‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ Trailer: Maybe This Bruce Willis Movie Will Be Good (Probably Not Though)

A few weeks ago, I discussed the precipitous downfall of one-time superstar Bruce Willis, all of which was spurred on by news of his new film Once Upon a Time in Venice.

You see, this new movie has all sorts of goofy stunts and gags and fashions itself as some sort of witty over-plotted action comedy. It has the potential to be good given the premise, but  this trailer indicates it’ll probably be the opposite of good.

Judge for yourself:


Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark’s goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him.

Hey, maybe this low-rent California caper is right up your alley. That’s cool. And aside from Bruce Willis, Once Upon a Time in Venice does have the great John Goodman, Jason Momoa, and Thomas Middleditch, so it’s got that going for it. Which is nice. Still though, who are we kidding?

Once Upon a Time in Venice will open June 16. Better get there opening weekend because, ya know… could be gone pretty soon.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.