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Would you believe GET SMART has an international trailer out?

Hey folks, Harry here - I like Steve Carrell - I'm not sure if I'm going to like this though. I was quite fond of the original GET SMART - but it wasn't like rocket science. It wasn't amazing. It was a goofy show that I loved to death as a kid and haven't really re-visited since. But this trailer is much better than the teaser - and has me thinking it might at least be fun. What do y'all think?

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  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Missed it by that much...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    The Rock

    by FlyinHawaiian

    Looks to be promising in this one... I hope.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    looks all right

    by MC-909

    But the "maneuvering through a laser field" has become the new "old people dancing to hip-hop".

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Carrell can save it

    by BadMrWonka

    it won't be great, but worth seeing. if it were anyone else, I'd probably just wait for the DVD.<p>and Alan Arkin, come on. I would watch him paint his bathroom. I still think his performance in The Russians Are Coming, is one of the funniest performances in cinema history.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    This movie has... no reason...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    This movie has... no reason... <p> This movie has... no reason... <p> ... to livvvvve!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    what was wrong with the teaser?

    by Freakemovie

    I thought it was hilarious.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    That wasn't funny

    by random dude

    They missed it by thaaaaaaaaaaaaat fucking much.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST


    by bob oblaw

    i hope!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST


    by darthbinks1220

    Never been this high up before. Trippy.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST


    by random dude

    You missed it by.... nevermind.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Okay, ninth

    by darthbinks1220

    Missed it by thaaat much.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Missed it

    by random dude

    I missed good ol' days, when everyone walked nude in the streets.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Austin Powers Part 11.

    by skywalkerfamily

    But Austin ripped off Bond and this so that's okay.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    It's about time someone try to revamp the spy movie

    by Canada's King


  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    I don't believe this shit

    by thebearovingian

    Why no love for the good old USA? <p> <p><p><p>

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but simply not funny.

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Maybe if you're a little kid and totally unfamiliar with the original show... but for anyone who knows what this is a remake of, this movie looks incredibly UNfunny.<p>Even Mr. Bean looks more entertaining than this.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Johnny English was only funny as a credit card ad

    by Kovac

    Johnny English was terrible and I can't see this being any better. A real shame too since Steve Carell is a funny guy. I can even imagine him in the role of Maxwell Smart if the film right. Sadly it seems that they have decided to take everything that was wrong with JE and stick it into this film

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    oh my F**ing god!

    by angrystan

    It was dream casting. It was a show/scenario whose time had come again. I was convinced they could do no wrong. And yet, total crap. I hope they backed up a truck full of cash money to the homes of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. I await the day movies are not merely a vehicle for disappointment.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    RE: "maneuvering through a laser field..."

    by Mace Tofu

    Good Lord I thought JAY & SILENT BOB killed that scene from ever being used in a spy movie. Why do we have to sit thru 5 minutes of that "joke" again ? This preview makes the NUDE BOMB look good.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST


    by Uncle_Pooch

    that teaser ...just kinda bleh

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Eh - I'll give it a chance

    by ckane123

    I agree, Carrell and Arkin may be the only thing that can save this one (the script is, as I understand it, pretty bad - not Steve-Martin-Pink-Panther-bad, but bad) but, as a fan of the original from WAY back (as in age 8) I'll see it... I may be the only person IN the theatre, but I'll see it....

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    The New Bomb

    by DangerMan

    Max Almighty. Awful!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST


    by Kevin Bosch


  • Jan. 25, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Its got some good people in it.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell, and I love the Rock. So yeah, I will see it. It looks better than Steve Martin's "The Pink Panther" and I actually kind of liked that movie.. you know, as I was watching it. I haven't seen it since though.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    I feel you, but I love me some Carrell, and I truly believe that he might make this passable. not great, as I said before, but watchable.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Carrell is not good

    by happybunni

    He has has two main good roles - at the daily show and in the office. Everything else, including the 40 year old virgin, has been average. I expect the same from this movie

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Original Get Smart WAS AMAZING, Harry u tosser

    by quantize

    fuck, what kind of geek are you?...none at all!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    tween you and me

    by palewook

    at somepoint, most of us are going to watch this b/c ann hathaway is in it. <p> let's just accept this is going to be a PoS. stay home. wait for it on cable, and fast forward through the boring parts.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    my secret shame

    by McDee

    this looks funny as hell.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Once again

    by thecheesegrommit

    the sad little haters who don't like anything and presume to tell us what is funny or not funny have made an appearance to spew chunks of their depression all over us. Thanks, buuuuuuut that was funny as hell!!!! I agree with you harry in that I grew up with the original and loved it, I'm thinking if anyone can fill Don Adams phone shoes it's Carrel. Fingers crossed. Peace.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Oh happybunni happybunni, if you feel the forty year old virgin was just average I feel very little can bring you joy. Sniff. so sad. (Lexapro™) be well.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    The original GET SMART was definitely amazing

    by SpyGuy

    I imagine DVD sets of the series will start being released in stores around the time the movie comes out (You can get them now through Time-Life, however), so you'll be seeing how fucking brilliant Mel Brooks, Buck Henry, Don Adams and Barbara Feldon were in their prime... <p>...and...loving it.</p>

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    The Nude Bomb!

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Every cloud has a silver lining, people. I'm amazed at the amount of faith in the film industry demonstrated by all the folks who need to flame these movies in talkbacks. Very twentysomething. I guess I can remember when my expectations were so high. (sigh) You'll learn...

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Nope, nary a twitch of my thin hard lips there.

    by Sepulchrave

    Didn't see a single accomplished pratfall or hear one funny joke in that baggy-ass trailer.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    definitely amazing?

    by happyboy

    no. but it was a funny show, definitely a staple of 60s sitcom, up there with Beverly Hillbillies and Betwitched/I Dream of Jeanie

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Good cast...

    by rbatty024

    but unfortunately not that great of a trailer. I guess it can't be much worst than the last two Austin Powers movies, can it?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I said it before...

    by Kid Z

    ... and I'll say it again. They better have an awesome opening titles sequence with Carrel walking through craploads of different slamming iron doors, ending in him disappearing down an phone booth/elevator! That was really the only good part of the series and it'll be the only good part of this movie... count on it!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    As Long As

    by The Funketeer

    As Long as Hymie and Agent 13 are in it, I'm there.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Would you believe its garbage

    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    piss off, haters

    by LegoKenobi

    this looks funny. carrell was made to make don adams proud in this role.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by johnnykool

    Heath Ledger is STILL dead.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Guilty pleasure?

    by Somerichs

    Maybe, but I have to say the last scene where he throws the phone cracked my shit up big time. Carrell as Maxwell Smart doesn't seem all that different from Carrell as Michael in The Office, which, all things considered, isn't such a bad thing; I'm currently suffering from Office withdrawals...

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Good, fun trailer, but...

    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    I can just tell the film will probably be bad. Enjoyed the trailer though. Some funny moments. Probably the only ones in the film.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Screw the international trailer

    by skimn

    where's the red band trailer with Smart spanking Agent 99 for being a bad, bad girl?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    A little cheesey but...

    by Phenom

    it's Get Smart, so it will rock!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Looks singularly unfunny.

    by AnnoyYou

    Let's face it: the 60's spy parody was already co-opted to everyone's satisfaction by Mike Myers and "Austin Powers." And for some reason I'm getting really tired of Carrel, which I thought I'd never say. He's done too many unfunny, crap movies lately, and this looks like just another in a succession. Also, I cannot STAND Anne Hathaway - she is just like that marginally talented girl in the college drama department who kept getting all the lead roles for no discernable reason (other than, probably, her oral sex skills). She's a self-conscious, obvious actress who can't stop mugging for the camera. It's tiresome. Actually, those last two lines would probably also apply to Carrel as well these days.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    The Narrator Has To Actually Tell You The Joke...

    by christian66 when he mentions the SHOE PHONE. Because we can't SEE that he's holding a SHOE PHONE. Do they think international audiences are dumber?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    hahah Shoe Phone!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Why not a Shoe Cell Phone?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    can someone explain the fucking shoe phone to me?

    by jig98

    that's a running gag from the original show i just never understood. and this new international trailer looked decent. i watched the teaser again last night with the bucket list {excellent film} and the entire audience was a bunch of old people who loved the original show and that fucking shoe phone. i'll go see it when it comes out and i thought johnny english WAS funny, mainly because it was bond mixed with bean.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Maybe the baby shoes could become a shoe

    by skywalkerfamily

    cell phone.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    that tv show needs a movie.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    The trailer looked great

    by ArcadianDS

    i laughed at the end, tho i think that was a direct steal from the tv show.<p> as for the shoe phone gimmick, the tv show was in an age where there were no wireless phones and no cell phones. and generally, phones were big and heavy, and when you dailed them they went whrrrrrrrr dt dt dt dt dt whrrrrrr dt dt whrrrr dt whrrrr dt dt dt.<p> So in that time, even a portable phone would have been entirely impossible to hide on your person. "hey whats in the big box you always carry around? Are you a secret spy or something?"<p> So having it be a shoe made it something he could always have, that even when captured he'd likely not be without.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I'm somewhat shocked

    by quadrupletree

    This actually looks funny. I may actually go see this now. I only wish he would have said "would you believe...". And also the "missed it by that much" line doesn't really work when you're hanging form a rope. But anyway, good stuff!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    The gag at the end with the phone was funny

    by Gwai Lo

    Probably won't end up seeing this till it has been out for a couple of years on DVD.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    This.....could.....WORK ! ! !

    by Ninja Nerd

    You know, I loved Don Adams and the original Get Smart series. Being ancient of days, I saw it first run. Sean Connery was James Bond and I had read all the Ian Fleming books. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mission Impossible were current and popular. Get Smart was just brilliant from the start playing with all that. People laughed out loud watching...I know we did at my house. Remember...we didn't know all the gags and bits yet. "Hymie, kill the light" PFFT, PFFT "OK, Max" It was "must see TV" before NBC drove that phrase into the ground. I say all this to make a point; the timing for this flick may be perfect. Contrasted to Bourne, the rebooted James Bond (which goes back to the hard Connery badass vibe), Iraq War versus Cold War, a similar economic climate, this may be just the time for Maxwell Smart. I laughed during the trailer and guffawed at the bit with the "element of surprise" at the end. If this doesn't end up being the best of the film, and there's more to see, it very well may be a huge hit. As I said, huge fan of the original, and this didn't piss me off. Quite the opposite, I am looking forward to it. You know, not a few people thought remaking a gothic horror novel from the 1800's, written by a woman, into a comedy was a idiotic idea. Thankfully, Mel Brooks made "Young Frankenstein" anyway.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    it could be funny...

    by BizarroJerry

    But what made Max great was he was supremely confidant and never thought he was an idiot. And he ended up being successful anyway. I'll probably give it a shot, anyway.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the link...

    by A Martian Realm

    ...but I only saw a trailer for a dollar store rip off version of a classic TV show. How dare writers go on strike when this is the crap they dish out all the time? Yeah, the phone gag at the end was funny, but the rest was cringe-worthy...

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    As much as I REALLY wanted to like this movie

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    that trailer just pulled me right out of it. Fucking sucks too because I am a Get Smart fan. Granted this is just a trailer but if that was supposed to pull me into the movie by creating some laughs to goat me it did not do the trick. Bummer.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Not as bad ...

    by The StarWolf

    The NUDE BOMB was *awful*. This film looks to be ... eh, *not good* at worst. But it's no GET SMART, AGAIN! which was the second and quite funny GET SMART movie.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    "...And go ahead and get yourself some fag rags, Max."

    by BurnHollywood

    Good to see Carrell and Arkin together again, at least...

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Sure you watched the right series?

    by The StarWolf

    >They better have an awesome opening titles sequence with Carrel walking through craploads of different slamming iron doors, ending in him disappearing down an phone booth/elevator! That was really the only good part of the series and it'll be the only good part of this movie... The only good part of the series? Not hardly. I've just finished re-watching (several times) the opener of the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE send-up episode of GET SMART where Smart is in a bus terminal, getting his briefing from a portable reel-to-reel recorder set in a baggage coin locker. Once finished, the recording self destructs, but gets it wrong and every OTHER locker is trashed, except that one. Max takes the still-playing recorder out of the locker, sets it on the ground, jumps up and down on it, then tries clubbing it ... to no avail. Finally he picks the bulky box up, slips it partly under his coat and tries to look nonchalant as he walks out with the thing still blaring out his mission data. Riot, riot! Or the classic where Max barely avoids getting blown up and shot, then learns from a KAOS agent that there's a contract out on his head and that he won't live out the day. Smart replies breezily "I've got news for you, fella, anyone wants to collect that reward will have to do it over *my* *dead* *body*!" At which point Max pauses, thinks about what he's just said, and the resulting facial expression practically justifies the invention of television all on its own. Next to this SEINFELD is about as creative/funny as watching pain dry.

  • Jan. 26, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    I laughed..

    by wraith777

    tee hee

  • Jan. 26, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Looks absolutely...

    by Skyway Moaters


  • Jan. 26, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Maybe there is a reason it keeps shifting dates...

    by Bones maybe it will suck 3-week old donkey? Who knows?