Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 2 minutes
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I’m not exactly sure why the box this preview came in looked like something out of a “Justice League” cartoon; all the film’s characters boldly posed atop a streaking title with lettering that screams “adventure movie.” When this sluggish trailer hyping a fairly straightforward romantic comedy with a few screwball tendencies unthreaded over my VCR heads, I felt the same vague sense of disappointment I felt as a kid when I realized that the cartoon portion of the “Pink Panther” movies was over after the credits.
The story seems simple enough: “Babyshakes” is sleeping with sleazy mobster “Macdaddy”‘s wife and the latter is none too pleased when he finds out. Much running around and gunplay ensues, albeit somewhat flaccidly in this preview. Like a veteran wide receiver lazily rounding off his pass routes in training camp, the action in this trailer is as sharp as a butter knife. The packaging for this film is easily far more attractive than the trailer inside. Too bad, that packaging is so misleading.
Posted on March 23, 2000 in Reviews by Merle Bertrand
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