Michael Bay promised Pain & Gain would be something a little different from what we normally expect from him. However as this trailer shows, it’s still somewhat familiar, with bright, saturated colours and a love of slow-mo, as well as showing off women in skimpy outfits.
Indeed it rather harks back to Bad Boys, although without as many explosions (as the trailer shows, there are indeed things exploding, but seeing as most Bay movies are a two hour fireworks display, this is comparatively restrained).
The action comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, telling the true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. It hits US cinemas on April 26th, and the UK on May 3rd.