Must Watch: Red Band Hamlet 2 Trailer!
by Alex Billington
April 17, 2008
You need to watch this trailer. Not only was Hamlet 2 a late addition to the Sundance line-up that still sold for $10 million - the biggest sale of this year - but I loved the movie! You have to understand, it was co-written by Pam Brady - who wrote Hot Rod and Team America: World Police and is one of "South Park's" big writers. It's some pretty brash humor but that's what makes it brilliant. It makes more fun of thespians and the film industry than almost any other movie ever made (and most of the good lines aren't even in the trailer). And even Steve Coogan is awesome! I can't suggest this enough - some of you will love it, some will hate, but that's what makes it unique!
I never did write a review for this, but I saw it late in the festival and laughed my ass off the entire time. I know a lot of (snobby) critics who hated it, absolutely hated it. But I thought it was as funny as any "South Park" episode, so give it a chance if you can laugh at that kind of humor.
Watch the red band trailer for Hamlet 2:
For more info on the film, head to the official website: hamlet2.com.
Hamlet 2 is co-written and directed by Andrew Fleming of The Craft, Dick, and Nancy Drew. The screenplay was also penned primarily by Pam Brady of South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police, and Hot Rod. Focus Features bought Hamlet 2 after its debuted at the Sundance Film Festival for an estimated $10 million. The film will hit theaters this summer on August 22nd.
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
I'm not getting any sound, and the trailer freezes every 6 seconds. Am I the only one?
Reverend on Apr 17, 2008
Your the only one. Played fine. Not sure about the movie. Although i did lol when he got pissed at the cat.
heckle0 on Apr 17, 2008
Nevermind. Looks good.
Reverend on Apr 17, 2008
This was the last flick I caught when I was covering Sundance. Fantastic Movie. One of the best three movies I saw up there.
JM Bell on Apr 17, 2008
Wow! That was one of the funniest things I have ever seen! Can't wait. What was with the Elisabeth Shue thing though?
Ryan on Apr 17, 2008
I actually think it looks pretty good.
Stephen on Apr 17, 2008
This movie was SO good. It's brilliant. I don't ever remember laughing so hard at a movie.
Josh on Apr 17, 2008
That made my horrid day, fantastic. I cannot wait, it wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be.
Melissa on Apr 17, 2008
I was the same way.. if you have a chance to catch this early at some festival or venue before its release... GO... cause then you will be like me and telling all your friends about it.. Truly one of the best comedies I have seen in a while... Still pissed that I got F'in tar (don't ask) on my "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" T-Shirt that I got from ShoWest... AHHHH
Dusty on Apr 17, 2008
I think it is funny as sh*t...cant wait to see this....we need more stuff like this....
cornholio_by_the_sea on Apr 17, 2008
I thought i was the only one who cursed at staring cats! Plus its nice to see Elizabeth Shue still holding up so well since I first thought she was hot in Advetures in Babysitting.
JLA Reject on Apr 17, 2008
I have never laughed so hard at a trailer. I cannot wait to see this movie. It looks bloody hilarious!!
Anthony on Apr 17, 2008
Ooooh, Coogan's American accent sucks hard. That's going to be way distracting.
Mark on Apr 17, 2008
What do you mean by "even Steve Coogan is awesome"? Since when would he not be awesome? Try watching some "I'm Alan Partridge" and then come back to me about that.
Jon on Apr 18, 2008
i am not sure but kind of interesting i think..
tibethrain on Apr 18, 2008
Brilliant. Can't wait.....I love these underground indie comedies, they FUCKING ROCK!!!!
Kirk on Apr 18, 2008
The supporting cast looks fantastic, I especially love when one of the actreses gets hit by the trashcan, then the scribt and then smashes into the wall !! This movie looks hilarious!!
john on Apr 18, 2008
Where can I find t-Shirts?
Jim on Apr 18, 2008
Great trailer! hot cast overall, can wait for the release you have our support
Jeff on Apr 18, 2008
looks hilarious ill be checking it out when it hit theaters
Curtis on Apr 19, 2008
skylar austin and phoebe strole were all in needed to see to get me to go, looks awesome "thank you very much for your candor" lmao
vivian on Apr 19, 2008
yeah you are the only one
Dana on Apr 20, 2008
i can't believe how funny this movie looks, can't wait lmao.
kristyn on Jul 12, 2008
Just watched this at the Traverse City Film Festival...I had tears in my eyes, I was laughing so hard....freakin' hilarious! Definitely the sleeper film of the year....it'll sneak up on you...smartly crafted and incredibly written!!!!
hysterical! on Aug 3, 2008
Go see it. No really YOU HAVE TO! The bit about rock me sexy jesus is only a small bit. The journey getting there is the great part!!!! OMFG I havent teared up laughing so hard in a long time! So many scenes in this movie will have you laughing outloud just thinking about it.
jabberwolf on Aug 26, 2008
>>The bit about rock me sexy jesus is only a small bit. Damn! If that was the whole film I would have gone to see it... *roll*
Shanz on Sep 2, 2008
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