For those of you who are able to use Quicktime despite Apple's dubious "upgrades" and iTunes bundling, might I direct you to the new trailer for the Steve Martin remake of The Pink Panther?
I'm not saying that it's good, necessarily. In fact, from what I understand the buzz is rather negative, which is why the movie is coming out in February, when terrible movies come out, instead of in the summer, when terrible movies that people supposedly like come out.
Still, if you enjoy people falling down and getting hit with stuff, this trailer delivers in spades. Steve Martin and his stunt double/dummy crash to the ground from great heights with absurd force. Bicyclists tumble impressively. And Martin seems to have fun doing a ludicrous, over-the-top French accent with an admirable disregard for authenticity. It's a parody of an impression, two steps removed from any actual accent.
All this has a certain idiot slapstick purity to it that I respect. Either that or I'm appreciating it on some sort of meta-funny level where the jokes are so simple, so elemental, so basic and primal, that I'm enjoying them like minimalist art--single-line drawings of comedy, if you will.
I would not blame you if you said that this trailer was all that you could stand. But I would certainly choose this movie over Storegirl or Cheaper by the Two Dozen.