The movie Runner Runner features Justin Timberlake as a poor college smart guy and Ben Affleck as an online poker operator. The movie evolves around the shady side of offshore online poker. Here’s the brief synopsis from IMDB.
When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
I wasn’t joking when I said that the synopsis was brief. That’s not a very exciting overview of the movie. The official trailer was just released and shows much more of what the movie is all about.
To my surprise the final trailer actually looks pretty good. Unfortunately I can’t imagine that the movie offers anything better than we see in this 2 minute snippet. Despite the big name cast I don’t see this movie doing very well in the theaters.
I’m interested in the online poker but I’m not much of a movie theater guy and I don’t see myself paying more than $1.29 to rent Runner Runner from Redbox and watch this on my couch around Christmas. Hopefully I’m wrong and this movie is awesome. What do you think of the trailer?