Sometimes Hollywood makes me really, really sad. It's the part of being an obsessive movie fan that is really depressing. Take these two trailers for example.
Here's the trailer for Fox's big budget Fantastic Four film. This makes me cry. The effects look retarded for one (anyone wanna tell me why Reed slips his hand under the door to open it when he could just slide underneath?), especially the ridiculous Michael-Chiklis-wearing-obviously-rubber-orange-suit (poor Chiklis, from what I've heard he's a good actor [e.g. The Shield] who doesn't deserve this humiliation). I'm just not looking forward to this at all from the casting - Jessica Alba as Sue Storm? - to the retooling of one of the greatest comic book villians of all time. It's just sad. And that ridiculous tagline "1 will be bad, 4 will be fantastic."
Someone tell me who thought it would be a good idea to remake The Pink Panther without Peter Sellers? This trailer is even more disturbing than the last one because it isn't just poorly executed, it's just a flat-out bad idea that should never have been made. It makes me really, really mad to think about this movie. If you're brave enough to watch that trailer, you'll see that Steve Martin does indeed suck, and his Inspector Clouseau is a caricature of a caricature of a Frenchman. Sad, sad, sad. Even sadder that the likes of Jean Reno and Kevin Kline had to get mixed up in that pile of shit.