See "Dead Man Down" This Friday


Dead Man Down is not a movie I normally care to go see in the theaters. On the surface, it looks like a generic revenge story that isn't exciting or original. Many movies truly do nothing different and are boring or ridiculous or outright terrible. I'm giving this one a chance, though, because I know who wrote it and sometimes a trailer just doesn't do justice. Never mind the fact that it stars Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell, since neither one is really a draw for me. And I didn't see the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I can't attest to Niels Arden Oplev's filmmaking skill. What I can tell you is Joel Wyman is a terrific writer with depth and heart, and everything he did on Fringe gives me confidence that at least the writing will stand out.

Update: There's a great review at Indie Wire. They found it deeply contemplative, unexpectedly moving, and full of surprises. Coming from Wyman, I expected nothing less.

This is the trailer for the Twitter event. Much better than the original. You can support Dead Man Down tonight by telling others to go see it on Friday. Get the details here.


  1. Dead Man Down isn't a "generic action story"
    it's a Neo Noir mystery and a hard character study.

  2. Actually I said action revenge. Maybe I should have left that part out or worded it differently. I meant it didn't look like anything special from the commercials, and the only reason I want to see it is because I'm familiar with the writer's work.

  3. I have now changed the wording to hopefully make myself clearer. That's what I get for writing while exhausted. I didn't like how it sounded last night, yet I clicked "publish" anyway. Thank you for your comment.


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