Bored & Evil comic for December 22, 2004


The other day I went the glorious Apple movie trailers page and watched two trailers. One was for 'Be Cool', the sequel to 'Get Shorty'. I loved the first one and the second one looks pretty funny too, so no problem there. The Rock looks hilarious in the movie.

My problem comes from the trailer for the 'Pink Panther' remake. It has Steve Martin as Clouseau, Kevin Kline as his boss, Jean Reno as his sidekick and Beyonce Knowles probably just being bootylicious. The trailer had a few funny moments but overall I just felt like Martin was destroying the Peter Sellers legacy. When I was in middle school and I discovered those movies, it was an epiphany akin to the time I discovered Monty Python. Sellers was, and remains, a comedic genius. Martin just seems to be doing a lame imitation of him. I love Steve Martin's old work as much as the next guy but this just reeks of suck. Kevin Kline would have been much better as Clouseau. Gah, stupid Steve Martin...