Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena’s End Of Watch is just another reason to say goodbye to the summer and embrace the fall movie onrush including Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Looper. The red band trailer has landed with a few new images to check out below. One’s a little stabby as you’ll see.
End Of Watch is a different kind of take on the police story thankfully. Director David Ayer wrote Training Day and wrote and directed 2006’s Harsh Times which focused on corrupt policeman, but this time Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña play the good guys as cops. It seems like a very long time since we’ve had a movie where the cops are good guys just trying to do their job. Even the docu-style shooting works since it makes you feel like you’re part of the film rather than just watching it.
The two trailers might give some the impression that this is going to be another found footage movie, but it takes many different angles which only pulls us into the film rather than feel like observers. The red band trailer is different and has a little more intense action, plus shots like the images above. Gyllenhaal and Peña have an amazing chemistry that I’ve not seen him have since with Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. Rest assured that there’ll be spit in the hand scenes in this one.