QUIBBLES: The hole in Stark's chest was implausibly deep. And the paid placements of Audi vehicles were a bit tedious. And I am starting to wonder what we all saw in Gwyneth Paltrow in the first place? We also saw some all-new trailers, of varying excitability:
- Indy 4: I get less excited for this movie with every additional promo I see.
- The Dark Knight: I am concerned about the Multiplying Villains Sequel Syndrome: I hope Harvey "Two-Face" Dent doesn't become a bad guy until the end of this movie. I think we can all agree that The Joker is enough villany for one movie.
- The Incredible Hulk: Edward Norton is a great choice to play David Banner. We all know he has a bottomless well of intensity- just rent The Illusionist to sample his intense staring. However, the new Hulk effects look uninspired, and the Hulk-like bad guy he must battle (Tim Roth gets irradiated too?) looks even worse. From a marketing standpoint, I don't understand the casting: none of the names above the title will draw people in. I predict this will bomb as hard as Speed Racer did.
- You Don't Mess with The Zohan: The audience loved this trailer. I have my doubts.
- The Love Guru: All the old Austin Powers jokes have been recycled. I simply cannot believe that he has brought back Mini-me again. Is he writing jokes in a complete vacuum? The audience just sat there and waited for it to be over.
- Hamlet 2: Steve Coogan (Night at the Museum) is a bad actor-turned-high school drama teacher who tries to save his drama program by staging a ridiculous musical sequel to Hamlet, featuring, if we are to believe the trailer, Jesus Christ and a time machine. The audience also laughed repeatedly at this trailer, a much better reaction that The Love Guru got!