29 December 2009
Just once I want an explanation for the dreck that Hollywood creates. And the above trailer is just what I am talking about. Kevin Smith is smart and has tremendous credibility as a filmmaker. Everyone knows the tale of Clerks his indie flick that he made by maxing his credit cards and in turn made him.
The appeal of Smith's style is a brutally profane and wickedly sharp sense of humor that propels his films. Take his name away from the screenwriter credit and there's not as much there, there. At least that's what the trailer looks like. The flap between Smith and the studio over the original title ("A Couple of Dicks") may in part explain the trailer. What little hope for the film, from a script by Robb and Mark Cullen that was on the 2008 Black List of best unproduced screenplays, seems to be dashed by the distance Smith is putting between himself andthe movie. His Twitter feed has much, much more.