Trailer Thoughts: Pineapple Express and Step Brothers

This week, I am going to look at the trailers for a couple Judd Apatow-produced comedies.

Pineapple Express

I first found out about this film by a scene that they included on the DVD for Superbad. This film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco is essentially a stoner action comedy. From the looks of things, this film the most likely to gain a cult following out of all the films Judd Apatow is producing this year.

Step Brothers

I previously stated that I thought Will Ferrel’s routine was starting to get old. This film it no different, except that instead of playing the “arrogant crazy man,” he is returning to the “Man-Child” role, which was most prominently used in Elf. Ferrel and John C. Reilly play bickering step-siblings even though both actors are in their 40s. The film may be funny (and there are some funny scenes in this trailer), but I want Ferrel to start acting in films in a more similar vein to Stranger Than Fiction.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).