The title is silly, the tagline of “CATch Her If You Can” is borderline moronic, but everything about this trailer for Cat Run is action comedy gold. All the cliches are there (a high class prostitute on the run, some videotapes that can’t get leaked out, a government cover up, an assassin chasing her down…), but it still manages to feel fun and fresh.
Paz Vega seems to be choosing some completely different roles from her Spanglish turn, and you can’t go wrong with Christopher McDonald (the guy you’ll be waiting for in the parking lot in Happy Gilmore) playing a pompous asshole, but there are really no big names here, and that could be a good thing.
Then there’s triple amputee D.L. Hughley, a poor man’s Helen Mirren, and a baby to carry around for some reason.
Seriously. Where did this thing come from. Crazy/Beautiful director John Stockwell seems to have created an action comedy that recalls the 90s while tossing in a generic version of the detectives from Psych right down to the racial quota.
Check it out for yourself:
Depending on your viewpoint, this thing seems to go back to either Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys and both are good things. Maybe it’s just refreshing to see an action flick with a little humor that 1) isn’t Rush Hour 2) yeah, I said it and 3) isn’t based off a comic book or a reboot or a sequel coming long after the popularity has died down.
It’s an original action comedy. Who the hell knew those still existed?
Unless it’s all a big joke, Cat Run will see theaters on April 1, 2011.