I wasn't a big fan of Joe Carnahan's Smokin Aces, it was a fun movie and it had its likable moments, but in the end I thought it was a pretty mediocre flick. I seriously doubt the direct to DVD sequel, Smokin Aces 2: Assassins Ball, will be any better. The guy directing the movie, P.J. Pesce, is the same guy that directed the crap fest Lost Boys sequel, The Tribe.
Here is how the studio describes the film:
Federal agents once again match wits with a cadre of creative killers in the high-octane feature-length film Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball. Walter Weed (Tom Berenger) is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey (Martha Higareda), a power-tool wielding psychopath (Vinnie Jones) and a deadly master of disguise (Tommy Flanagan). Also in the hunt is the fan-favorite Tremor family from the original film, featuring nymphomaniacal gun-nut (Autumn Reeser) and her lethal kinfolk (Maury Sterling, Michael Parks and C. Ernst Harth). Baker (Clayne Crawford), the agent in charge of the operation, puts himself and his team in the line of fire to defend Weed, but it’s not until the smoke clears on the film’s explosive climax that the surprising identity of the plot’s mastermind is revealed.
Just because Vinnie Jones is in it doesn't mean it will be a good movie. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think. The movie comes out on January 19th 2010.