As avid movie goers we love Will Smith and it’s been way too long since we had a movie that we could really get the full “Smith-ness” out of him. You know what I mean. Smith does his best work playing down to earth relate-able characters; A role which we have not seen him perform in quite some time. Even as Hancock, he was a super relateable. ‘After Earth, I could care less about and ‘Men in Black 3’ was a cheap, sloppy obvious money grab.
His latest effort, ‘Focus’ promises to deliver a whole lotta Smith, in the exact way we love him. He is funny, smooth, slick and adorably handsome. He plays the role of a con man aside the beautiful Margot Robbie, in a movie half filmed in beautiful Buenos Aires. What more can we ask for? I know, how about a decent script?
The script is written by Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. This by no means guarantees a good script. The pair has written Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa and The Bad News Bears so basically they are 1 for 3 in that regard (you can choose the 1 from the three listed). If Ficarra and Requa can half deliver, Smith and Robbie should be able to take even a mediocre script and make a decent movie with their sex appeal alone.
Here are two new posters and a new trailer to hold you over until the movie’s February 27th release.
“Focus” is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”). Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) is the producer, with Charlie Gogolak and Stan Wlodkowski serving as executive producers.