Monday, September 27, 2010

The passion of the gnomes

Well, the trailer for Gnomeo and Juliet is out:

On the one hand, there's an A-list cast (well, except for Ozzy Osbourne). On the other, there's Elton John music and that inexplicable (and totally unfunny) fungi/"fun guy" pun. I'm reserving judgment, but right now my hopes are not high.

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Blogger Sheryl said...

Yeeeaaahhh... Not enticing.

6:09 PM

Blogger Yulianka said...

Not enticing at ALL, which I'm actually kind of surprised by. Usually trailers look better than this--even trailers for really bad movies! If they can't find enough decent footage to cobble together a two-minute preview, then they've got serious trouble.

8:37 PM

Blogger Sheryl said...

Not entirely impossible, though. There have been a couple good movies with terrible trailers... movies that I saw in spite of the trailers that turned out to be much better than the trailer ever suggested. Unfortunately, the whole premise feels iffy. "Here's a famous love story! Let's strip everything poetic and romantic* about it and make it a low-brow comedy!"

* Two whiny and impulsive teens meet, immediately fall for each other, and kill themselves rather than address their problems in a mature fashion. Very romantic. I adore Shakespeare, but I sometimes wonder if Romeo & Juliet was a commentary on the stupidity of young love.

1:18 PM

Blogger Yulianka said...

I probably have seen bad trailers for movies I ended up enjoying, but I can't think of any off the top of my head that have been this devoid of humor, excitement, or passion. This looks like a trailer for an episode of a C-grade after-school cartoon--and not even a good episode!

2:51 PM


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