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The new trailer for Spy Kids 4 wastes the talent of Jessica Alba, Joel McHale and Ricky Gervais

05.31.2011

Remember back when Jessica Alba said FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER made her want to quit acting? She said, "Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work?"

I sympathized with her a little bit at the time (RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER made me want to quit watching movies so...) but then I saw this trailer for SPY KIDS 4 and, well, maybe quitting acting would've been the right move.

I realize that SPY KIDS 4 is a kids movie and the "throwing a bag of puke at a bad guy's face" should not be indicative of Jessica Alba's career trajectory but it's hard to not draw a connection. And frankly Joel McHale and Ricky Gervais, two supremely funny guys, deserve a lot better than this. Jeremy Piven, on the other hand, deserves exactly this. Check out the new trailer below.

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4:06PM on 06/02/2011
I just wanted to point out that RR said from the begining that he was making these movies for his kids and kids like them. (That said, I personally would rather see him doing something else specifically Sin City. I don't know that I've ever seen a damn near guaranteed hit sit on the shelves this long.)
I just wanted to point out that RR said from the begining that he was making these movies for his kids and kids like them. (That said, I personally would rather see him doing something else specifically Sin City. I don't know that I've ever seen a damn near guaranteed hit sit on the shelves this long.)
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4:23PM on 06/01/2011
I have all the time in the world to see the same movie twice before I see this piece of shit.
I have all the time in the world to see the same movie twice before I see this piece of shit.
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3:52PM on 06/01/2011
At least Rodriguez is remaking his own series, so theres that I suppose. The only way I would ever see this is if Jessica Alba personally gives me head and rides me while i sit in the theater. PS. Jeremy Piven deserves SO much better than this. I really hope he catches a break after Entourage ends this year.
At least Rodriguez is remaking his own series, so theres that I suppose. The only way I would ever see this is if Jessica Alba personally gives me head and rides me while i sit in the theater. PS. Jeremy Piven deserves SO much better than this. I really hope he catches a break after Entourage ends this year.
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1:24PM on 06/01/2011

Sin City 2

Hopefully when you are done making a nickelodeon movie you will get back to work and give us a proper Sin City 2.
Hopefully when you are done making a nickelodeon movie you will get back to work and give us a proper Sin City 2.
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10:29AM on 06/01/2011
AN OPEN LETTER TO ROBERT RODRIGUEZ:

Dear Mr. Robert Rodriguez, Can I call you Bobby? Is that ok? ..... WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU THINKING DUDE?! SERIOUSLY! A FOURTH Spy Kids?! Really?! Really? ..... Really? "Shorts?" Seriously? Machete... Cool. Planet Terror... Not bad. "Stab"... Epic. Sin City... F*ckin' Awesome! El Mariachi Trilogy... Classic. From Dusk Till Dawn... Cult fav amongst some. So this beckons the question, why do we need a Spy Kids 4 when a Sin City 2 or 3 (if the matter is about
AN OPEN LETTER TO ROBERT RODRIGUEZ:

Dear Mr. Robert Rodriguez, Can I call you Bobby? Is that ok? ..... WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU THINKING DUDE?! SERIOUSLY! A FOURTH Spy Kids?! Really?! Really? ..... Really? "Shorts?" Seriously? Machete... Cool. Planet Terror... Not bad. "Stab"... Epic. Sin City... F*ckin' Awesome! El Mariachi Trilogy... Classic. From Dusk Till Dawn... Cult fav amongst some. So this beckons the question, why do we need a Spy Kids 4 when a Sin City 2 or 3 (if the matter is about money, because it damn sure is not about creative expression) would bring you more bank than any FOURTH SK movie ever would. So... Why?
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10:05PM on 05/31/2011
Ah, Robert Rodriguez. I am very disappointed in you. Procrastinating on a Sin City sequel (or two) for years on end, and you instead churn out crap like this? Really, man. I am very, very, very, very, very disappointed in you.
Ah, Robert Rodriguez. I am very disappointed in you. Procrastinating on a Sin City sequel (or two) for years on end, and you instead churn out crap like this? Really, man. I am very, very, very, very, very disappointed in you.
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9:57PM on 05/31/2011
After watching the trailer I am not going to defend this other than to say I thought the first two Spy Kids movies were very inventive. I know Rodriguez likes to play fast and loose but I wish he'd slow down just s a little to up the quality.
That being said I would rather see this than that Jim Carrey penguin movie - yuck.
After watching the trailer I am not going to defend this other than to say I thought the first two Spy Kids movies were very inventive. I know Rodriguez likes to play fast and loose but I wish he'd slow down just s a little to up the quality.
That being said I would rather see this than that Jim Carrey penguin movie - yuck.
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9:32PM on 05/31/2011
Little Fockers and now this, Alba is just making some dumb decisions. If she wasn't so hot she would be gone already.
Little Fockers and now this, Alba is just making some dumb decisions. If she wasn't so hot she would be gone already.
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9:08PM on 05/31/2011
Sampson, take Alba's name off the article title. She has no talent to waste.
Sampson, take Alba's name off the article title. She has no talent to waste.
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7:54PM on 05/31/2011
Do we really need this???
Do we really need this???
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6:36PM on 05/31/2011
ya talk about an unwanted sequel
ya talk about an unwanted sequel
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5:42PM on 05/31/2011

I dont see the difference in quality between...

Santa with Muscles, Baby Geniuses, Jingle All the Way etc. I thought they stopped making stuff like that.
Santa with Muscles, Baby Geniuses, Jingle All the Way etc. I thought they stopped making stuff like that.
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5:23PM on 05/31/2011

oh god!

when the kid said "it's hammer time!" i died a little inside
when the kid said "it's hammer time!" i died a little inside
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4:31PM on 05/31/2011
I just threw up
I just threw up
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4:29PM on 05/31/2011
...these movies probably get written in about 30 mins...WHICH wouldn't be so bad, if it felt like some effort was put in during that time.
...these movies probably get written in about 30 mins...WHICH wouldn't be so bad, if it felt like some effort was put in during that time.
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3:30PM on 05/31/2011
Oh and the 4D thing. The last one was in 3D, and the third one, and this one being the fourth one, I don't see why you guys are complaining about it. It's like a little wink to the whole 3D that this movie kinda started (the recent trend of profitable 3D).
Oh and the 4D thing. The last one was in 3D, and the third one, and this one being the fourth one, I don't see why you guys are complaining about it. It's like a little wink to the whole 3D that this movie kinda started (the recent trend of profitable 3D).
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3:59PM on 05/31/2011
Everyone know it is a little wink to 3D, people are bashing it because it is dumb and annoying. Duh.
Everyone know it is a little wink to 3D, people are bashing it because it is dumb and annoying. Duh.
4:03PM on 05/31/2011
it's for kids, that's why the wink is there
it's for kids, that's why the wink is there
3:27PM on 05/31/2011
I'm with everyone saying it looks like shit but you guys gotta stop complaining. The reality is this:

Spy Kids 3D: Budget 38M, Total gross 197M
Spy Kids 2: Budget 38M, Total gross 119M
Spy Kids: Budget 35M, Total gross 147M

Rodriguez makes them on the cheap and pretty much all by himself, hence he gets a big share of the profits. The studio is happy as they can have cheap, very profitable movies aimed at kids (which translates into high dvd sales, toys, international marketability,
I'm with everyone saying it looks like shit but you guys gotta stop complaining. The reality is this:

Spy Kids 3D: Budget 38M, Total gross 197M
Spy Kids 2: Budget 38M, Total gross 119M
Spy Kids: Budget 35M, Total gross 147M

Rodriguez makes them on the cheap and pretty much all by himself, hence he gets a big share of the profits. The studio is happy as they can have cheap, very profitable movies aimed at kids (which translates into high dvd sales, toys, international marketability, etc.). That's why Rodriguez does these movies. Without them, he would not have a career in Hollywood, as the movies you guys like and wish he would focus on are super niche and aren't that profitable (Sin City was his highest grossing movie, which wasn't that high, and including high marketing costs, barely broke even). If you want Rodriguez to make the movies you want him to make, you gotta accept/embrace these kids movies.
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2:28PM on 05/31/2011

Let's be real about Ricky Gervais for a second here

the guy is a pompus ass, and im not even basing that on his award show roasting. His movie career has been an absolute flop. No one saw that Cemetary movie, Lying was a huge disappointment, Ghost town was awful, etc etc. He was ok as Ricky Gervais in the night at the museum movies. His show on HBO is ok I guess, but he's obnoxious. And everytime he spoke on that HBO talking funny special, I wanted him to leave, and I think the other 3 did too. now minus me b.c you feel you have to.
the guy is a pompus ass, and im not even basing that on his award show roasting. His movie career has been an absolute flop. No one saw that Cemetary movie, Lying was a huge disappointment, Ghost town was awful, etc etc. He was ok as Ricky Gervais in the night at the museum movies. His show on HBO is ok I guess, but he's obnoxious. And everytime he spoke on that HBO talking funny special, I wanted him to leave, and I think the other 3 did too. now minus me b.c you feel you have to.
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1:30PM on 05/31/2011
I learned a lot from this:
1. Jessica Alba has gotten significantly less attractive since Sin City.
2. Jeremy Piven just can't get a good role in a movie, despite being so awesome on Entourage (and in PCU), and that's a shame.
3. The T-Mobile girl sounds like a she was the captain of her high school softball team.
4. All people involved in this movie have lost some of my respect.
5. Apparently kids movies require no effort with regard to special effects.
6. There is something worse than
I learned a lot from this:
1. Jessica Alba has gotten significantly less attractive since Sin City.
2. Jeremy Piven just can't get a good role in a movie, despite being so awesome on Entourage (and in PCU), and that's a shame.
3. The T-Mobile girl sounds like a she was the captain of her high school softball team.
4. All people involved in this movie have lost some of my respect.
5. Apparently kids movies require no effort with regard to special effects.
6. There is something worse than 3D, and apparently it is called "4D."
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1:17PM on 05/31/2011

Wastes the talent...

Are you fuckin serious. none of those 3 people you mention have talent.
Are you fuckin serious. none of those 3 people you mention have talent.
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1:45PM on 05/31/2011
You're saying Ricky Gervais doesn't have talent? Are you serious?
You're saying Ricky Gervais doesn't have talent? Are you serious?
2:55PM on 05/31/2011
NoriNam30: dead serious, IDK maybe you can tell me what he is good in. Because I have yet to see him in anything new that is good. And please don't say the invention of lying. That movie was garbage.
NoriNam30: dead serious, IDK maybe you can tell me what he is good in. Because I have yet to see him in anything new that is good. And please don't say the invention of lying. That movie was garbage.
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1:16PM on 05/31/2011
fuck t mobile
fuck t mobile
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1:09PM on 05/31/2011

article title

there was one name in the title that stood out more than the rest. I think it was Jessica Alba, it threw me bc I had no idea she had any talents (other than looking hot), how sad this unknown talent was already wasted before any of could ever witness it for ourselves
there was one name in the title that stood out more than the rest. I think it was Jessica Alba, it threw me bc I had no idea she had any talents (other than looking hot), how sad this unknown talent was already wasted before any of could ever witness it for ourselves
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1:06PM on 05/31/2011

Community is the best...

...and funniest show on TV right now. I've watched the paintball episodes 20 times by now. My kid and I recite lines repeatedly from it. I've become a big Joel McKale fan. Yeah this is a totally uncessary movie and Jessica Alba, while hot (although even lesser now that she's knocked up again) is an idiot. But my kid loves these movies so it's win-win. Or lose-lose if you look at the the glass as half empty.
...and funniest show on TV right now. I've watched the paintball episodes 20 times by now. My kid and I recite lines repeatedly from it. I've become a big Joel McKale fan. Yeah this is a totally uncessary movie and Jessica Alba, while hot (although even lesser now that she's knocked up again) is an idiot. But my kid loves these movies so it's win-win. Or lose-lose if you look at the the glass as half empty.
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1:04PM on 05/31/2011

this is crap

This film is screaming DTV all the way..What a hell Rodriguez...cut the crap and give us SIN CITY 2 already!!
This film is screaming DTV all the way..What a hell Rodriguez...cut the crap and give us SIN CITY 2 already!!
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12:45PM on 05/31/2011

Wow....

...the saddest part is that its been 6 years since the first SIN CITY.
...the saddest part is that its been 6 years since the first SIN CITY.
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12:14PM on 05/31/2011
wow, what a GIGANTIC PIECE OF S**T :S
wow, what a GIGANTIC PIECE OF S**T :S
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12:07PM on 05/31/2011

Aside from this movie...

why the hate for Jeremy Piven?
why the hate for Jeremy Piven?
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3:59PM on 05/31/2011
Wondering the same thing. Piven's the shit!
Wondering the same thing. Piven's the shit!
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12:05PM on 05/31/2011
Anybody remember when Tarantino was getting yelled at for Kill Bill? Some critic was saying that that the movie couldn't have been good because it was too violent for her. Tarantino responded that he didn't make it for her.

I'm sad to lose actors like Eddie Murphy and directors like Rodriguez to the cash cow of movies made for children but let's be honest here. These movies are MADE for children. Not people who are young at heart but children.

SURE! Some movies are made for both
Anybody remember when Tarantino was getting yelled at for Kill Bill? Some critic was saying that that the movie couldn't have been good because it was too violent for her. Tarantino responded that he didn't make it for her.

I'm sad to lose actors like Eddie Murphy and directors like Rodriguez to the cash cow of movies made for children but let's be honest here. These movies are MADE for children. Not people who are young at heart but children.

SURE! Some movies are made for both children and adults such as the animated films of Pixar and Dreamworks. But Spy Kids movies are made just for kids. If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck, don't call it a crappy duck because it doesn't have power steering and a sunroof.
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12:22PM on 05/31/2011
AMEN!!
AMEN!!
11:58AM on 05/31/2011

Lol "wasting talent"

The only talented person involved is Robert Rodriguez and it's not even a waste, he makes a bajillion more dollars off of one Spy Kids movie than anything else he's made. Plus I'm sure his like 5 kids appreciate a kid movie every couple of years.
The only talented person involved is Robert Rodriguez and it's not even a waste, he makes a bajillion more dollars off of one Spy Kids movie than anything else he's made. Plus I'm sure his like 5 kids appreciate a kid movie every couple of years.
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11:54AM on 05/31/2011

Yes they deserve to die and i hope they burn in hell!!!!

fucking piece of trash. Shit like this gets produced but Paul Thomas Anderson has trouble financing a 35 Mil production.
fucking piece of trash. Shit like this gets produced but Paul Thomas Anderson has trouble financing a 35 Mil production.
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9:13PM on 05/31/2011
Calm down, man.
Calm down, man.
11:31AM on 05/31/2011
For every one good movie Robert Rodriguez has made he's made three pieces of shit, this is sure to be one of those turds.
For every one good movie Robert Rodriguez has made he's made three pieces of shit, this is sure to be one of those turds.
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11:26AM on 05/31/2011
Robert Rodriguez is known for going supremely over the top. It's kind of whacky, and Spy Kids 1&2 were decent enough. Don't get me started on Stallone in Spy Kids 3...

Anywho, see what happens, it might end up being bizarrely interesting. I was going to give it the benefit of the doubt, but the very very end of the trailer ("in FOUR D") just made me realize it's probably gonna suck. Shame, cause I dig the Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez is known for going supremely over the top. It's kind of whacky, and Spy Kids 1&2 were decent enough. Don't get me started on Stallone in Spy Kids 3...

Anywho, see what happens, it might end up being bizarrely interesting. I was going to give it the benefit of the doubt, but the very very end of the trailer ("in FOUR D") just made me realize it's probably gonna suck. Shame, cause I dig the Rodriguez
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11:26AM on 05/31/2011

Wow. really?

Just....just wow.

Someone once told me the Spy Kids movies weren't actually that bad.

I want to find that person and punch them in the face. Preferably with a talking robot dog, if possible.
Just....just wow.

Someone once told me the Spy Kids movies weren't actually that bad.

I want to find that person and punch them in the face. Preferably with a talking robot dog, if possible.
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