Jason Bateman Is Not Batman In The New Trailer For IDENTITY THIEF!!
The Kidd here...
Universal Pictures has debuted the new trailer for IDENTITY THIEF, which stars Jason Bateman as the victim of such crime at the hands of Melissa McCarthy, who comes armed with some big hair, some HOBBIT-like features apparently and a wide assortment of throat-punching attacks.
There's definitely something humorous to the premise of a woman being able to walk away with the identity of a man who has a gender neutral name that's ripe for the taking, but I'm hoping there is more to this than just Bateman and McCarthy beating the shit out of each other. They're both capable of so much more.
This one comes from Seth Gordon who had an interesting idea going for him with HORRIBLE BOSSES, but couldn't really land the film... mostly due to the lack of horrible bosses in it (more Farrell, more Aniston, more Spacey please). Let's hope that's not a trend, because the talent is once again there.
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Sept. 27, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST
But I'll give it a shot
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST
Hey Carlos aka Blackbean! Guess you're a big star now.
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
I'm getting a mediocre vibe from this one. I'll see it on Blu-ray. Most likely...
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST
...how "rapey" Aniston was in "Horrible Bosses". Unless it's a really, really dark comedy, it's hard to get laughs out of rape. This movie looks pretty solid, though.
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST
so lay off him.
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST
by Stifler's Mom
IDENTITY THIEF. Also I'm pretty sure that's Brian Cox, not Jason Bateman.
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST
I keed. Billy Mitchell is so hot.
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST
I preferred him in that Will Smith movie Superhero Person.
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST
bit of a jumbled up sentence
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST
by Shia LeButt
Feels like I saw the whole movie already after that. Even already got bored by it. Can't imagine watching it for 2 hours.
Sept. 27, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST
Why would anyone want to sit through a boring and tedious topic like identify theft? Also, Melissa McCarthy is not funny and it hurts my eyes to look at her. When will Hollywood learn, fat guys are funny, fat chicks are just sad.
Sept. 27, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
I keed I meant Robert Smigel
Sept. 27, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST
by golden tribw
Sept. 27, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST
go back to the 19th century, cretin
Sept. 27, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST
this looking like something original coming out of Hollywood.
Sept. 27, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST
Horrible Bosses was fucking hilarious. Man up, you fucking wilting flower of a human being. It's a comedy. IT'S A JOKE. Fuck you.
Sept. 27, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST
And Jenny McCarthy was the best thing from Bridesmaids so yeah I'm down for this LOL.
Sept. 27, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST
How is my comment about not thinking fat chicks are funny a mysogynistic statement? Is it the term "chicks" that's upsetting your chi? I really don't think Melissa McCarthy is funny, but if she was hot and not fat, then at least I wouldn't care that she's not funny. I hope you're not a dude, because if somebody being mysogynistic gets you bent outta shape then you ain't ever gonnna get a chick.
Sept. 27, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST
...Bateman and McCarthy are a solid draw. Like 'em both. Laughed my ass off watching Horrible Bosses! One of the funniest films in years.
Sept. 27, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST
Is this a reference to the episode of "The Hogan Family/Valerie's Family" where Jason Bateman says "I'm Batman" before hopping out the window of a bathroom??
by Ali Kerim Bey
Sept. 27, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST
Just be funny. This, not so much.
Sept. 27, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST
I'm sure this will, too. A new genre: not black comedy; latte comedy.
Sept. 27, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST
Tells him he is not Batman.
Sept. 27, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST
Honestly? first.. Kevin Spacey had been an EVEN more HORRIBLE boss in a little film called Swimming With Sharks.. this boss he played here was barely a zit on the ass of that evil bastard. Yeah.. Aniston was kinda skanky sexy hot.. but every time Jason Sude.. whatever his name from SNL showed up this flick really hit the brakes and hard. ANYTHING that might have been funny in a 20 mile radius just dried up and died. As someone else said Horrible Bosses played as being a BLACK comedy. But then kind of really went in the other direction in the last 20 minutes or so. And.. wasting Charlie Day like that? WTF? There should be a special place in HELL reserved for people like this. Great cast.. great concept.. and hell Colin Farrell was HILARIOUS but the film itself missed the mark, more often than not but lucked out a few times hitting a great laugh but was more miss than HIT (but more hit than most other "comedies" out at the time so it looked genius in comparison). What really kills me is the final tag with Bob Newhart.. you almost want to see that movie, then realize you just saw the first one and it wasn't all that great but should have been. I didn't care for Bridesmaids or Melissa McCarthy in it. To me its like saying the aging disease was the best thing in Benjamin Button.. but I've actually enjoyed McCarthy greatly outside of that film and was disappointed this was considered her "breakout" role. Well no. I would say I am hopeful for this one. But I am afraid that much like Bosses this promises one film, but in the end turns into something else by the end and completely cops out the idea behind it.
Sept. 27, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST
I am really confused as to the tonal shift of this sequel; wish they'd explored the connection more in this trailer. As it is I'm like...when does the serial killer show up, right?
Sept. 27, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST
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by the Green Gargantua
Sept. 28, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST
Sudekis wasn't terrible, but he certainly didn't live up to what the movie should've been.
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