In the tradition of Deliverance and The River Wild, A Perfect Getaway is a man-vs-man-in-nature thriller starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich as a vacationing couple who run into the wrong creepy murderers on their beautiful island vacation. I don’t think I’ve been more excited about a non-comedy movie trailer in like six months, because, for one thing, the main bad guy is TIMOTHY OLYPHANT:

I miss thrillers, I’m glad Hollywood is starting to bring them back. And based solely on this trailer and his past work they can go ahead and give the 2009 Best Villain Moon Man to Tim a year early at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.

Comments (18)
  1. steve zahn and milla jovovich; another believable hollywood movie couple. but i’ll probably see it cause i like steve zahn and i’ll take a thriller over torture porn any day.

    • To be fair, I know quite a few beautiful woman-rich nerd couples. Steve Zahn still makes a pretty hot nerd so you have to suspend disbelief there. (At least I’m assuming his character’s a rich nerd: glasses, can afford fabulous island getaway)

      • i wish it worked the other way, i could be the rich (poor) nerd and marry a hot guy. my glasses would take us to exotic locales like my parent’s basement, or we could go backpacking in suburbia. i would pay to see that movie (i would not pay to see that movie).

  2. I remember when my wife and I went on our honeymoon. We settled into our beach chairs, fruity drinks by our sides and lotion applied. I suggested some music to set the mood and she states she has a lovely mix on her iPod, made specifically for the trip. Great. The first song was some summery ditty by Jason Mraz.

    And that’s when I knew our vacation…was in hell.

  3. Is that Nikki? I think that’s Nikki.

  4. ben (waiting for the perfect GIF)  |   Posted on May 29th, 2009 +12

    You don’t go up to your suspect jungle-buddies and say “What do you think?” You tell whoever told you about the killers that you’ve been hanging out with some insane people and if it turns out you’re wrong you just say “Jesus, I’m so sorry” and never see them again. Or you could just go deeper into the jungle with them and see if they throw any more knives at you nonchalantly.

  5. alzh  |   Posted on May 29th, 2009 +6

    hot bad guys is all i need

  6. Live Free or Die Hard (like Lindsay’s Timothy Olyphant erection)!

  7. what do you mean it’s a “non-comedy movie”? it has Steve Zahn in it, it HAS to be a comedy. it’s probably a Joe Versus the Volcanoe reboot, with Timothy Olyphant as the tribu chief and Milla Jovovich playing half the female parts

  8. James  |   Posted on May 29th, 2009 +16

    I’m sorry, but too much of this movie seems to hang on the premise that Milla Jovovich wouldn’t just gun kata those fools. Maybe they just need to attack her in circle formation…

  9. At the 0:40 mark, that tune playing was the go-to tension scene song from Deadwood. I think Timothy Olyphant is great too but this movie has got poop written all over it.

  10. I like the shot of the limp hand shooting the gun.

  11. I wasn’t so sure from the description, but: fuck yeah. I will totally go see this. With popcorn.

  12. Oh yay! YAAAAAYYY!!!! THE BAD GUYS HAVE TATTOOS AND DREADLOCKS! The good guys are just nice career-people on a vacation, and it has to get interrupted by these people with strange hair =(

  13. Movies like this have ruined my trust in nice islands.

  14. zik  |   Posted on May 31st, 2009 +1

    I’m guessing none of them are the killers and they all become paranoid and end up massacring each other over nothing. At least that’s what I hope happens.

  15. Augustus  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2009 0

    Milla Jovovich is definitely the killer. That is the big twist. Guy goes on honeymoon with his girlfriend, who happens to be played by a huge badass…its definitely her. Maybe she is working with Olyphant, but I am calling her as a killer now.

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