Trailer time – Death a Funeral (tepid Hollywood version)

by alphamonkey on December 7, 2009 · 4 comments

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A couple years back Frank Oz directed a charming little British farce which took place during a funeral. I thoroughly enjoyed Death at a Funeral and felt instant dread when I learned Hollywood wished to remake it.

From what I can gleem from the trailer, the remake seems to lack all the funny of the original, but has extra-large helpings of Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan. Really?? And, might I ask, is making tepid castrated Hollywood versions of foreign comedies really the best use of director Neil LaBute‘s time? God, somebody shoot me. You can find the trailer for the original after the jump.

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  • Just Plain Bob

    No. NO NO NO. No. Oh Jesus No.
    I’m literally flipping out with rage.

    …the only actor they carried over from the original is Peter Dinklage. Seriously?

    …They ruined the major plot twist IN THE TRAILER?

    The very CONCEPT of this movie existing is so toxic that I think it gave me cancer.

  • Just Plain Bob

    …and seriously, isn’t there like.. a limit on how long you have to wait before you remake a movie? I knew Hollywood was out of ideas, but this is Ridiculous..

  • Just Plain Bob

    …okay, i just rewatched the english trailer, and they ruined the major plot twist There, too, but.. it was done with Style. So i reserve the right to remain pissed.

  • Jill

    I am…so…sad.

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