After taking a look at the trailer for “Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball”, you can’t help but agree with Universal: yeah, this is definitely not theatrical worthy stuff here. If anything, it looks like your run-of-the-mill direct-to-DVD action movie, the kind that usually stars Wesley Snipes and shot around the bombed out looking streets of some unnamed Eastern European country. Here’s the first trailer for the Joe Carnahan-produced (but not directed or really written by, disappointingly enough) prequel to his moderate hit “Smokin’ Aces”. It’s called “Assassins’ Ball”, and it’s about bad guys, more bad guys, and even more bad guys trying to kill some guy played by Tom Berenger. Basically, watch it for the exploding bodies and never mind that whole empathy thing.
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