Friday, July 27, 2012

Trailer Trash: July 27 of 2012

July began with a bang with the opening of The Amazing Spider-Man and last week's The Dark Knight Rises raised the entertainment bar for 2012 movies. Today, July ends with a whimper with two releases that have set the bar so low, you'll have to dig to find it.

The Watch I don't know about any of you, but I'm still waiting to see even one funny trailer for The Watch. Vaughn looks to be giving it the ol' college try, but that's all the positive I can say. Akiva Schaffer's sophomore effort is a far cry from Hot Rod. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg continue to confirm their comedic writing talents started and ended with Superbad. I'll catch this on DVD because I am a glutton for all comedy, but you won't find me at a screening even if just to beat the heat.  
Verdict:  Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy. 

Step Up: Revolution Thanks to Kai at Man, I Love Films, I can now say I have experienced the "wonders" of the Step Up franchise, but this is too far. What are we trying to teach the up-and-coming generations? Fight corporate greed and corruption with organized dance? Yeah, because if you bust' a fly enough move, they will see the error of their ways, open their hearts, and do the right thing.

Verdict:  Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy. 

Ugh, I can't talk about this crappy set of new releases any more. For your sake, I hope you spend your time and money on The Dark Knight Rises, even if you've already seen it.

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  1. What??!! The Watch looks so funny but then again I'm excited only for Richard Ayoade's performance :D

    1. How do you know Ayoade? I've never heard of him before this. Vaughn is the only person who looks funny to me, and apparently everyone else thinks so too.