Looks like the filmmakers got inspired by the success of Batman Begins/The Dark Knight and tried to take the franchise in a darker direction. Controversial!

I kid! I kid! But seriously, the whole trailer works way too hard to convince me it’s a “gritty,” “edgy” drama, when I can’t shake the feeling Righteous Kill is the kind of chintzy genre flick that would go direct-to-DVD if it starred, say, Chuck Norris and James Brolin, instead of a pair of beloved Oscar winners. You with me on this one, or will I be eating my words come Academy Awards season? Holla!