That, above, is Get Smart's international trailer. It's been circling the net like mad, and it seems like I'm not the only one who is disappointed. I loved the earlier, brief "element of surprise!" clip -- Ken Davitian's face was so non-plussed... It was perfect! I giggled when Steve Carrell's Maxwell Smart tried to get out of the phone booth. This time around, I grinned a little, and still laughed at the "surprise" clip, but the rest left me antsy.
I won't go so far as to say I hated it, but I don't have the level of excitement I had before. I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, this is the fault of the trailer. Warner Brothers -- the original spots were great. Sure, they weren't a long trailer that showed every important scene from the movie, but maybe that's a good thing. If you can capture the feel of a film in one brief moment, and make the audience laugh and anxiously wait to see the rest, you don't need to barrage them with clips of the whole film.
The above was me trying to convince myself that it's the trailer, and not the over-all movie. I don't think I did a good job, but what do you think? Do you like this international trailer? Do you think the movie will be good?