This Week's Trailer Park Round-Up

Happy Monday, Threedonia! I hope we’re all surviving this apocalyptic government shutdown, and to lift your spirits in these dark times, here’s a new batch of trailers! We’ve got a long-awaited comedy sequel, a reboot of an ’80s classic, a thriller with Harry Potter as an airplane pilot on a dangerous mission, a dark comedy with Michael Caine as a commie dictator, and more. Hit the jump to see them all:

1. Super Troopers 2 (red band)

Thanks to an Indiegogo kickstarter campaign, the Troopers are back, this time patrolling the border between the U.S. and Canada. All of the main actors from the original return, and Rob Lowe, Tyler Labine and Emmanuelle Chiquri co-star this time around. Overly-sensitive French-Canadians may want to steer clear of this one, and fair warning, the 4/20 release date and green font of the trailer suggest this may end up being more Cheech and Chong than goofy cop flick.

Note: this is the red band trailer, so NSFW:

2. Dundee (teaser trailer)

After Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan) goes missing in the Outback, his American son (Tropic Thunder’s Danny McBride) travels to Australia to find him, and get in touch with his Aussie roots. McBride’s brand of loud-mouthed, vulgar humor is an acquired taste (and I’m still waiting for him to play anyone in a movie other than himself), but Paul Hogan can do no wrong in my book, so I’m hoping this will be good.

3. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

The story of John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who was paralyzed in a car accident in his early 20s and used drawing as a form of therapy to get his sanity and his life back. Also stars Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. Directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting).

4. Beast of Burden

Yer a drug mule, Harry! A Cessna pilot (Daniel Radcliffe) is forced to deliver an illegal drug shipment in one hour to save his wife’s life, while dodging the DEA and Cartel hitmen. Think Phone Booth in an airplane. Looks like a pretty intense thriller, although the ridiculousness of it will probably drive Outlaw to drink.

5. Dear Dictator

Black comedy about a deposed communist dictator (Michael Caine) who flees to the U.S. and befriends a teenage girl (Odeya Rush from The Giver), giving her some unorthodox lessons in how to destroy her enemies So, Mean Girls meets Apt Pupil, I guess? Also stars Katie Holmes, Seth Green and Jason Biggs.

8 comments to This Week’s Trailer Park Round-Up

  • As a fan of Super Troopers, I have watched or tried to watch all of Broken Lizard’s stuff…unfortunately their track record isn’t too good. This trailer wasn’t all that hilarious either…I guess we’ll see.

    • Yeah they are one-hit wonders it seems. Replicating My Sharona will be difficult.

    • Yep, I watched Club Dread, Dukes of Hazzard, Beerfest etc. and was seriously underwhelmed. It seems like a good comedy is like lightning in a bottle, and very hard to recapture in a sequel – see Anchorman 2, Zoolander 2, Blues Brothers 2000, Fierce Creatures, the Dumb and Dumber sequels. Actually, don’t see them, they suck. At any rate, I’m withholding judgement until I see the reviews/word of mouth on this one.

      To be fair, Jay Chandrasekhar has been doing some really good comedic work on TV lately – Arrested Development, Psych, Chuck, Community, etc. The man’s got the comedy chops, he just needs a studio to rein him in a bit, so that every movie he makes doesn’t turn into a big frat party on film.

  • God help me as I thought that was Charlie Hunnam, not Jonah Hill. Much as with Drew Carey, please stay fat, bastard!

  • TRO

    I am cautiously hopeful for Super Troopers 2. I actually like Beerfest, though not nearly as much.

  • Voz

    Sadly, Dundee is not a film but a tourism ad campaign for Australia…