There’s a chance I’m late to this party as I have not heard of “13” until today. This shocks me a bit as a movie with a cast of Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, Michael Shannon, Sam Riley, and 50 Cent (say what?) feels like it should have been on my radar. Without even watching the trailer, that lineup should pretty much tell you that this isn’t a Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy. In fact, has Ray Winstone ever been in a movie in which he didn’t growl and grunt his way through it all while carrying a pistol?
I’ve watched the trailer twice now and I can’t really get a handle on this thing. I understand that it’s an extremely low budget flick, but it just really, really looks it. If those goons that made “Skyline” pulled that off for ten million bucks, then this movie must have cost two or three grand tops. Either that or the storyline, which appears to involve some insane version of Russian roulette, just wasn’t gritty enough. To combat this, the filmmakers wanted the actual film to look dirty. If I could force a movie trailer to take a shower, this one would be it.