Movie Trailer Review
By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
For fans of televised comedy, a cast consisting of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day is pretty hard to beat. Having brought in the laughs on “Arrested Development,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” respectively, these three have carved their own comedic niches and earned our praise. A film starring all three of them is guaranteed to draw a crowd.
But it gets even better, because for the first time in a while, we’ve got ourselves a movie trailer that actually has us laughing the whole way through. It is deceptively difficult to capture the comedic strength of a film in a two minute long promo—even the original trailers for “The Hangover” weren’t nearly as spectacular as the film itself was—but from the brief glimpse we have here of “Horrible Bosses,” we are in for one terrifically entertaining film.
First of all, while we’ve enjoyed the recent wave of Apatow comedies, which have managed to insert some relatively heartwarming drama in between all the raunchy humor, we’ve also got a craving for some dark humor, and it looks like “Horrible Bosses” will deliver. This doesn’t look like it aspires to be a movie about coming to terms with your station in life and liberating yourself from corporate drudgery, ala “Office Space.” Nope, this is simply a film about abused employees who are planning on murdering their bosses.
C’mon, just the premise itself is funny.
On top of that, the supporting cast looks great. Colin Farrell has shed his bad boy image to play what appears to be a middle-class executive with extreme delusions of grandeur—he’ll be the unsung hero of this picture. Kevin Spacey is there, and he’s always dependable. Jennifer Aniston might not stand out, but on the plus side, it looks as though there is a scene in which Wendell Pierce from TV’s “The Wire” will be appearing once again as a police officer.
We’re convinced. Can we see this one right now?