Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh, No Way I'm Seeing That: "Valentine's Day"

Welcome to “Oh, No Way I’m Seeing That,” a regular feature in which we’ll take a look at a trailer for an upcoming film, and then examine exactly why there’s absolutely no way we’ll be seeing the advertised film. In this edition: Garry Marshall's mega-rom-com, "Valentine's Day".

In theory, this isn't a movie to dismiss outright, primarily because it's full of people I like. Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Queen Latifah--these are all people who have been in good movies, though I'm fairly certain this isn't one of them. But I wouldn't see this one at gunpoint, for two reasons:

1) In its conception, advertising, and strategic February release, Warners is positioning it as a de facto sequel to He's Just Not That Into You, and good God that movie just sucked on toast.

2) It's directed by Garry Marshall, who hasn't directed a good movie in decades. Yes, he did Pretty Woman. You know what else he did? Exit to Eden, The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, Raising Helen, and Georgia Rule. There's a film festival from hell.

So yeah, let's all get together and skip this one. The Wolfman comes out the same day. Let's just go see that instead. Pinky promise?

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