Andrew: Hello readers! It was a review-heavy weekend for us here at Two Tickets For... and we're looking to keep that going with a new review tonight, but for now I wanted to post a trailer that SHOULD have made me excited but instead left me a little disappointed.
I'm talking about the trailer for this fall's Tyler Perry/Matthew Fox thriller Alex Cross. It's based off of the novel "Cross" by James Patterson, one of his many novels about Washington, D.C. criminal profiler Alex Cross. It's one of my favorite book series (in fact I just bought the latest one, "Kill Alex Cross" on paperback) and I enjoyed the two Alex Cross films starring Morgan Freeman, Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, so I got excited when I heard they were making a new one.
But now that I've seen the trailer, my enthusiasm has waned a little bit. I think it's mainly that Tyler Perry is NOT who I would have cast in the role. I really wish Idris Elba (Prometheus) , who was originally supposed to star, had been able to do it because he would've been perfect. Oh well.
Take a look at the trailer to watch Matthew Fox look super crazy and Tyler Perry act as someone other than Madea: