There seems to be little middle ground in the reactions to this first Dumb and Dumber To (2014) trailer. People either outright hate it with a passion or seem ultra enthused with the humour contained. I think I fall into the rare middle ground. I loved the joke at the start explaining the time lapse between the first film and this one. But then it sort of regressed into solely consisting of jokes that were lifted unchanged from the first film. Oh and a truly crass sequence involving an elderly woman. I don’t mind the recycling of jokes, because you would expect those beats to reappear throughout the film. I just hope the Farellys haven’t lost sight of the rambunctious silliness that made the first such a classic for people around my age and don’t make just another crass comedy that are a dime a dozen these days. What do you all think about this one?
This plays like some incredible lovechild of the gangster and sci-fi genres. If it manages to keep a lid on the inherent confusions that the time-travel subgenre always seems to bring, this could be one of the most electric and original releases in quite some time. Chucking in the star of last week’s trailer Joseph Gordon-Levitt not to mention Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt and oh I dunno, Bruce Willis certainly wont hurt my excitement levels.
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