Second Explosive Sabotage Trailer Is Almost Exactly The Same As The First

By Nick Venable 2013-12-21 10:24:18discussion comments
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Usually when a high profile release puts out a second trailer, itís evident that someone involved in the filmís marketing took the time to make sure it has a personality all on its own and doesnít just retread all the same footage and dialogue as the first one. That is not at all the case with this second preview for David Ayerís bullet-seeping Sabotage, which is nearly identical to our first look at the film last month. Obviously itís not unheard of for trailers to appear similar, but this is kind of ridiculous; itís like they made an international version and just forgot to add the subtitles. But I guess when a trailer involves Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Joe Manganiello emptying magazines and exploding things, there really isnít much of an impetus to move towards something different.

One of the few changes here is perhaps the most telling about what kind of a film Sabotage is. Whereas the first trailer features just one gun being cocked before one last-second gun burst, this new trailer ends on six guns being cocked before said gun-burst. Six guns! I fully expect for the next theatrical poster to just feature a gun with the words "gun noise" written under it. As for other differences, we get a few alternate shots of Terrance Howard and Manganiello and the beginning cuts out Schwarzeneggerís awkward small talk.

Itís both a shame and a blessing, I guess. While itíd be great to see some more footage, I guess itís best to be surprised by everything when actually watching the film. Not that there will be many surprises hidden behind all the rubble and dead bodies.

For Sabotage, Schwarzenegger is "Breacher" Wharton, a DEA task force leader with a focus on taking down drug cartels. After celebrating a huge bust, members of the team start showing up dead as one cartel begins exacting revenge. Because a huge chunk of confiscated money goes missing, the good guys arenít on their side either. But thereís no mystery that canít be shot at and blown up, so thatís how they get down to business.

Luckily, itís a great cast of badasses doing the damage. Beyond the already mentioned actors, the film also stars Harold Perrineau, Max Martini, Mireille Enos, a nearly unrecognizable Josh Holloway, and Olivia Williams, who speaks in what will undoubtedly be in the running for "Worst Accent of 2014." Listen to it and more in the samey first first trailer below, and check out Sabotage in theaters on April 11, 2014. But wear your bulletproof vest, just in case.


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