Let me take you to trailer school for a second. Red band trailers are a relatively new phenomenon, born of Hollywood’s desire to capitalize on the early buzz of the lawless internet. Because there are no real restrictions on what movie companies can show on-line, a red band trailer offers a great way to disseminate the cursing and violence that is such a draw to young men. Congratulations, you just graduated! Red band trailers are great. If we’re dealing with a mature movie, why not have mature advertising. Except in the case of The Goods, a silly comedy for which it seems they used a red band trailer just to show everyone that the movie has a “hilarious” hate crime in it? Lots Of Love? Whoops, maybe they should have stuck with a green band, hate crime-free trailer.
The Goods red band trailer after the jump, you guys:
Woof. And this movie has so many signs of a great comedy. Everyone is in it (IMDB indicates Will Ferrell, Ed Helms, Tony Hale, and Rob Riggle appear at some point). And it was directed by Neal Brennan. Do you know who that is? That’s “Neal” from Chappelle Show. But I don’t know, you guys. It’s not even just the terrible hate crime scene, although the hate crime scene definitely is a big part of it. It just makes me feel…gross? Yes, gross. For a movie that’s all about a shithead who can sell anything, I am not sold. And what’s up with Jeremy Piven? Was it written into his Entourage contract that he can’t play anything other than a monster asshole? Every role has to be pitched to him within the framework of Entourage? “It’s like Ari Gold, but you’re a sleazy car salesman.” “It’s like Ari Gold, but for the government.” “It’s like Ari Gold but even more Jewish.” We get it! Uncle!
I am downgrading this from a DO NOT BUY to a SELL.