Star Trek captain barely recognizable in directorial debut ripped apart by press

Star Trek captain barely recognizable in directorial debut ripped apart

Chris Pine has played a variety of roles on the big screen in his career. In his latest project Poolman However, the actor not only appears in front of the camera, but was also responsible for the script and sat in the director’s chair for the first time in a film. The mystery comedy about a pool attendant philosophizing to himself is intended to combine Pine’s love letter to the city of Los Angeles with a personal matter of the heart.

The new Trailer now shows the Star Trek star in his self-written role, in which he is hardly recognizable. So we see the otherwise often slick Kirk actor as Big Lebowski-like Dude waste with a full beard, long hair and all sorts of absurd ideas.

And here is the preview in question:

Poolman – Trailer (English) HD

Star Trek star Chris Pine goes swimming in Poolman – and also with criticism

Numerous critics have been saying for months that Pine is not on the same level as the Coen brothers. Because at its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2023, Poolman went swimming mercilessly. This is what the trade journal Variety, among others, called the film “absurd disaster” and reported disappointedly from numerous spectators who attended the screening in Toronto took flight.


Chris Pine in Poolman

Also for The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s tonality is completely wrong and thus drags the impressive star cast of Annette Bening, Danny DeVito and Jennifer Jason Leigh to the bottom of the sea. So it’s no surprise that Poolman currently has a miserable score of just 23 percent comes.

That’s what Poolman is about

Even though Darren (Pine) makes a living maintaining and repairing the pool of a tiki apartment block, his full-time job is a dreamer and wannabe philosopher. When one day he gets wind of a grandly planned theft, he is suddenly thrown out of his rut ​​and suddenly has to do everything he can to save his beloved home of Los Angeles from the devastating consequences.

Poolman will be released in the USA on May 10, 2024 move into the cinemas. It is not yet known when the film will appear on the big or small screen in this country.

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