I was going to post this trailer yesterday, but I was just so unmoved by what I saw. Three talented, well maybe that is a stretch for one of them, actors in a studio comedy that plays it very safe. Sounds incredibly boring and a waste of time if you ask me.
Jack Black hasn’t done anything “good” since Tropic Thunder, Steve Martin hasn’t been relevant in years and Owen Wilson is just too nice to bag on. Plus, he was recently in the phenomenal Midnight in Paris, so he gets a pass. The problem with the trailer for The Big Year is just how unexciting it looks. You got three men traveling the world and doing all of these fun things, but none of it really looks that fun. It doesn’t look that funny at all and it should considering the guys you have leading the damn film!
I’m sure this film will come and go, collecting a respectable amount at the box office and home video, but it will probably be forgotten by November.
The Big Year opens on October 14th, 2011.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are at a crossroads — one is experiencing a mid-life crisis, another a late-life crisis, and the third, a far from ordinary no-life crisis. From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures.