‘Righteous Kill’ Trailer: Have 50 Cent's Acting Lessons Gone to Waste?


Tagline: "Nothing wrong with a little shooting, just as long as the right people get shot."

Translation: Now if only someone had explained that to the casting director.

The Verdict: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were in The Godfather: Part II but shared no scenes; in Heat they were together in only one. Now, finally, in Righteous Kill they'll act alongside each other for an entire movie (as grizzled, corrupt policemen pursuing a drug-dealing assassin). What's the problem this time? Apparently it's that some of their scenes are also shared with 50 Cent. In this second, brand-new trailer for Kill, great pains were obviously expended to make sure we see as little of 50's acting as possible. Since we like the guy, we were hoping he'd gotten better since 2005's Get Rich or Die Tryin' (in which he failed to convincingly play himself), but the fast-cut editing here makes that seem unlikely. Sure, he's in there, we guess — turning his head! Hanging up a cell phone! — but given that he plays the villain, it's probably a bad sign that we don't even hear him speak, right?