Renny Harlin’s 5 Days of War Trailer

Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin is known for providing some of the more entertaining action flicks that the ’90s had to offer (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea), but his career has been on a bit of a nosedive ever since then, giving us stinkers like Driven, Exorcist: The Beginning and The Covenant. After an attempt to return to his glory days with 12 Rounds, he is now trying to re-invent himself by directing a “serious” drama based on a true story. Of course, it also happens to be a drama with quite a few explosions in it.

5 Days of War is based on the true story of an American journalist who was caught in the sudden war between Russia and Georgia that broke out in August of 2008. Watching this trailer, it’s not really presented in a way that makes it feel like real events. The quality of the acting and the indulgence in violence make it somewhat difficult to take seriously, but at the same time, I’m actually curious to see how he handles the material. With a cast that includes Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Heather Graham and Dean Cain, feel free to draw your own conclusions. 5 Days of War hits select theatres on August 15th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • kyri

    It looks interesting, indeed, I have no idea what happened during that war so maybe it will be a good History lesson?
    I am curious to see what role Van Kilmer played to those events.

  • AmKe

    horrible photoshopping on that image

  • Jonny Ashley

    Some really weird photoshopping in that picture

  • fatbologna

    Anchor Bay’s productions have been pretty much shit across the board so I’m not really holding out hope that this’ll be any different. Plus, Val Kilmer’s giant melon makes me uncomfortable. I think he spent too much time hanging out with Brando on Island of Dr. Moreau and maybe picked up some weird habits. Fat man habits.

  • kyri

    haha.. indeed mate, he looks insanely weird but hey, maybe he gained the weight for the role?? :)

  • Niklas

    nah, Val has been fat for a while now

  • Big Hungry

    I’m interested but not sold yet

  • Guest

    So fucking typical. Must alway follow the political line. Since the US orchestrated the training of georgian, arming them with their weapons and then giving the the green light to commit agression against the russian and start the war, we must make a film that is anti-Russian and pro-Georgian. GTFO!

  • Guest

    The fact that the first implies that it may be a god history lesson (i really hope its ironic) shows what i mean. How can you even trust anything from Hollywood? Do you have any idea how much reality, specially in politics, the American films twist? The US gave the Georgian green light to start the war, and they supported them. Of course this film is gonna be pro-Georgian, or at least anti-Russian to a great extent.
    History lesson…pweeeeh. It’s like saying American produced films about the Iraq war is realistic or some shit.