Well, it's here. And it's... pretty standard stuff, really. I'm not sure what I was expecting from the Alex Cross trailer, to be honest. The boring truth is that Tyler Perry isn't a bad actor at all (except for his over reliance on giggling like Dr. Hibbert). And like all things Perry, the closer he gets to normalcy, the closer he gets to mediocrity. Obviously, this was never going to be a springboard for his strange tendencies, but I was still hoping for more of a discernible clash between the man and the material.
No dice. It's Tyler Perry looking just like any other asshole playing a cop. That, coupled with the film's ill-advised PG-13 rating, kind of puts my excitement that this will truly be something special to rest. On the other hand, it also puts my fear that Tyler Perry will become a mainstream movie star at ease.
Regardless, Alex Cross opens October 19th, and I will be seeing the shit out of it. It'll be my first theatrical Tyler Perry film since Why Did I Get Married Too? I've been stuck in Taiwan for two years, and Taiwanese people, uh, well they kind of don't know about black people yet.