Let’s go quickfire rounds, yeah? Trying to catch up with “Lost” before the internet turns into spoiler city in a couple of days… It’s already happened with “BSG”!
Got two weeks to get through, though… I have been a bad blogger!
It was even less time ago that “Clerks 2″ surprised us, by actually being pretty funny and engaging – something that Kevin Smith has failed to achieve often enough that it’s still a pleasant surprise when he pulls it off.
So it’s understandable that we were primed to really enjoy “Zack And Miri Make A Porno”, despite the slightly bland trailers.
You couldn’t really blame them for the lacklustre trailers – after all, even if the old theory that most movies splurge all the best bits in their trailers is taken into account, a film about two supposedly platonic friends who, you know, are making a porno, should always end up struggling to find good bits for one, because in theory most of the humour is going to be too adult for a promo aimed at the general public.
(That was how I explained the lack of real solid laughs in the ads to myself, anyway.)
Basically, Girl One and I need to work on our management of expectations. Because if we hadn’t expected much out of this movie, it might have held a few fun surprises for us.