Red Band Trailer for 30 Minutes or Less Finally Delivers
06.17.11 by Ryan
We admit, so far, Columbia Pictures' upcoming comedy
30 Minutes or Less has seemed only mildly amusing, though, at times, we've emitted a chuckle or two. Only Ruben Fleischer's second movie, 30 Minutes or Less is the director's follow-up to last year's Zombieland, so excuse us if the bar is a little high.
In April, the first footage released from the movie was in the first red band trailer, which besides a coarse word or two, serviced to introduce the movie's plot which follows Jesse Eisenberg as a pizza delivery guy who is forced to rob a bank by two criminal slackers (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) and enlists his former best friend and school teacher (Aziz Ansari) for help. The first preview clip showed more of Eisenberg's attempt to solicit Ansari's help, and the first TV spot was a mixture of previously used footage with a touch of new footage mixed in.
The second, or perhaps latest, red band trailer (released on Fleischer's personal website) finally delivers on the comedic tone the director struck so naturally in Zombieland and goes beyond scenes that inform the viewer on the movie's plot to show several hilarious moments that have yet to be released in any of the promotional footage so far. Fair warning though, the amount of f-bombs left in the trailer's wake means that it's definitely NSFW. Look over your shoulders several times before viewing (probably best to use earphones).
30 Minutes or Less was written by newcomer Michael Diliberti, from a story he conceived with Matthew Sullivan, and was produced by Ben Stiller. Fred Ward and Michael Pena co-star.