‘Rum Diary’ Trailer A Bit Too Familiar

Remember that movie where Johnny Depp did a lot of drugs and drank a lot of alcohol and talked in a very matter-of-fact tone for 2 hours? Well it’s coming back to theaters! Wait, you mean to say that the preview I just watched isn’t for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Are you sure? Oh Hollywood.

After all that silliness you probably think I hated the new trailer for The Rum Diary. The truth is I didn’t, I just believe that there is a lot to be concerned about because clearly director Bruce Robinson is trying to mimic Terry Gilliam’s unique style. I know that both movies are based on books written by the same author so the similarities in tone are necessary to adapt The Rum Diary correctly, however this looks like a sequel to Fear and Loathing. I actually just Googled it to make sure that it isn’t supposed to be.

A trailer that would have me more excited would include a movie that looks for a voice of its own rather than imitating another’s. The Rum Diary doesn’t look bad as the trailer offers some decent humor, however I may skip out on this one because to be honest, gulp, I didn’t care for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Check out the trailer below and post your thoughts in the comment section!

photo credit: http://moviebuzzers.com/2011/03/30/release-date-set-johnny-depps-hunter-thompson-redux-the-rum-diary/rumdiary/


~ by mattsmoviethoughts on August 26, 2011.

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