Well this looks like it's going to be interesting. Netflix released the official trailer for their new thriller from the director of Taken 2 and 3, The Last Days of American Crime. The film is based around the idea that the United States government has created a signal that prevents people from knowingly committing any sort of crime. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, it stars Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty, Bright) as a criminal who puts together a team to pull off the last heist in American history. Also starring Anna Brewster, Michael Pitt, and Sharlto Copley, the movie drops on Netflix on June 5th. Check it out:
As a final response to terrorism and crime, the American government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Edgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael C. Pitt), and the black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal is broadcast.
I think this looks interesting to me because of the uniqueness of the plot overall. While it looks like it might be overdone in some parts, it’s really fascinating to think about how criminals would react if something like that signal was invented in real life. Some would not go quietly in the night, and we get to see how one such scenario would play out, even if the crime in our real world isn’t as rampant as it is in this fictional one.
I love the casting of Edgar Ramirez in the lead role of Graham Bricke. He brings a seriousness and gravitas to the role that sets the tone of the entire trailer, as he deals with the loss of his brother and how he can best avenge him. Not to mention the fact that he looks badass wielding a semi-automatic weapon while he leans out of a moving car.
This will probably end up being a lot like the Taken sequels, where it has some interesting acting sequences and a decent plot but crumbles under the weight of all of its part. I am really intrigued to not only see how the movie is overall, but the audience's reaction to it as well. It could be another surprising action movie from Netflix like Extraction a few weeks ago, or it could go unnoticed. Either way, will you be checking it out?