Cruz Reviews: March trailers


Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you to yet another movie in which a thinking, feeling robot is just a misunderstood being rather than a creature who can completely destroy its creator and probably a good chunk of mankind.

Welcome CHAPPiE, an adorable robot who fist-bumps and pets dogs and tries to prove constantly that he’s not like other robots. Created by Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), he learns all about our human ways but must inevitably learn to defend himself against those trying to destroy him. Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, and Sharlto Copley as CHAPPiE also star.

There are scenes too similar to that of the likes of I, Robot in just the trailer alone, which leads me to believe this won’t be anything new or exciting.

Chappie is set to be released on Friday.



Follow Vince Vaughn and his lovable team of underdogs as they go up against a team better than them in just about every way in Dodgeball… I mean, in Unfinished Business.

After telling off his boss and starting his own company the next day, Daniel Trunkman (Vaughn) and his only two employees, Mike Pancake (Dave Franco) and Tom Wilkinson, embark on a business trip to Europe and inevitable hilarity ensues.

A recycled plot with recycled jokes clogged the trailer and—I can only assume—will also infest the movie. It looks like it’ll have some funny parts but not enough for the price of a movie ticket nowadays.

Unfinished Business is set to be released on Friday.



Run All Night tells the story of aging hitman Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson), who murders the son of his former boss, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris). After Maguire’s son tries to kill Conlon’s son, he had no choice but to step in and save his own. But now he must protect his family against the man seeking revenge.

This movie doesn’t seem half-bad. There’s enough decent star power in it to render the characters convincing, and Lord knows this isn’t Neeson’s first rodeo. I also like how the story backs away from the hitman-versus-hitman plotline to focus on something that makes neither man the bad guy. I’m excited to see how this goes.

Run All Night is set to be released on Friday, March 13.



Based on international bestseller The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, The Gunman stars Martin Terrier (Sean Penn) as an operative who wants out of the business, but the organization he works for targets him after he threatens to reveal all their secrets.

The typical action movie cocktail is present here with one part obligatory sex scene and two parts gunfire. There are also kidnappings, cutting down guys with machetes, and snarky remarks between good guy and bad guy. Basically everything action lovers need. I will say that it doesn’t look like it’ll be a total flop, especially not with the perfect Javier Bardem starring in it. Plus Idris Elba? I’m sure it’ll do just fine.

The Gunman is set to be released on Friday, March 20.

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