There was a time when straight-to-digital movies were looked down upon. It was thought that those types of films might not be up to the same quality standards, so they were released for a lesser price. But Netflix has been knocking it out of the park with their original films, and their new Bonnie and Clyde movie is no different.
[Scroll Down For Video]
The story of the two outlaws, from the perspective of outlaws, has been told ad nauseam. Thankfully Netflix’s “The Highwaymen” takes a different approach — focusing on the perspective of the two Texas Rangers that helped bring an explosive end to the outlaw duo.
The film has no lack of star power either as both Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner will be portraying the men that brought down Bonnie and Clyde. It’s no secret that America loves the outlaw. We have seen the fascination with mob movies from “ScarFace” to “The Godfather.”
Bonnie and Clyde’s story isn’t all that different as they killed 13 people and committed several robberies. They were public enemy number one during the Great Depression, and for whatever reason, the masses were enamored with the outlaw couple.
“When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done,” the synopsis on Netflix’s page reads.
The trailer opens up with Harrelson and Costner speaking at a table about how many times Costner’s character has been shot. This suggests to the audience that these men know their way around firearms and will foreshadow the events to come.
The film is directed by John Lee Hancock, who directed the well-known “Blind Side” movie. It’s evident from the trailer that Hancock understands and respects the source material as he includes small details like Clyde limping from his loss of two toes while in prison. You can watch the film on March 15th on Netflix.