“Get Him To The Greek” Movie Trailer Review

2/23/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie Trailer Review

“Get Him To The Greek”

By our guest blogger, Alexandra Cervenak

If a movie trailer opens with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs wielding a letter opener like a weapon while he ruminates on the dismal state of the recording industry, you can be sure to count me in.

Lucky for me that is exactly how the trailer for “Get Him To The Greek,” the spinoff of 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” begins. Like “Sarah Marshall,” the film is directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow, but this time the focus shifts to wild British rocker Aldous Snow--once again played by Russell Brand--and the attempts of a hapless record company assistant (Jonah Hill), who is assigned by his boss (Combs) to bring Snow from London to a gig at LA’s Greek Theater.

Based on the trailer, the film seems exactly like the sort of thing you would expect knowing that Apatow (the man behind such films as “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin”) had a hand in it. There’s the requisite male bonding, awkward sex and vomit. The actors are also mostly familiar faces--Brand reprising his previous role; comedian Aziz Ansari, who was in Apatow’s “Funny People”; and of course Hill, who appeared in “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” and even “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (as a different character no less, so it will be interesting to see if this inconsistency is addressed in the new film).

But just because the formula is the same, it doesn’t necessarily mean this film won’t be funny--in fact, it’s probably the same because it’s a formula that works so well. The film’s success will hinge on whether the actors can bring enough charm to their roles to make them seem like something refreshing. And based upon the glimpse the trailer gives us of Brand riding around in a motorized toy car while he wears nothing but a top hat and drinks some sort of alcoholic beverage, I think they can.

“Get Him To The Greek” is set to be released June 4, 2010.

View the movie trailer for "Get Him to the Greek" below. What are your thoughts?

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