“Dangerous” Trailer Has Heavy Firepower and an Unwanted Guest

If you like the Fast & Furious franchise, you can find your eighth and thirteenth-favorite cast members in this shlocky action flick. Scott Eastwood (Wrath of Man) stars as Dylan, a former mental patient who travels to his island home for his brother's funeral. Unfortunately, he's got two groups hot on his trail. The FBI, led by Famke Janssen (sure, why not), and some violent criminals from Dylan's past. With the latter ready to kill in search of some serious bounty, Dylan must team up with a local cop (Tyrese Gibson) to take them down.

While this has potential to be a fun "garbage crime" movie in the vein of Den of Thieves, especially when Eastwood fires a huge cannon, two things drag it down. One, the trailer basically gives away the whole movie. So if you're intrigued by the cast and premise, you'd be wise to avoid it. The second is the presence of Mel Gibson. While there's a certain hilarity to casting him as someone's psychiatrist, it's a shame this guy keeps getting work. Granted, few of them are high profile affairs, but anyone could ham it up in this role.

The film hails from David Hackl (Saw V) and Christopher Borrelli (The Vatican Tapes), though both of them have also worked on several straight-to-streaming action flicks. Lionsgate will release Dangerous in select theaters and on VOD on November 5.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.