So. This is how it usually goes. I hear about a film. Watch the trailer. I hate it and subsequently slag it off, compare it to other, better films like it and suggest you go and see something else. WELL, this Friday, my friends, is different because I’ve found Movie 43.
It may not have a catchy or descriptive title, but the film itself looks pretty good from the 2 minute 32 seconds I’ve seen of it via the trailer; which is a feat in itself when you think about oh, say, The Oranges’ trailer, which was supposed to actually make people want to spend £8 on going to see it but in reality was painful.
They’re billing Movie 43 as the ‘”most outrageous comedy ever made”, starring “some of the biggest names in Hollywood”, which I don’t disagree with at all.
It has about a million [25-ish] of these “biggest names in Hollywood” in it, including Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Chloe Moretz, Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, Richard Gere, Kristen Bell and Justin Long and the guy from Saturday Night Live and Stifler and….. well, a lot of people. Stephen Merchant also pops up which is a pleasant surprise. But don’t be put off by all the ‘big names’; it looks nothing like Valentine’s Day and I can’t see Rachel Berry anywhere near the thing.
The only issue I have with the film so far is that I couldn’t spot Uma in the trailer, but maybe I wasn’t concentrating. That’s it. Really. Let’s hope Gerard Butler doesn’t feature in it too much and ruin it with his cray accent.