People tell me all the time that I look like Jake Gyllenhaal’s Southpaw character, but until this trailer came out, I thought our similarities were just on the surface level. Turns out, that’s not the case at all.
I too, was once a great fighter who let opponents beat the shit out of me until they got too tired to stand. My wife got shot. I responded with hookers and booze. My kid learned to hate me. Then I had Forest Whitaker bring me back from the brink. This is basically my life story. I might sue.
Of course, I love this trailer, and of course I’m going to see this film. If any of you think Antoine Fuqua lacks a distinguishable visual style, there are about five or six extremely dark and hard to see shots in this trailer to prove you wrong. See you, and Eminem, on whose YouTube page this trailer premiered, July 31.