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MARAUDERS

I have to say that this zippy clip actually makes me want to see the film because this bank robbery drama looks intriguing and you can really play the always-fun PPG - Puzzle Pieces Game - with the cast.

Bruce Willis plays a slick but shady bank owner whose banks get hit by a masked gang of violent armed robbers looking like they have come out of a Batman flick. Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage) are the FBI agents on the case.

As they dig deeper and the brazen heists continue, there seems to be more than meets the eye and maybe the criminals are trying to send a message about Sleazy Brucie.

"Are you suggesting that these guys are doing the right thing by leading me to a bigger fish?" Meloni asks as he pits his curious chrome dome against Willis' dubious bald head.


Bruce Willis (above right) and Christopher Meloni (above left). PHOTO: YOUTUBE

Oh, you know about these bank-robbery conspiracies, right? Those crooked bankers are always guilty. Especially when they look like Willis with his trademark wicked smirk. Anyway, my fave baldie here is the biggest one - ex-wrestler Bautista - who, wearing an XXXXXL FBI uniform is, I believe, auditioning to play the Hulk as a good guy with a badge next.

Man, he is so huge he looks like he is his own bank vault. And here's a suicidal thought - try stealing five cents from this guy.



PHOTO: YOUTUBE

CELL

Hey, this trailer looks like the cheapest zombie movie ever. I mean, just gather a lot of extras to make contorted faces with mouths wide open (above) and make them growl menacingly like you stole their Uber ride and, presto, it's an instant zombie flash mob here.

Apparently, their mobile phones zing their brains and turn them into zombies. No kidding. Even people in an airport toilet get zapped. Rule No. 1: Do not pee and chat at the urinal at the same time.

Anyway, John Cusack is a concerned father trying to get to his young son while Samuel L. Jackson is the effortlessly cool zombie killer.

"If we're gonna survive this, people are going to die," he says matter-of-factly, as though he is still in an Avengers movie.

Yes sir, but how come these people always end up running endlessly through the woods to shoot those zombies like ducks in a barrel?

I think it is because it is so cheap to stage, since trees and grass do not complain when folks yell and make a scene, right?

This Handphone Apocalypse is something new. In fact, it is hilarious.

You know, I always knew that yakking on the phone was going to be the end of civilisation.

You've heard of The Walking Dead. Here are The Talking Dead.

Tay Yek Keak

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Trailers'. Print Edition | Subscribe