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Johnny Depp is a suave idiot in the hilarious trailer for Mortdecai

Aug. 12, 2014by:

As set images have floated around the last few months from David Koepp's film MORTDECAI, I have been anticipating the trailer to see if this would be another generic Johnny Depp film or something actually worth my time. With a cast including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum, and Olivia Munn, I was expecting good things. Now that the trailer has been revealed, I have to say I have a big smile on my face.

Based on a set of comic graphic novels from the 1970s, MORTDECAI seems like the exact movie Depp should always make: quirky, surreal, and funny. David Koepp, reuniting with Depp from SECRET WINDOW, has always been a stronger writer than a director, but this looks like a whole lot of fun.

Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

I will admit that when the trailer starts, you may groan at the sight of Depp brushing his ridiculously over the top mustache, but I have a feeling you will be sold by the end. This is going to be a dark movie, not one for the kids who like Captain Jack Sparrow, but it should make for an entertaining adult comedy with dark undertones. Plus, Olivia Munn's boobs.

MORTDECAI is slated to hit theaters February 6, 2015.

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2:54PM on 08/13/2014

I am RUPERT EVERETT in Inspector Gadget...

Wtf, its like watching Johnny Depp pretend to be Rupert Everett... Is this like a spoof movie, is it based on an old british show? I don't get the joke...
Wtf, its like watching Johnny Depp pretend to be Rupert Everett... Is this like a spoof movie, is it based on an old british show? I don't get the joke...
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12:58PM on 08/13/2014

Hilarious?

I don't think "hilarious" and "February" together in the same sentence ever means it'll be a good movie.
I don't think "hilarious" and "February" together in the same sentence ever means it'll be a good movie.
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11:05PM on 08/12/2014
So...some kind of porn played immediately after I watched the trailer....
So...some kind of porn played immediately after I watched the trailer....
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9:38PM on 08/12/2014
I like it, though I don't think Olivia Munn has any business appearing in a movie alongside the likes of Jeff Godlblum, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Oliver Platt.
I like it, though I don't think Olivia Munn has any business appearing in a movie alongside the likes of Jeff Godlblum, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Oliver Platt.
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6:04PM on 08/12/2014

Johnny Depp is a suave idiot in the hilarious trailer for Mortdecai

I remember when an article talked about a hilarious clip from Let's Be Cops, but it of course sucked royally. This trailer sucked as well and the ending "joke" was so stupid.
I remember when an article talked about a hilarious clip from Let's Be Cops, but it of course sucked royally. This trailer sucked as well and the ending "joke" was so stupid.
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2:55PM on 08/13/2014
Let's Be Cops was great fun. It was exactly what you expected from the two least funny people on New Girl.
Let's Be Cops was great fun. It was exactly what you expected from the two least funny people on New Girl.
5:54PM on 08/13/2014
Let's Be Cops looked awful. Any comedy with a Wayans brother in it is shit.
Let's Be Cops looked awful. Any comedy with a Wayans brother in it is shit.
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5:56PM on 08/12/2014
"Oh, hey, a new trailer for something. I best go and watch it on youtube then, because I sure as hell am not going to start trying to battle the Joblo video player."
"Oh, hey, a new trailer for something. I best go and watch it on youtube then, because I sure as hell am not going to start trying to battle the Joblo video player."
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7:57PM on 08/12/2014
*high five*
*high five*
5:53PM on 08/12/2014
Looks stupid, great cast (Paltrow, Goldblum and McGregor), Depp looks to have fun in that part. I'm in!
Looks stupid, great cast (Paltrow, Goldblum and McGregor), Depp looks to have fun in that part. I'm in!
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3:55PM on 08/12/2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Does anyone remember the rumors claiming Johnny Depp was going to be in The Grand Budapest Hotel? Sure, it turned out he was not cast and Ralph Fiennes gave an excellent performance in the lead role, but this role in Mortdecai seems somewhat similar to Fiennes character from that film, mainly based on the look and some of the character quirks. I guess it's a stretch, but it's just something I thought watching the trailer.

And if David Koepp is a better writer than he is a director, than he
Does anyone remember the rumors claiming Johnny Depp was going to be in The Grand Budapest Hotel? Sure, it turned out he was not cast and Ralph Fiennes gave an excellent performance in the lead role, but this role in Mortdecai seems somewhat similar to Fiennes character from that film, mainly based on the look and some of the character quirks. I guess it's a stretch, but it's just something I thought watching the trailer.

And if David Koepp is a better writer than he is a director, than he must be an abysmal director, because he is a pretty bad writer. His scripts are mostly lifeless and lack an original voice, which would explain why his directorial efforts fails to be distinctive as a Koepp film. At least this film has a fun vibe to it.
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3:41PM on 08/12/2014

Looks funny enough

I couldn't help but see Simon Pegg in a bunch of his mannerisms (besides the mustache thing). I also wonder if the reception would be way warmer on this site if that was the identical trailer, just with Pegg in it.
I couldn't help but see Simon Pegg in a bunch of his mannerisms (besides the mustache thing). I also wonder if the reception would be way warmer on this site if that was the identical trailer, just with Pegg in it.
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3:32PM on 08/12/2014

Somebody already said this, but ....

It's a total rip off of Inspector Clouseau. Doesn't mean it won't be funny. But it's Inspector Clouseau mixed with Mr. Bean, but good looking. Can't anybody come up with something original anymore?
It's a total rip off of Inspector Clouseau. Doesn't mean it won't be funny. But it's Inspector Clouseau mixed with Mr. Bean, but good looking. Can't anybody come up with something original anymore?
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3:28PM on 08/12/2014
This will be a wait and see. It has an interesting enough cast.
This will be a wait and see. It has an interesting enough cast.
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2:54PM on 08/12/2014

Inspector Clouseau with a British Accent

Swap his British accent with a French one and this movie looks like Pink Panther 3... and that is not a good thing.
Swap his British accent with a French one and this movie looks like Pink Panther 3... and that is not a good thing.
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2:22PM on 08/12/2014

Does Ewan McGregor not age?

movie looks whatever
movie looks whatever
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