Sunday, May 26, 2024

Trailer: Bruce Willis-John Travolta “Paradise City” Looks as Bad You’d Expect, the Anti-“Heat”


Movie fans love a great set up where two legacy stars take each other on. Think “Heat” with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Nothing could be better.

Now comes “Paradise City” pitting bald, waddling John Travolta against bewildered Bruce Willis, his lines edited together. It’s the anti-“Heat.” It’s very sad. These two were never on the level of that other pair, but they were in “Pulp Fiction” together, and technically “Look Who’s Talking.”

Travolta has made D film after D film, so that’s nothing new. Bruce is being exploited by his family. And this is the result.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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