Opening this Friday is “Drillbit Taylor,” the new Owen Wilson movie. This is the filmwhere he plays a bodyguard to a few high school kids that are constantly getting beaten up by the local bullies at school.
I got to see the movie tonight and can say while it’s not a bad movie by any means, it’s also nothing great either. It’s a cute film that definitely has a few laughs, but it’s also directed by Steve Brill… so I cannot recommend it.
And if you’ve wondering why I’ve got a problem with Steve Brill, it’s because he’s the guy the Weinstein Company brought in to re-cut the movie “Fanboys.” Yes, he’s the guy in charge of taking out the cancer storyline.
While I’d normally play nice and wait to see what he’s done, I recently found out something so shocking that I’ve absolutely gone of the rails and I want this guy removed from anything to do with “Fanboys.”
What did I find out?
But…while I have problems with Steve Brill and I’ve made my feelings known, to be fair, here’s the synopsis and the 9 movie clips I was provided.
Ryan, Wade and Emmit attend their first day at high school and they’re pumped… until they meet up with Filkins, a school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins’ reign of terror, they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine. Their best response – and the cheapest – comes from Drillbit Taylor, a down-on-his luck soldier of fortune who lives a homeless – he likes to say “home-free” – existence on the beach. He enrolls them in some physical and mental training.