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Full trailer for Gambit starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, and Cameron Diaz hits the net

Sep. 20, 2012by: Paul Shirey

So, there's this new trailer for GAMBIT, starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz, and Stanley Tucci.  It's written by Joel and Ethan Coen, which would normally cause me to raise my eyebrows and nod with approval, but after watching this trailer I can only furrow and wince.  I like Colin Firth, love Alan Rickman, and enjoy seeing Cameron Diaz without clothing, but this kitschy, boring trailer does nothing to stoke my interest.  I suppose fans of the original 1966 film, starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, may have some interest in seeing an updated version, but I think newcomers would be hard pressed to get any blood pumping for this.

Yawn.  Here.  Have a look:

Again, some good talent here, but it seems they've all been put to bad use.  Perhaps some will find enjoyment out of the whimsical caper, but I don't foresee this shattering the box office.  Perhaps if the Coen Brothers had directed and added a little more of their comicly dark violence and subject matter it would be better off, but under director Michael Hoffman's (ONE FINE DAY) lens it seems a bit too light and fluffy.

Here's the synopsis:

An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen

GAMBIT (not to be confused with Marvel's Cajun X-Man) is set for release on November 21, 2012 in the UK and will hit U.S. shores sometime in 2013.

Oh, and here's a trailer for the 1966 original...of which I'd rather see...

Extra Tidbit: I haven't seen the 1966 original, so perhaps I'm missing something. Is this a British thing? Any UK Schmoes want to weigh in on the necessity (or absurdity) of this remake?
Source: MSN

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12:42PM on 09/20/2012
Just....wow.
Just....wow.
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12:44PM on 09/20/2012

The Con is On

Is this Bowfinger?
Is this Bowfinger?
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3:31PM on 09/20/2012
Films like Gambit, along with Alfie, Get Carter, Sleuth, The Italian Job belong to the pantheon of classic British cinema, that are synonymous with Michael Caine, and should not be remade. (although Sleuth wasnt bad seeing as he was in it).
I guess what Im saying is stop remaking Michael Caine movies. And while you're at it, stop remaking Arnie movies too.
Films like Gambit, along with Alfie, Get Carter, Sleuth, The Italian Job belong to the pantheon of classic British cinema, that are synonymous with Michael Caine, and should not be remade. (although Sleuth wasnt bad seeing as he was in it).
I guess what Im saying is stop remaking Michael Caine movies. And while you're at it, stop remaking Arnie movies too.
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3:45AM on 09/21/2012
He was also in the remake of Sleuth. And i really liked "The Italian Job" remake even if it was drastically different than the original. Different but still good.
He was also in the remake of Sleuth. And i really liked "The Italian Job" remake even if it was drastically different than the original. Different but still good.
3:39AM on 09/21/2012
So he was, completely forgot that!
So he was, completely forgot that!
4:46PM on 09/20/2012
Man was also in Get Carter remake, and look how that turned out.
Man was also in Get Carter remake, and look how that turned out.
4:03PM on 09/20/2012
Haven't seen or heard of the original. It might be untouchable, I really don't know. But I found this trailer funny enough. It definitely looks Coenesque, which is never a bad thing.
Haven't seen or heard of the original. It might be untouchable, I really don't know. But I found this trailer funny enough. It definitely looks Coenesque, which is never a bad thing.
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8:09PM on 09/20/2012
I keep confusing the name of the movie with X-Men character. Damn it!
I keep confusing the name of the movie with X-Men character. Damn it!
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