The Nice Guys, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling

Trailer Time: The Nice Guys (2016) Trailer #2 *Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe & Shane Black*

Russell Crowe has gone from being one of the biggest stars of the world to someone who barely deserves top billing over Ryan Gosling in this film.  Think about it: when was the last time Crowe had a huge hit?  I think he was the best thing about Man of Steel, but that had a mixed reception and he had a supporting role.  You have to go all the way back to 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma to find a Crowe starring vehicle that was a success (and that a modest one; if you discount that it’s back to 2005’s Cinderella Man).  He needs a hit.  I’m not sure if The Nice Guys is it, but it the trailers have been funny and have very much the same kind of vibe as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: the Shane Black film that begin Robert Downey Jr.’s career resurrection and one of the most underrated films of the last 25 years.  I’m not sure if this is THAT.  After all, the last time Shane Black crossed my radar he directed the worst film in the MCU in Iron Man 3, but I hope this delivers.  The Nice Guys hits theaters on May 20, 2016.
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Shane Black, The Nice Guys
Photo courtesy of People Magazine

One thought on “Trailer Time: The Nice Guys (2016) Trailer #2 *Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe & Shane Black*”

  1. I know you don’t go in for musicals, but I was impressed by Crowe’s performance as Inspector Javier in Les Miserables. No one will ever mistake him for a really good singer, but in a movie musical your acting ability suddenly becomes more important than your singing voice. Javier can easily come off as a cartoon, but Crowe was believable.

    Crowe had a great run, but everyone has their time. After watching Les Miserables and Man of Steel, I would advise him (if I knew him) to transition into a career as a character actor. Because his leading man status is going to keep fading either way. Unless, of course, The Nice Guys is a huge hit, or he has another one soon.

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