Thursday, February 08, 2007
Trailer Trash: Hotter Than July
I saw the trailer for Shrek the Third during American Idol last night, and...here's the thing: I realize why Shrek is not great filmmaking. I realize why Shrek is annoying. But there are witnesses to the fact that I more-or-less laughed my ass off at Shrek 2, and when I look at the voice cast they've assembled for the third movie? Justin Timberlake, John Krasinski, Ian McShane, and as the fairytale princesses, Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler, Cheri Oteri, and Maya Rudolph. Plus, and maybe this is just me being easy to please, but Larry King voicing the ugly step-sister? Kills me ever single time.
Check out the trailer. How entirely off-base am I? Keeping in mind that I am fully aware how bad a line "King of the stupids" is. And how tired Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz have become as the leads. And how hacky a lot of the pop references and musical cues are bound to be. I get it. And still...