Jee-Woon Kim's American debut has buses and bullets.
Jee-Woon Kim is a great director. A Bittersweet Life, A Tale of Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil, The Good, The Bad, The Weird - these are all damn impressive movies. They're among the best films released in the last ten years. He's the real deal.
Now he's come to America, and as we usually do with great foreign directors, we've assigned him a B-level action film. This time the B aspect is elevated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is making his return to leading man status as a sheriff who is just too old for this shit (he is, it should be noted, not a leading man in The Expendables 2. He's a highly ranked guest star).
The trailer is... weird. I was grooving with it until Johnny Knoxville showed up, completely mugging, and looking like he's playing his character from The Ringer. Matt Singer of CriticWire pointed out that with the hat he's essentially playing the Kang-ho Song part from The Good, The Bad, The Weird (ie, he's The Weird), which makes me feel a bit better... except that Knoxville is no Song. We'll see how this wacky partnership works on film.