CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Fandom, Movie Marketing, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Movie News, Cinematical
Back when I saw Adventureland at Sundance, I tried to make it known that this flick wasn't Superbad, despite the fact that it's directed by the same dude (Greg Mottola) and that the studio insists on selling it as "the next Superbad". That said, I definitely do like this new red band trailer, which pokes fun at the whole red band trend by pointing out the reasons why we like to watch these foul-mouthed, R-rated promos in the first place.
And if you watch this new trailer for Adventureland, you'll get the sense that it's a straight-up comedy with silly characters and stupid one-liners. It's not that, really -- in fact, in my opinion Adventureland is more of a coming-of-age drama than it is the teen sex comedy this trailer makes it out to be. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't see it; I very much liked a good portion of Adventureland for its honesty, its subtle humor, its performances and its totally awesome 80s references (and soundtrack).
So what am I trying to say here? I guess I just don't want you all to expect one thing, because you're receiving something else. If you go in looking for Superbad, you'll be disappointed. If you go in looking for a good time ... well, I think you'll have a pretty good time. Adventureland hits theaters on March 27.