Sunday, April 26, 2009

FILM: Trailer Trove: Wolverine vs. Yes Man

Our new segment compares two high profile trailers from the week (trailers, not teasers) to get you guys excited about upcoming movies. Our first matchup is between another comic-book origin movie and a zany premise comedy. Everyone was buzzing at ComicCon because of the Wolverine trailer, but I really don't see the big deal about it. It gains points for Liev Schrieber as Sabertooth, the introduction of my favorite X-man, Gambit, and Hugh Jackman's final line in the trailer. It loses lots of points for a supposed love interest, Sabertooth running on all fours, and Gambit looking kind of effeminate. In the other corner is the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. This is a trailer that many people have been bashing, and I'm confused with that as well. He plays a guy who's used to saying no all the time, so for one year he says yes to everything. The bloggers are winging "Geez, it's just like Liar Liar..." SO WHAT!?!? Liar Liar was good! This is what Jim Carrey is good at! It's like a Kevin Costner baseball movie or a Chris Farley/David Spade movie. If the formula works, what else matters? Bonus points for a decent supporting cast (especially Murray from Conchords). MINUS a MILLION POINTS FOR THEIR TAGLINE: Yes is the new no. I hate that saying more than anything these days. 50 is the new 40? Ugly is the new Beautiful? FALSE! Ugly is always ugly, Ugly Betty! Still, this weeks upset win: YES MAN.

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