First Glance: “The Misfits”

I’m always up for more Pierce Brosnan, but I’m not sure what to think of his new film “The Misfits”. It comes from director Renny Harlin who’s perhaps best none as the director of “Die Hard 2”. The film is built around a very familiar premise – a ragtag group of (you guessed it) misfits team up to pull off the ultimate heist. While nothing new, these movies can still be fun with the right people in place. After seeing the first trailer it’s hard to tell if “The Misifts” has the right people or not.

Brosnan plays a brilliant architect and international thief who is persuaded by a group of young Robin Hoods to help them swipe a ton of gold from a ruthless businessman (Tim Roth) known for funding terrorists. And it just so happens the architect and the businessman happen to have a history. The film co-stars Nick Cannon, Jamie Chung, Rami Jaber, Hermoine Corfield, and Mike Angelo. The trailer doesn’t leave the best first impression, showing a movie that seems content to mimic numerous other films. Hopefully I’m wrong.

“The Misifits” releases June 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

11 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Misfits”

  1. It looks pretty good to me if I can see it at home through streaming or library borrow at some point. Pierce is losing his accent! I like the aspect that the money is stored in a state-of-the-art prison. I heard some “dumb” dialogue in there but also some sharp dialogue. I like the idea of one old guy and the rest a young crew. Wondering what Pierce’s expertise is that they are pulling him into the job. Also like the Robin Hood idea (even though it sounds like they keep the money instead of distributing to the poor.)

  2. Couldn’t they just say from the director of Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and The Long Kiss Goodnight? Yet, they chose Driven?

    Does anyone remember that piece of shit?

    I don’t know. Renny Harlin has his moments when he’s working with a strong script and is restrained a bit but… I’ll wait for it on TV.

  3. Hm. Yeah, this might test my fandom of Pierce Brosnan. This looks absolutely ridiculous and seems to be going for the kind of tone that could really go wrong if it all the players involved aren’t convincing. I.e. Nick Cannon.

    • Actually, no I take that back. It’s actually Pierce himself who could be the wild card here. Can he mesh with that kind of young, hip, vibe they’re going for. Do I care enough to find out?

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