March 5, 2004
||Not Yet Rated
||Buddy cop, TV remake
||Slow-motion hero walk, "From the
|"In a world where..."
"This spring, two legendary cops are teaming up to
take on the ultimate bad guy."
||5% (TV remake, Ben Stiller)
Given the schedule, BBspot can only review twenty-four trailers in a year.
It would be helpful if Hollywood delivered these trailers evenly throughout
year. Alas, they do not so for the next few reviews we will
be covering trailers well before the movie’s release. We start this
year off, with one that might be a contender for Worst
Trailer of the Year – Starsky and Hutch.
Starsky and Hutch was a popular cop buddy show during the 70s, but
that's neither here nor there.
From the director of Old School and Road Trip comes Naked Gun
Starsky and Hutch. The only similarities between the television
series and this movie are the names of the characters, the bad
acting, and the car.
Sure, the trailer has the same clothes, the "striped tomato" jumping
off the pier, and the bad hair, but it just feels wrong.
had never been a 70s spoof before then this trailer might have
been funny, but there has and it is not. If Ben Stiller had
never played the same character ten times before then this trailer
might have been funny, but he has and it is not. If Snoop Dogg
had not already become a parody of himself then this trailer might
been funny. OK, you get the idea.
BBspot continues the tradition of images
of actors with open mouths for Trailer Reviews
The trailer makes the movie look like it will be part comedy, part
action and part Buddy Lee commercial. There are plenty of lame jokes
and trailer clichés, including a slow-motion hero walk to
Aerosmith’s "Sweet Emotion."
I would have preferred a straight remake of Starsky and Hutch, not
one with David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser reprising their roles,
but the original series good acting, good writing and a bigger budget.
That would be much better.
"Afros aren't funny."
Conclusion on Trailer: If you have never heard of the TV show or
seen a parody of the 1970s then you will probably find some funny
stuff in this one. If you are expecting a remake of Starsky and Hutch
then you will just get a weird sensation while watching this.
Conclusion on Movie: I like Ben Stiller, but I am getting tired
of him playing the same tired character. This movie will suck.
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