First Poster And Trailer For Alex Cross

Today we have the first trailer and a brand new poster for Alex Cross.

Directed by Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast And The Furious), the movie stars Tyler Perry as the title character, a homicide detective who meets his match with a serial killer played by Matthew Fox. 

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

“Alex Cross follows the homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller. “

Frankly, the trailer doesn’t impress me much. The movie seems like something we’ve seen before and it all feels very routine. I can’t spot anything unique or exciting about the film and it makes me wonder, how many of these recycled crime thrillers do we really need?

The tagline itself is also completely lame: “Don’t ever cross, Alex Cross”. Really? They couldn’t come up with something better than that?

The only strong point of the movie seems to be Matthew Fox‘s performance, who I’m glad to see more of as he hasn’t been making too many appearances since Lost. That being said, I’m not sure if that’s enough to make me want to watch this.

Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns and Jean Reno also co-star in Alex Cross, which opens in theaters on October 19, 2012.

Check out the poster and trailer below:

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