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End of Watch trailer hits hard

EndofWatch.jpgDavid Ayer has written, directed and delivered some strong films, films such as Training Day, Dark Blue, Harsh Times, and yes The Fast and the Furious, U-571 (with apologies) and S.W.A.T., and so a gritty police thriller that he's written and directed fits well with the best films he's delivered.

Add into the mix Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Cody Horn, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo and a new, violent and engaging trailer and I think we're looking at a film that could definitely meet up to those previous films Training Day and Dark Blue. Let's see what you think of End of Watch.

The new trailer comes with the American red band warning although while there's some violence in there it's really the shot of a man with something embedded in his eye that's the most disturbing.

End of Watch has a couple of policemen in the toughest area of L.A. getting a price on their heads ready to be paid by some cartel members and the trailer uses some powerful first person footage mixed with traditional filming, so don't worry it's not all hand held. Here's the blurb:

A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.

Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

There's a great cast there and the trailers so far have looked strong, but it's this trailer that really gets me locked on the film, as if I wasn't already with the mention of David Ayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña.

The new trailer shows that mix of filming styles using different cameras around the officers and the action unfolding around them as well as locking them down and delivering more traditional filming style too, something that will surely work much better than forced hand held camera throughout no matter what. This also isn't the main driver of the trailer and feels like something happening in the background, another point where most handheld footage films fail.

Here's the trailer for End of Watch, and remember it's a little violent so adults only. Here it is through TrailerAddict:

It does look good doesn't it?




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