Memo to The Weinstein Co.: given that Shanghai won last week's Trailer Park poll with a whopping 62% of the votes, I think it's only
This week there are a few too many repeat, as in second version, trailers for films we've looked at in the past. Dinner With Schmucks, The Expendables and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, of course. Some are improvements, some are not. I didn't even bother ranking the latest spot for Eat, Pray, Love, because there is nothing about it that appeals to me. If I want to get envious while watching celebrities traveling the world and eating great foreign cuisine, I'll watch that show with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali. And I'd rather not do that anymore than I'd like to watch Julia Roberts needing to quit her current life for a year and find herself in Italy, India and Bali. The MPAA should have kept its original stamp of an R rating solely on the idea that kids should not be exposed to such bourgeoisie fantasy.
What I'd rather sit through, I'm sure, is a movie in which World War II is fought with puppets. Jackboots on Whitehall seems a bit like Team America but British and concerning an alternate history, kind of like Inglourious Basterds. The action figure-like style of the animation also reminds me a bit of A Town Called Panic and the TV show Robot Chicken. The movie features the voices of Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike (who can also be seen in the new trailer for Made in Dagenham), Richard E. Grant, Dominic West, Timothy Spall (as Churchill!), Richard O'Brien (as Himmler!), Richard Griffiths (as Goering!), Tom Wilkinson (as Goebbes!) and Alan Cumming, as Hitler! It's probably totally stupid, but not anymore than the rest of the films spotlighted this week (yeah, I said it, Scott Pilgrim cult).
Check out this week's trailer rankings and vote in the poll after the jump.