Just like a great meal feels incomplete without a sinful dessert, an action movie is incomplete if there isn’t a badass cop who dares to cross the limits and go to extreme lengths to catch the bad guy. At times the lines are so blurred that we get confused if they are even supposed to be the ‘good guys’ and torchbearers of justice in the first place. You are compelled to question who’s more dangerous – cops or the criminals? Gerard Butler brings similar vibes to the upcoming crime thriller ‘Den Of Thieves’ and by the looks of the trailer, the movie has the potential to give 2018 that much needed action-packed start.
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The storyline isn’t something extraordinary. In fact, it exploits the age old favorite trick of directors to gather a bunch of thieves and make them pull off one of the biggest bank heists in history. This movie too walks on a similar path – a group of bank robbers plan to take down the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles. However, one of the thieves comes under the radar hands of Butler, who does not have words like mercy or kindness in his dictionary.
He is one straight-up badass, who looks like he was summoned from hell to make things unbearable and painful for people (read: criminals) on earth. The trailer does fulfill our sadistic fantasies, with a scene where Butler remorselessly interrogates a man and tells him that he won’t get any medical help unless he gives some important scoop.
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He is clearly not a cop who will go by the book and neither was Al Pacino in ‘Heat’. First glance at the trailer and the comparison between 1995 ‘Heat’ and ‘Den Of Thieves’ is inevitable. Even if the background of LA does not convince you, a tough cop who thinks and works with equal savagery as criminals will surely remind you Michael Mann’s classic crime film.
‘Den of Thieves’ is helmed by Christian Gudegast and also stars Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Max Holloway. Well, after his ‘Geostorm’ tanked big time at the box office, we hope Gerard bounces back with much fierceness with this movie that will release on January 19, 2018.