With all the world’s tough news and goings-on, there is seriously nothing better than a movie that has you laughing out loud, forgetting about the worries of your day/week/year/decade, and leaves you with a smile plastered across your face. I am always on the hunt for a great movie comedy, as most people are, and could not be more excited about two movies thanks to their incredibly funny trailers.
starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne
Neighbors stars Rogen and Byrne as a New Jersey married couple who move into a beautiful home in the suburbs. The house next to them is sold and a fraternity moves in. After trying to make nice, the frat boys end up in a prank war with the couple. The trailer shows riotous pranks and a great cast of supporting actors playing frat members, including James’s younger brother Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, otherwise known as Superbad’s McLovin. Zac Efron looks like he is going to be really, really funny in this one. Unfortunately, we have a while to wait, Neighbors hits theaters in May, 2014.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grampa
starring Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll
Remember how amazing Borat was? Borat “acting” and bombarding regular people with crazy scenarios and taping the consequences? In this hilarious Jackass installment, eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman (an almost unrecognizable Knoxville) is on a journey across America with his eight-year-old grandson Billy. Bad Grandpa showcases their hilarious hidden camera adventures. This trailer played before The World’s End and had the audience laughing uproariously. We don’t have to wait nearly as long for this comedy: Bad Grandpa opens in October.
Unfortunately, trailers can be deceiving. I remember wild laughter, including my own, filling a movie theater for the Grown Ups 2 trailer. After watching this movie this past Labor Day weekend, I can say that the trailer misled me and probably everyone who watched it. The movie had a few laughs but was overall a pitiful excuse for a comedy. It had me thinking that Adam Sandler couldn’t really care less about us as movie viewers, but is really just out to satisfy his every whim, including shoving every single person who has ever been in any of his movies into this ridiculous movie. Honestly, shame on you Adam, not to mention you, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Kevin James, and David Spade, all comic actors I really love and respect. This movie was so dumbed down, at least for a sophisticated female, that I am truly questioning Sandler’s movie making capabilities at this point, because this is not the first flub on his IMDB database resume.
Here’s hoping all the funniest moments in Neighbors and Bad Grandpa weren’t in the trailers!