Samuel L. Jackson and Twilight's Kellan Lutz Ham It Up in Arena
08.02.11 by Chris
With more than 130 titles under his acting belt, Samuel L. Jackson has been in more than his fair share of great movies (Pulp Fiction, A Time to Kill, Jurassic Park) but when you make five movies every year, there's bound to be a dud or two (Soul Men, Deep Blue Sea).
Which brings us to Arena, which stars Jackson, who runs "Death Games," a gladiator-style fight-to-the-death match (think Gamer blended with The Running Man), and Kellan Lutz, who becomes an unwilling contestant in the deathly battles.
Those who scoff at Jackson's decision to make such a Razzy-worthy movie, remember this is the same guy who agreed to do Snakes on a Plane.
Jackson obviously feels that if he hasn't gotten an Oscar at this point in his career it doesn't seem like he's going to so he might as well have some fun. Campy movie or not, no one can ever blame Jackson for phoning in a performance. And as for Lutz, one piece of advice: find a new agent. After starring in the billion-dollar grossing Twilight, you should be able to find something better.
Maybe we're being too harsh. Judge for yourself.
Arena, which will open in Europe, does not have a release date yet.