The more I see from David Ayer’s “Street Kings”, the more I think this will turn out to be a pretty good movie, if not as great as “Training Day” (also written by Ayer), then at least better than “Harsh Times”. Aside from leading man Keanu Reeves’ stilted dialogue delivery, the rest of “Street Kings” looks killer. Literally. Check out the Red Band trailer for the movie, complete with gratuitous cussing and caps being pop into asses galore. And maybe it’s just me, but it sure seems as if Common has a bigger role in this thing than Chris Evans.
Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice Detective, sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington. Captain Wander’s, Ludlow’s supervisor, duties include keeping him within the confines of the law–and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs. Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective to track Washington’s killers through the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Their determination pays off when the two detectives track down Washington’s murderers and confront them in an attempt to bring them to justice.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, and directed by David Ayer.
The street gets bloody April 11th, 2008.