Sunday, July 10, 2011

Feel the hate flowing through you

I'm not usually one to be vocal with my hate. Okay that's a blatant lie and we all know it, I totally am always vocal with my hate. But this time, I'm joining others in hatred. See, just moments ago, a RedLetterMedia post on Facebook commented on how terrible it would be if all of his subscribers dislike the video at the end of this link. For the record it's a trailer for a movie called Jack and Jill, a movie in which Adam Sandler plays both himself and his abrasive unladylike twin.

Now hold on, I hear you cry. Didn't that already come out like, 5 years ago? And didn't it suck then too? Yes, the basic concept (former SNL comedian who hasn't been funny for years, does a comedy where he plays multiple characters in makeup, including an abrasive, cruel, unladylike woman) did come out a few years ago as Norbit and yes, it sucked so badly it practically drank the oceans then too. But this has Adam Sandler in it. That's a completely different former SNL comedian who hasn't been funny for years.

You know, we like to give Jim Carrey and Robin Williams shit for making bad movies, and without a doubt they both have. But you know, the reason I'm willing to give them more slack is that some of their less than great comedies have actually been funny (Liar Liar for Jim, Man of the Year for Robin) and in between them, they've both done great dramatic work. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, One Hour Photo, The Truman Show, Good Will Hunting, they're both actually pretty good at it. Hell, Carrey was just in I Love You Phillip Morris which already one of the most underwatched comedy of the new decade. And even down in Patch Adams or Mr. Popper's Penguins levels, they never sank THIS low.

Sigh. The ultimate point of this rant is, if you could help by disliking this video, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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