Worst trailer, ever. Get smart, trailer. What has happened to us as a people? Steve Carell is a genuinely funny dude. Anne Hathaway is such a babe she can make guys who chop down trees for a living enjoy a movie about the dying publishing industry, and almost cry. How do you eff this up? Why can’t Warner Bros. print cool with this movie? I didn’t laugh inside once until the naked guy from Borat showed up. This is Get Smart, are we really relying on Madea-like Kazakh cameos to push it over $100 million at the box office?
As soon as this pathetic trailer ended, I clicked away to the original TV show’s intro. There’s your blueprint. Carell can do a good Don Adams, but it’s not here. Adams’s comedy was genius: his Maxwell Smart was a smooth, unaware, carefree guy who made it out beyond okay everytime, thanks to a hot, witty sidekick. That premise remains what all guys want in life. What happened here? Why do movies have to include so many beautiful unfunny friggin’ people? This isn’t a supermarket in Miami at 8 p.m., it’s a comedy. I am so glad they didn’t show Bill Murray, who’s in the movie, in this trailer.
This is Get Smart with botox and it sucks. This trailer is a 0.0. I had to listen to a botched theme song from the very unrelated Spy Hunter arcade game on YouTube three times to repress it. Is it harder to re-spoof a ’60s James Bond film with minor updates than it is to reinvent it? Judging from this trailer, this is Carell’s second Almighty big budget bomb.
Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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