Don't Watch: Trailer for Old Dogs with Travolta and Williams
Disney has debuted the trailer for Old Dogs today on MSN. From the director of Wild Hogs (which is already a bad sign) comes a new comedy starring John Travolta and Robin Williams. I hate to say it, but this is really one of the worst looking movies this entire year. I don't know how anyone thinks this stupid physical comedy is even funny anymore. Maybe this would've got a few laughs out of me in 1994, but nowadays, it really is just painful to watch. Old Dogs looks like one big contrived, unfunny piece of crap comedy that I know I definitely won't be seeing. I never saw Wild Hogs and I don't plan on seeing this.
Watch the first trailer for Old Dogs:
You can also watch the trailer for Old Dogs in High Definition on MSN
Two friends find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Starring John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, and Lori Loughlin.
Old Dogs is directed by Walt Becker, of Van Wilder and Wild Hogs previously. The screenplay was co-written by David Diamond and David Weissman, of The Family Man, Evolution, and the upcoming When in Rome. Disney will be debuting Old Dogs in theaters Thanksgiving week starting on November 25th.
Reader Feedback - 65 Comments
'I'm all outta love' for Williams and Travolta comedy
Dusty on Jun 11, 2009
Lol looks funners
MonkeyMowse on Jun 11, 2009
looks fantastic although they showed too much in the preview
jh on Jun 11, 2009
Looks really good...
Cary on Jun 11, 2009
lol made me laugh.
Tyler Johnson on Jun 11, 2009
Looks funny actually =p
Robbie on Jun 11, 2009
It looks kinda funny...But idk how this director seems to get such good casts for such mediocre movies.
tankmaster on Jun 11, 2009
Wha? Did I see Bernie Mac's name in there?
Dweeb on Jun 11, 2009
it looks brilliant and you gout that piece of shit title "don't watch", nice going Put must watch on all the piece of shits u get paid for to here
qweqwu on Jun 11, 2009
I don't know how you can say "From the director of Wild Hogs (which is already a bad sign)" at the beginning and then end with "I never saw Wild Hogs ". Personally I thought Wild Hogs was hilarious. Not because of the script or premise, which were very generic, but because of how talented and funny the 4 leads were. This will be the same thing. Generic comedy made great by two very funny leads. I'll see it.
Colca on Jun 11, 2009
#8: yeah, I saw it too..
Robbie on Jun 11, 2009
ok. not a great movie, if I see it, it will be probably at home, with a borrowed or rented DVD with no efforts at all to go after this. wich means that it's a bit of an exageration to be so harsh on it, I don't think it's great but just from my personal taste, but for its target audience it looks like a fairly competent work, it looks to me that people into this kind of movie will like a lot it a lot, so there you go. I agree with you that it looks stupid and it's fair enough to express your opinion in a place that you own, but the "Don't Watch" and "stupid physical comedy" bits were totally unnecessary, first because that's not why you don't like it that people don't have to see it, and physical comedy is not stupid, it's kind of immortal, it's impossible not to laugh at someone getting hurt in a light accidentally way, it's just a matter of doing it right. this movie is not a great example, but it's not a fiasco, I think it works. it's just a matter of thinking it straight and look at the whole picture, everybody LOVED Ratatouille (myself included) and it's almost entirely physical, at least 85% percent of it. just my opinion, tho'...you can write about anything you like since you own the place, but if I was you, would be a bit more careful about how to treat my opinions. not a big deal, still a big fan, but it annoys me a bit to see stuff with not enough thought making generalizations and unnecessarily influencing people that might not think the same way.
felipe on Jun 11, 2009
Now I love physical comedy! And this looks hilarious. Seth Green and Matt Dillon? yes please. Also I have noticed that most people are falling for the comedies about drugs and drinking and all that jazz and thats all good but sometimes we just need a gorilla holding a little man and a soccer ball in the face. This wont be the best comedy of the year but I dont doubt that I will laugh throughout the movie.
Maxx on Jun 11, 2009
see....maxx #13 summed up VERY well what took me huge paragraphs to say. =P
felipe on Jun 11, 2009
Oh This looks great. Fuck you all for thinking it won't be funny.
AllmightyKeim on Jun 11, 2009
Perhaps I should just stop reading the "Must Watch:" and "Don't Watch:", because more often than not it's completely wrong. I don't think this will be a fantastic movie, but to give it a description like that when you didn't even see Wild Hogs just puzzles me. And with no doubt in my mind within a week we'll see another "Must Watch:" claiming it's the indie jewel of the year which will more likely than not bore the hell out of me. I use to agree with many of your descriptions of movies but lately you've skewed in the complete opposite direction.
Luminaire on Jun 11, 2009
Bernie Mac? Say what!?! Never the less, I'll see it. Maybe not in theaters but it looks decently funny. Better than the standard Seth Rogen and Will Ferrel shit lately.
LSP on Jun 11, 2009
Alex... dude... relax and smoke a fatty! It's an overdone concept... yes... it will be silly... yes but take it for what it is... a cheap silly entertaining flick with some laughs. Not everything has to be a 40 Year Old Virgin, Bruce Almighty, Zach n Miri (personal favs) or whatever type of flick that makes you laugh. Come on the gorilla threating Seth to make him sing at the end. That's was funny. Your a strange little man Alex. "I don't know how anyone thinks this stupid physical comedy is even funny anymore." Well thankfully everyone has their own personal preference and to each their own. Lighten up man! Life's to F'in serious to take entertainment so seriously.
K on Jun 11, 2009
@Colca I agree, this looks like a run-of-the-mill comedy, but with big names it should be something special.
Benjamin on Jun 11, 2009
Found myself laughing, is that wrong? Gotto say 'Transformers' and 'jizz bomb' to counter act the moment of weakness.
Crapola on Jun 11, 2009
d on Jun 11, 2009
Agree with #16. I haven't seen Wild Hogs yet, but after all these comments I just added it to my Netflix queue.
Pete on Jun 11, 2009
Looks funny can't wait
Chad on Jun 11, 2009
I dont care what title you put on it, i'm still gonna watch it anyway. And if I like it, so be it. To be honest I only read firstshowing because they are on the ball with getting the latest scoop. I dont care much for opinions... As for this trailer, I have and always lauded Robin Williams, and to see him do any film is a gift. Also grats to Travolta to doing a comedy (of all things) after losing his son RIP. Seth Green is a brilliant writer to be sure, but I've only ever appreciated his acting in The Italian Job. Matt Dillon of course has his niche in physical comedy, so an outrageous performance is expected. If there is only a photograph of Bernie Mac in this film I will still say he was typecast... AHAHA!
Boris on Jun 11, 2009
Yes, its not the pot/shit/puke Apatow humor so naturally its a bad trailer... Loved Wild Hogs and this looks more of the same so Ill see it.
Shige on Jun 11, 2009
dumb fucking movie.
mobeer on Jun 11, 2009
Look pretty funny hahaha. Seth Green is incredible haha.
Gab on Jun 11, 2009
Doesn't look shittastic, but it doesn't look good either. The only thing that does this movie justice is the full of win cast.
Movieraider321 on Jun 11, 2009
not wonderful, but worst movie of the entire year? not even close
brian barajas on Jun 11, 2009
I enjoyed the preview. I think this proves that Alex is not the best film critic.
Duh on Jun 11, 2009
thjs looks funny and worth a watch. and maybe it's NOT 1994, but this movie looks better than all the "romantic comedy" crap that is released on a weekly basis in 2008- 2009!!!! hey, alex...........what's up? lately your view on what movies are good and bad seems off to me.
dan on Jun 11, 2009
Yep, I definitely laughed. And Alex, check out Wild Hogs...it is definitely worth a giggle or ten.
kitano0 on Jun 11, 2009
Nice to Seth Green back in a movie! He is naturally very funny.. this has a potential fun factor going for it but I wouldnt see it in the cinema.
dom on Jun 11, 2009
Looks abd, but NOT the worst. Got a few laughs out of it.
Ryan on Jun 11, 2009
The trailer made me laugh.
I have anxiety on Jun 11, 2009
That trailer made me laugh out loud a fair few times... sure it's not entirely original or pushing any boundaries but if it makes me laugh then it's doing it's job.
Bogart on Jun 11, 2009
I'm sure you all, those who run this site, are very knowledgeable when it comes to movies....and yeah this is technically "your site" so you can say what you want. But your goal as a movie site should be to be objective. Posting this as a terrible comedy based on one preview that doesn't match your comedy sensibilities is in poor taste, akin to the type of slanted biased poor taste we see on news networks like FOX and MSNBC. So, do what you want, but if you want to avoid alienating half of your readers/viewers try to hold the pointless opinions for opinion columns (the movie sound offs are great!), and add a little bit more objectivity to what is essentially movie news. Not every comedy can be a Judd Apatow comedy, or a Judd Apatow rip off. Family comedies are an entirely necessary part of Hollywood movie lineups....because, I know it's strange...but believe it or not some people don't like Apatow style comedy , and believe it or not some of us are getting burnt out on the Seth Rogan/Jonah Hill riffing I can't think of many Robin Williams films, especially comedies that haven't been along these same lines of comedy....and I've found most of his films to be funny. In some ways he was the Seth Rogan of his day (Good Morning Vietnam!) so go ahead and knock him now because you'll be a hipocrite in a few years when you start knocking Apatow's crew when they've passed their prime.
ImaginaryVisionary on Jun 11, 2009
Lets not forget this is the site that appeared to be pretty pumped about "The Spirit"....... Everyone misses one here and there.
ImaginaryVisionary on Jun 11, 2009
im with alex on this one, pure shit, just like wild hogs
harrison on Jun 11, 2009
hehe the seth green scenes are pretty funny.. not really interested though. at all.
coswell on Jun 11, 2009
This doesn't look that bad. I'm sure it'll hit like "Wild Hogs"!
Spider on Jun 11, 2009
butliere on Jun 11, 2009
I hate when people bash movies they've never seen, very snobby.
Gene on Jun 11, 2009
At first I wasn't feeling it, but through the middle to the end it looks like gold. Love physical comedy, my favorite!
Tristan on Jun 11, 2009
i watched wild hogs when i was laying in bed cause i rolled my ankles and it was stupid but for some reason it made me laugh.so this may be good if im stuck in bed again
erik on Jun 11, 2009
#38 - Very well said! And Alex remains silent... What will his response be? Oh the excitement.
K on Jun 11, 2009
That's a really clean and funny trailer...wtf is wrong with this site??? so much -vevity.
Dexter on Jun 11, 2009
Looks kinda funny.
The Awsome Norwegian Dude With Sunglasses on Jun 11, 2009
i completely agree with alex. this film looks like absolute shit. just because you (generally speaking) personally are interested in it after viewing the trailer, why would you feel the need to criticize or insult alex? he shared his opinion on the trailer, simple as that.
victoria on Jun 11, 2009
Alex, you say from the Director of Wild Hogs is a bad sign, and yet you havent seen Wild Hogs. I didnt think the movie was anything specialy but, at least I watched.
Al on Jun 11, 2009
If you haven't seen Wild Hogs how can you talks about it, or the director, as if you know it's absolute crap? I saw it once and it was alright, but personally I'm still not a fan of the movie. But you know, enough people did like it for it to make over $168 million. Which goes to show that it hit the target audience it was going for. So sure, it might not be your cup of tea, but to say out right that it's crap without ever having seen it yourself is what is really 'stupid.' That's the problem with people on the internet these days. Everyone thinks they're a movie critic, but no one realizes you actually have to SEE the movies to be credible at it. It's ok to post your opinion if you think something looks like it could be bad, but I constantly see people saying that a movie sucks and they have never even seen it themselves.
TheManWithNoName on Jun 11, 2009
I enjoyed 'Wild Hogs' for exactly what it was, just a break from life and a few good laughs
daniel on Jun 11, 2009
Trailer had its moments....pass the doobie.
Godstrike on Jun 11, 2009
wild hogs was a piece of crap. This trailer looks moderately amusing bc im a fan of Green. The trailer seemed like if the guys from Wedding Crashers were old...what would happen? I take this from the football scene and the other tidbits of info given in the trailer. This is my opinion and who cares what i think, but if you were amused then thats okay...its okay to have feelings
Blaise on Jun 11, 2009
LOL. Well, unlike God, you CAN actually see the movie. You don't need faith. What a terrible analogy.
GK on Jun 11, 2009
LOL. alex is getting shit on more than a german scheisse porn star. poor guy.
Roberto Dinamite on Jun 11, 2009
This is one of those movies you watch when nothing else is on. It's no different than other comedies like Without a Paddle or Roadtrip. Old Dogs seem to have some redeeming qualities but it's no Animal House. However, for someone who runs their own movie information website I think you have to be careful how you phrase your opinion. To compare this to a movie you haven't seen seems like lazy reporting. You try and defend your stance in comment #48 by saying "this is "my site" and we're not trying to be a news network or any of that. I'm here to voice my opinion". I felt this was a news network and a very respectable one at that. Looks like I was wrong.
Tether on Jun 11, 2009
well I'll say this Travolta is an old player in this game, so is Williams...they have both done some incredible films for instance Travolta: Grease, Pulp Fiction, and so on and so on. Williams: Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, and so on. This movie much like Wild Hogs is just a way for them to have a good time, and make some quick cash and not try too hard.
xerxex on Jun 11, 2009
Now after viewing the trailer it completely validates my opinion, they're just looking to have a good time! AND I SAY WHY NOT!!!!! This will be something to view on late Sunday after noons; or a week day home sick. And yeah it no where near any potential of being great but okay, and thats okay!
xerxex on Jun 11, 2009
So yeah, you know, Wild Hogs - though not my kind of movie - was one of the biggest movies of that year over here... it ran for over three months. Old Dogs looks a whole hell of a lot funnier and Seth Greene is really funny in the trailer. I'm actually looking forward to it. This site is actually really funny if you don't take it seriously and read Billington's reviews/bulletins/opinions out loud with a conceited, whiney lisp. Try it!
get your filthy hands off my desert on Jun 11, 2009
Though this movie does not look good, there are far worse things to watch this year. G.I. Joe for instance. Also, its summer and I love to mow in the nude. You can think of me doing this and then watch the above trailer and I promise, it will look like freaking Forest Gump
Angry Chief on Jun 12, 2009
Exactly #57, was going to post something but you said it. LOOOOL!!! #58... now that's funny shit! but I wouldn't say poor guy... he's just not as smart as he thinks he is.
K on Jun 12, 2009
Everything is affected by personal opinion, whether you like it or not. And for the most part I try to keep things generally objective, but, as you said #38, this is "my site" and we're not trying to be a news network or any of that. I'm here to voice my opinion and you know what, I think this looks like shit. If you like it, and if you think it looks funny, great, more power to you, go tell the world, write plenty of comments about it. Alex by this short and sweet comment you’ve proved what ive known for a while now that not only are you an egotistical nightmare but your also very childish too. I think this looks funny and the trailer made me laugh so as far as im concerned it’s made it half way in my book. The rest we shall see when I go and see this at the flicks. Let’s also see if Alex leaves my comment on this time as he always deletes them when he doesn’t agree.
Dar-El on Jun 12, 2009
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