Shia LaBoeuf often gets a bit of a rough rep for all the weird performance art he’s always doing, but the truth is that he’s actually a pretty talented actor whose taken a lot of unnecessary risks with his career by appearing in movies like Nymphomaniac and this latest effort, Afghanistan war movie Man Down.
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The trailer below seems to show a fairly standard war movie about Shia and his buddy having some traumatic event happen to them whilst they were in the field, but the presentation is so great that it’s immediately going to make you want to go and see it:
Looks pretty great huh, and that song really helps to make it doesn’t it? But get this – if you read the description of the movie on the YouTube trailer, it doesn’t sound anything like the trailer I just watched:
When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas.
Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara).
In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family.
The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.
I mean what? From the trailer I had no idea that his son was even missing or that really that much of it was even going to be set in the US, not least the bulk of the whole movie. And where was Gary Oldman?
Kinda get the impression that the movie is being marketed to be something it isn’t at all from that trailer, but I’ll probably still go and see it because it sounds good and the trailer was banging to be fair. Guess they’re doing something right, although it’ll probably turn out to have some ‘psychological twist’ like he already killed his family because PTSD or his best friend isn’t actually alive etc etc. Seen them all before boys.
For more Shia LaBoeuf, check him out slapping a student in the face in an elevator in Oxford. Why? Who knows.