Zoe Saldana and Michael Vartan in the Colombiana trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
COLOMBIANA is about a young girl (Zoe Saldana) that witnesses her parents get killed by a ruthless drug kingpin. She spends the next years of her life learning how to be a cold blooded killer so she can exact revenge on those that killed her family. The first trailer for the film is below, but it breaks a couple of cardinal rules of movie trailers. First off, it repeats itself about halfway through, prompting me to check the status bar to make sure I didn’t hit the back button. You only have two minutes to convince people to come see your movie, don’t show them something twice. Second, this is supposed to be an action revenge movie on par with TAKEN and the whole thing looked very b-movie-ish. I can’t say I have my hopes up for this one.
The plus side is that it stars Zoe Saldana and Michael Vartan, who must be destined to be the boyfriend of tough girls that like to kill people. Olivier Megaton is directing the film that hails from the mind of Luc Besson. COLOMBIANA hits theaters on September 2nd.