In two weeks, they've changed the title from The Night Watchmen to Street Kings, we got a look at the film's first images and now Yahoo has debuted the trailer. My first reaction to the trailer was that it looks a lot like Training Day, which is an obvious reaction seeing as director David Ayer also penned that film. Here, Keanu Reeves stars as a cop "who plays by his own rules," but when he's accused of a crime he did not commit --coupled with the death of his wife -- our nasty cop must go up against an entire force full of guys just like him.
I'm not so sure how I feel about Keanu Reeves playing a badass cop. The trailer itself primarily focuses on this angle, instead of introducing the actual story, and so you'll probably walk away saying to yourself, "Wait, how is this different from Training Day?" There's rap music, there's gun fights, there's lines like, "I'm gonna ask him a few questions ... and then I'm gonna kill him" and there's that gritty Los Angeles feel that David Ayer is so attached to. So check out the trailer and let us know what you think; Street Kings also stars Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, Hugh Laurie and Common, and it arrives in theaters on April 11.