Mad, bad and buff to the MAX: this explicit trailer to Michael Bay‘s upcoming Pain and Gain is just like the old trailer but on steroids — which is apparently a good thing in idiomatic English.
Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, it’s based off a real-life story of two body-builders turned kidnappers in 1990s Miami. The colours are bright, The Rock and Marky Mark have never looked bigger and the movie looks like it could actually be funny.
In fact, it made us remember that Michael Bay used to make movies that weren’t completely loathed by the thinking world: The Rock and Armageddon were both excellent action films that had funny performances by stars of American independent cinema. Only through making Pearl Harbour and the Transformers films did he turn into a complete hack. If Pain and Gain doesn’t disappoint on its trailer, could this be Bay’s comeback movie? Are we witnessing the start of a Baynaissance? Is this the dawning of the age of Bayquarius? (okay, that last one makes no sense…)
Pain and Gain hits UK cinemas 3 May