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Trailer for WALK HARD plays the nets like a string banjo!

Published at: Sept. 4, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here... just a few days ago I posted a parody film trailer for some sports parody film that looked like a dying fetus on a cookie sheet... pretty much, the worst thing ever. It looked so bad it soured me on the entire genre... and then this comes along and makes me look forward to a good satire film with the remarkable talents of John C Reilly - who pretty much owns the universe with his awesome ass-kicking abilities. Here... give it a looksee...






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  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    First...

    by Napolean Solo

    No way!!!

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Almost first

    by HBO

    DAMMIT!

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I done seen this trailer though...

    by Napolean Solo

    Oh yeah, second!

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Mmmmm...

    by spiderinside

    Tastes like Cox. Can't wait.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Not quite...

    by Napolean Solo

    Second, but hey :-(

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    huh

    by Norm Cascade

    That trailer's a lot better than the one that's been playing in theaters.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Funny shit...

    by SpiceWonBruce

    I watched this trailer about two weeks ago. I fell out of my chair laughing when he's running around in his briefs, flipping the car and shouting, "I'M ZEUS! I'M ZEUS!!!"

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    All of a sudden I have that....

    by BetaRayBill07

    Motel 6 jingle in my head. It is Motel 6, yes? And, it sure sounds like Dewey Cox is responsible for it.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    This trailer is three weeks old . . .

    by Fletch F. Fletch

    And this movie looks terrible. Not quite as terrible as 'The Comebacks,' but still pretty terrible. Or does no one remember anymore that spoof movies have a shelf life of about two years? A waste of talent to all involved.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I hope Jewel shows her boobs.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    And it's funny seeing Jack White as Elvis. <br> <br> I'm there.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    high hopes

    by coachaaron

    this flick looks like it could be great or completely bomb. i like the parody of the music-bio pics idea, it's not been done before. anything with jenna fischer is worht seeing.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    This movie...

    by s00p3rm4n

    I thought I wouldn't need to see it again after the free screening I went to - but this made me change my mind. Still laughing at the Beatles scene, and John C. Reilly's performance.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I do believe this is the SECOND time AICN has run this

    by Reynard Muldrake

    ...exact trailer. Actually, oh yes, here it is, top of the list on my search of 'Walk Hard'. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33684 Talk about a spoof! Ain't It Cool When We Recycle...Our Own News.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    this has already been posted here . . .

    by freak2thec0re

    is someone becoming a little far-removed from his own site?

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    "Hey guys!!! JJ ABRAMS is..."

    by Gil Brooks

    "...directing the new Mission Impossible film! You heard it here 1st!" Wocka wocka.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    The part where he lifts the car made me LMAO!!!

    by Orionsangels

    This movie is my cup a tea, but you gotta understand something. I'm an Superbad 40 year old Anchorman virgin driving on Talladega nights kinda guy. So I'm gonna walk hard to see this movie.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure they're two different previews

    by Ribbons

    Now whether Harry knew this before he posted this article is up for debate but, for the time being, whatever. This cut is actually a lot funnier than the one that's been doing the rounds in theaters; I remember having a lukewarm reaction to the preview when it ran in front of 'Superbad,' but it actually looks like it could be pretty good here.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Was that Jack White?

    by AidanJames

    Goddamn... that was hilarious.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Yup. That's Jack White.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I just hope that's not all the funny.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Different trailer's

    by supersize

    Come on guys the first one had the Patrick Duffy got a beatin line .

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Worth seeing for Jenna Fischer.

    by Freakemovie

    Man is she hot. For some reason. They aired about ten or fifteen minutes of footage from this at Comic-Con, and it looked pretty good. You sort of have to adjust your expectations and go in wanting a good spoof movie - not an Apatow Knocked Up kinda movie. It's a simple spoof movie, through and through. Jack White and Paul Rudd do look hilarious.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Is ir just me...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...or is Reilly doing a Will Ferrell impersonation in this role? I mean, the running round in skivvies, the drunkeness, the baffled cluelessness - it all screams every Ferrell movie done in the last five years. I suppose this is Reilly's big bid for comic leading man status, but frankly I'd rather have seen Ferrell in this part. He's a better singer than Ferrell, but not by much. This looks funny, but very obvious, like the old "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    It screams "Ferrell passed."

    by Freddie Mercury

    Cal Naughton Jr's still in second.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    AnnoyYou

    by Ribbons

    I think the scene where Reilly runs around and chucks the car is supposed to be a dig at 'Walk the Line,' where Johnny Cash tears the sink off the wall in his over-the-top manly rage. Although funnily enough, that was an actual sink that Joaquin Phoenix ripped off the wall, and apparently he just improv'ed the whole thing. Still, I guess the joke works.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I don't know, Freddie Mercury

    by Ribbons

    Ferrell doesn't pass on much. He didn't pass on 'Blades of Glory,' though I'm still trying to figure out why.

  • Sept. 4, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    coachaaron

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    Actually, music bio satires have been done a lot, you should check out 'This Is Spinal Tap' sometime, probably as close to a perfect music bio satire as you'll ever see. That being said, this looks like it has potential, looking forward to it. And yes, Jenna Fischer is an uberhottie. I want to sex her.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Old.

    by El Scorcho

    Saw it with Superbad.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    El Scorcho = PWN3D!

    by Ribbons

    Read the TalkBack before you skip to the bottom of the page and unload.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    (movie looks cool) on a different topic...

    by theonecalledshoe

    Does bill murray have a little captain in him?? http://www.123facts.com/popup-image.php?image=images/quizes/questions/1188519937-uid21287-qid4315&trivia_quiz=A%20Comedy%20Photo%20Album&trivia_question=Which%201998%20Wes%20Anderson%20film%20is%20featured%20in%20the%20image%20provided%3F you be the judge.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Nope, it still doesn't look funny

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    It's a bad sign when Jack White's Elvis is the highlight of your trailer. Meh.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Judd Apatow Meets Adam Mckay

    by skoobyx

    Looks pretty damn funny though.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    When's the Spinal Tap sequel gonna get made?

    by Freddie Mercury

    That Was Spinal Tap.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield's real title?

    by Freddie Mercury

    "Wreck," apparently.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    how bad do they need to make these spoofs

    by charon

    before people stop watching them. Pretty bad, apparently.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    two things to say here

    by IKnowStuff

    1. this trailer gave away too much and it just felt like a bad joke. i think the movie would be funny if you knew nothing about it. but i like all the talent involved. 2. wreck? what's your source there fred?

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I like John C Riley

    by D o o d

    but that film looks completely lame. None of the jokes or slapstick in that clip made me laugh or even chuckle. I'll be avoiding this stinker, and mark my words, this WILL be a stinker!

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST

    parody...satire...it still sucks ASS

    by charon

    Sorry, just had to reiterate the fact.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    that looks like

    by Mr Cairo

    total crap

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Paul Rudd as....

    by ekocher

    John Lennon owns all.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I just can't wait to see Jack White as Elvis

    by BLWiseass

    If you haven't seen the White Stripes live, you don't know what you're missing

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Isn't it more like...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...a parody of "Walk the Line"?

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I love his last little "walk hard!" at the end

    by DirkD13"

    John C Reilly, Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd Jenna Fischer...I'm sold thank you very much.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    "... like the old

    by DeadPanWalking

    "... like the old "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies." And that's bad how? This looks great. "I'm Zeus!" and the escalating preposterous "table turning" gag made me laugh heartily and aloud.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    If this sux

    by skimn

    I can always wait till the DVD of Tim and Eric's Awesome Show is out. Reilly is hilarious on that.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Dying fetus on a cookie sheet

    by skimn

    Harry you're a visual poet.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Obnoxious jerk finds fame and riches,

    by skimn

    loses all, then redeems himself to become winner at end....where have I seen that before..? Oh yea, almost every Will Ferrell movie ever made.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I heard a rumor Christian Bale is playing Batman

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Too Late!

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Oh my God...

    by spencey7

    ...this looks absolutely, completely, totally and utterly awful.<BR><BR> John C. Reilly sucks beyond the telling of it. Somebody needs to tell him (and Ferrell for that matter) that assholes being assholes IS NOT FUNNY.<BR><BR> I'm truly astounded at how awful this looks - For a comedy trailer to be that unfunny is pretty much unheard of as far as I can remember?

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I can't believe how many people

    by D o o d

    have actually said this looks good. Spencey7 has said it more fluently than I ever could but this movie can't even look good in a trailer how the hell are you expecting the film to be any good. This is Classic Turd...!

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    like a string banjo?

    by Raymond Shaw

    a string banjo? isn't that the worst kind of banjo?

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    much better

    by the__natural74

    This trailer is MUCH better than the first one I saw before "Superbad". I was really shocked at how horrible "Walk Hard" looked in that first one, but this new trailer has me more optimistic. All the pedigree in the world is in this film, and this new trailer (for some reason?) finally makes it look good.

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    In my dreams you're blowin' me...

    by fanboy71

    ...some kisses. LMFAO! And Jenna in the bees knees!

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Hey Natural74

    by D o o d

    I didn't see the first trailer but how that was worse than this one is beyond me. Remember bro' that just cause this is a better trailer, it don't make it good. I haven't seen SuperBad yet, but at least the trailer has got me interested. I have seen many movies with so called pedigree, the reality is that if you put too many known actors in a movie, it usually turns out shit. On occasion you get a gem, but it really is rare. This aint gonna be one of them!

  • Sept. 5, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by lsrdsc

    Harry, do you even read or talk to the other people that write for your site? Here.. since you don't seem to look or talk to anyone.. http://tinyurl.com/2unzne check that out, and see if the site looks familiar...

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Guys! I need Cox.

    by The Dum Guy

    I really hope this doesn't suck.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    I AM ZEUS

    by Bloody Jay

    That is all

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    What the..?!?

    by kafka07

    I have never laughed at a trailer before...ever....until now.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Hey Jenna Fischer horndogs

    by skimn

    Just announced in USA Today that she and husband James Gunn have split after 6 years of marriage. So let the stalking begin!!

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    That Trailer Played The Internet Like A 'Spanish Main'

    by skoobyx

    I'm still not letting that go.