I’m Almost About To Cry
Comic-Con nearly broke me this year. The sheer amount of control-left, corporate agitprop in almost every single trailer, statement or announcement had me completely spend.
But — trust me — it is absolutely draining, donate to our Patreon and I’ll tell you all about it. I was close to the edge.
Then I saw the trailer for 21 Bridges and found salvation in normalcy:
Sure, it’s just a typical old-school, corrupt cop story but it has a rather unique added conceit that we’ve never seen in a movie before. Something we only saw on 9/11:
21 Bridges follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 Bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
Now that is how you ratchet up the tension!
Plus it’s got a great cast — with the exception of forgetting to cast Chiwetel Ejiofor instead of Chadwick Boseman in the lead.
I understand the economics of movie-making but it disappointing that this role has to go to the charisma-less Boseman because of his Q-Score after Black Panther instead of a better, more deserving actor.
Still, this ding is not going to stop me from being there opening night for 21 Bridges, which looks to be the tense, adult cop-thriller we’ve been missing the past few years.
Director Brian Kirk has earned his way doing TV for seventeen years so let’s hope he makes the most of this shot at the big time.
Maybe it can be the movie that We Own The Night, Brooklyn’s Finest and Broken City claimed they would be. Don’t even get me started on that piece of shit Triple 9.
21 Bridges shuts down the competition at the box office on September 27th, 2019.