Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Get Smart vs. The Love Guru

For months I've figured Get Smart would win the weekend, but Universal and Mike Myers have gone into overdrive with their publicity push for The Love Guru. Early reviews for both movies are mixed, and I just learned the director for Get Smart is Peter Segal, the same guy who was behind the squandering of talent on Anger Management, so maybe I've been overhopeful based on the first trailer I saw for it.

The Love Guru looks like the same old Austin Powers shtick wrapped in a new blanket, but the Austin Powers franchise was a financial goldmine. The director of Love Guru is Marco Schnabel, making his debut; he did do second unit work on Goldmember.

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