Trailer Round Up – This Is 40, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Hope Springs, Hick, Hotel Transylvania, Lawless And More!1
This Is 40
Finally! It feels like This Is 40, the spiritual successor to Knocked Up, was announced an eternity ago. And while there’s no question that there is going to be an army of Apatow fans left with smiles plastered to their faces with the arrival of this debut trailer, I’m going to stick my neck out and mark myself for ridicule by confessing that the footage featured below really doesn’t do anything for me. Don’t get me wrong, there’s most definitely a pleasantly sweet vibe about the trailer, but I guess I expected something, I don’t know, funnier maybe? I mean forget that you ever saw Knocked up for a moment and put yourself in the shoes of an absolute newcomer, would you watch This Is 40 based solely off the sneak peek revealed here? Probably not.
With such minor quibbles out of the way, This Is 40 looks like classic Apatow. There’s an obvious balance of laughs and drama, allowing for another layered dose of comedy, while Rudd and Mann’s characters appear to be as endearing as they were the first time around. Despite my earlier complaints I’m still eagerly awaiting This Is 40, but I can’t help but to feel like this trailer is severely underselling the film.
Directed By Judd Apatow
Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Jason Segel
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