looks entertainingly ridiculous... but people actually think this looks good?

  • BEF | March 27, 2013 12:29 PM

    This trailer sold me in the way that the first Hangover one did ... probably be similar a fun diversion, but this was an expertly cut trailer that got a Bay hater interested. Also, Wahlberg, The Rock and Anthony Mackie (with Ed Harris showing up?!) is the strangest, perhaps most appealing cast of the summer blockbusters. I'll check it out.

  • mpbstereo | March 27, 2013 9:11 AM

    Huffy, couldn't agree with you more. Spot on analysis.

  • huffy | March 27, 2013 1:15 AM

    It's more that Bay is making a self-aware, self-mocking film and people are interested. Oftentimes the best satire is indistinguishable from what it's ridiculing. See the entirety of Paul Verhoeven's Hollywood output. Of course Bay isn't half the director that Verhoeven is but regardless, this could be an interesting piece of satire, if not a particularly subtle one. Despite what his filmograpgy suggests Bay can be a decent director when he wants to be and this film looks tailor-made to his strengths.

  • HTTP | March 26, 2013 11:01 PMReply

    "I'll be your stepfather by the weekend." - I'm totally sold on this movie.

  • Bay | March 26, 2013 9:47 PMReply

    A stupid action flick. FUN FUN FUN

  • DG | March 26, 2013 9:31 PMReply

    I was beyond skeptical going in but this really does look like it could be good

  • jimmiescoffee | March 26, 2013 9:23 PMReply

    The Rock and Bad Boys (1) are good flicks. bay 4 life.

  • nightgoat72 | March 26, 2013 8:38 PMReply

    That was the greatest fucking trailer I've ever seen. This is going to be Michael Bay's magnum opus.

  • thislalife | March 26, 2013 8:09 PMReply

    This and Spring Breakers are going to make one hell of a double bill in the future. But seriously this shit looks deyoooppe

  • sam | March 26, 2013 7:52 PMReply

    "This will either be stylistic overkill, the best time you'll have at the movies this year or something fascinatingly in between." way to cover everything.

  • Kate | March 26, 2013 7:23 PMReply

    This is going to make SO MUCH MONEY.

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