Late last night, as I was watching the Tony Awards… wait, no. I was doing 1,000 pushups, and Vince emailed me this brief message: “A 4 minute trailer? The f*ck?” He was speaking, of course, of the newest trailer for Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, which stars Channing Tatum as Secret Agent Cole Baretta (or John Cale), a man who just wants a simple job with the Secret Service so he can make an honest living and raise his daughter.
My response was, “Why wouldn’t there be a 4 minutes trailer?” This is, after all, the biggest movie of the year that we’re talking about right here. And what we know now that we already kind of knew before was that this is like Training Day and In the Line of Fire met Lethal Weapon at a pilates class, took it out for drinks and had a raunchy threeway with it on top of a pile of Die Hard DVDs. All set, of course, to Led Zeppelin.
Sadly, it’s not Zepp with Diddy this time.
My favorite part is still that the interview for a Secret Service gig is like a standards meeting on the Monday after a frat party. Either way, I hope Emmerich’s Oscar for this movie is made out of C4.
[Vince’s Note: It still blows my mind what Burnsy pointed out about this movie the first time we posted the trailer, that some guy got paid THREE MILLION DOLLARS to write a script that’s basically 12 Rounds in the White House, where the president delivers the line “DON’T. EVER. TOUCH. MY. JORDANS!” This movie represents the American Dream. Nothing can blow my mind after this.]
[See Also: Burnsy’s incredible White House Down Storyboards. So much better than the actual movie.]