Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Other Guys

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Other Guys – Opening August 6, 2010

I caught this trailer before an opening day showing of “Date Night,” and along with last week’s Tuesday Top Trailer, “The Kids Are All Right,” this was a breath of fresh air that looks like it will enliven the summer. The trailer gets off to a fun false start, showing The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson as uber-cool cops who live life on the edge and get all the glory back at headquarters for their actions. This film takes its title from the revelation that its focus is about the other guys, who spend most of their time chained to a desk watching everyone else get all the credit for their hard work. Mark Wahlberg proved several years ago in “The Departed” that he is capable of playing a hilariously irritable cop, and seeing him do that again should be fantastic. Will Ferrell has also often been at his best playing a subdued funnyman, in films like “Stranger than Fiction.” Teaming the two up makes for several stellar moments in the trailer, like Wahlberg yelling at Ferrell for humming and throwing coffee on his shirt. The introduction of Eva Mendes as Ferrell’s smoking hot wife also elicits quite a reaction out of Wahlberg. The two should make quite a pair and it looks like the film should be an awesome and enjoyable action-comedy. The best line from the preview comes after an explosion forces the duo to the ground and the blowback surprises Ferrell: “the movie industry is completely irresponsible for the way they portray explosions!”

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