Although I’ve been eagerly anticipating Step Brothers ever since I first saw the red band trailer for it back in May, I’m aware that there are people out there who are growing tired of Will Ferrell’s man-boy routine and are looking for a reason for this movie to fail.
I’ve come to terms with the reality that Will Ferrell is no longer everyone’s cup of tea. It’s only been four short years since Anchorman which remains (in my mind) his high water mark and he’s been losing some credibility ever since.
I don’t pay attention to the critics. I always have a good time when I see a Will Ferrell movie. Mostly because it seems like he’s having such a good time himself! Truthfully, I don’t know exactly what people want him to do differently? Take on more everyman roles like he did in Stranger Than Fiction? Alright, that’s fair. I mean, I loved Stranger Than Fiction. But after a while, you’d want him to go back to being the ultimate man-boy, wouldn’t you? Admit it.
Some people can’t resist complaining about everything…
I plan on seeing Step Brothers this weekend, it’s just a matter of when. Cami and I have been home on our “staycation”this week getting a bunch of home projects done. We’ve marked everything off our list and we agreed that Step Brothers would be our reward.
Then I kind of got it in my head that after a week of breaking my back installing ceiling fans, cleaning out our basement and lugging furniture upstairs that "seeing a movie" didn’t really sound like much of a reward.
Cami had the suggestion that we go to a local amusement park – one I haven’t been to in 10 years – and I immediately latched onto that. So, for as badly as I want to see Step Brothers, I currently feel a little more passionate about the amusement park. I mean, at least from the standpoint of having bragging rights.
Can you imagine me going back into work on Monday and talking to my co-workers? “So, what’d you do with your week off? Oh, cleaned out my basement and saw a movie.” I mean, at least throw in the amusement park for a little color!
We’ll see how it goes. I think it’s supposed to rain all day Friday. Go figure.
Anyway, that’s about it for me. I feel that because of the staycation I’ve been really disconnected from things. I’m really not even accessing the internet except to update the site. I know ComiCon is going on right now and there is a lot of movie news coming off the convention floor. But I can’t bother to really dig in and digest it all. I’ll be looking for some kind of recap by the end of the week.
Until then, take it easy and I’ll see you here on Monday!
I got a perm in honor of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's new movie Stepbrothers!
They're two of the funniest comedic actors in Hollywood and I think a lot of that has to do with the perm.
I mean, look at Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. They rock the perm, too!
With my new style, I'll be as funny as them in no time!
I'm sorry, Tom. But I don't look at a perm and think "funny."
Oh? What would you say is your first impression?