Judd Apatow is on a roll. 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and SuperBad (which I had a chance to see during Comic-Con. It’s possibly the best teen comedy since American Pie.) And Apartow isn’t wasting any time. He’s striking while the iron is hot and cranking out so many movies, a backlash is bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, he can’t make all hits, can he?
Also at Comic-Con I was able to see the trailers for two new Apatow produced projects. Walk Hard, a music comedy starring John C. Reilly, and Drillbit Taylor, an Owen Wilson comedy about two kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully. Apatow wrote the Walk The Line spoof, Seth Rogen wrote Drillbit. And I must sadly report that I was disappointed by both of the trailers.
Director Steven Brill who played Seth Rogen’s boss in Knocked Up hasn’t been hired in Hollywood since the horrendous 2004 “comedy” Without a Paddle. He was also the “genius” behind Little Nicky, so I guess that’s the level of film we should expect from Drillbit Taylor.
I’ve been a fan of all these guys since the beginning (Judd with Cable Guy/Ben Stiller Show, Rogen with Freaks and Geeks, Wilson with Bottle Rocket, and Reilly since Hard Eight). So I really want to like these flicks, but the trailers alone weren’t enough to sell me. The Walk Hard trailer will be attached to SuperBad which hits theaters in a couple weeks, but you can watch the Drillbit Taylor trailer now after the jump.
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Â You can also watch the trailer in higher resolution at this link.