Lundgren’s Logic

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Skin Trade

Skin Trade is a new film that is expected to be released on April 23rd 2015. The trailer does nothing but scream Taken all over once again.

To boil it down to it’s essence. The main character Nick played by Dolph Lundgren goes out for revenge once his daughter and wife is killed. Goes on to hunt Eastern European terrorists. They really don’t get a break there. At least the film is based in Bangkok.

Nevertheless it’s nothing original. Then again, the film is written by Lundgren himself.

You can somewhat understand Lundgren’s logic in pursuing this. It’s a formula that has worked for Neeson and Luc Besson, three times. As a ageing action star, it is a perfect vehicle for Lundgren. No doubt his fellow action star Sly told him it was a no-brainer.

Lundgren though is a highly educated man with degrees in Chemistry and Masters in Chemical engineering. Maybe it was naive hope that Lundgren might stray from his predictable role of action star and branch out into more serious territory.

Unfortunately for us though, Lundgren judging by this trailer wishes to stay in his comfort zone and follow the rapidly tiring Taken formula.