Trailerpark Tuesday – Turtle Power, Zero Theorem, Dumb and Dumber To

Trailerpark Tuesday

Let’s talk about Turtle Power, Zero Theorem, and Dumb and Dumber To

 


Turtle Power

Cortney
This looks like a fun documentary. I was a fan of the Ninja Turtles when I was a kid and I love behind the scene looks at cultural phenomenons. Not sure that I’ll rent this, but if it appears on Netflix I think I’d be really interested in watching it. Now where is my Disney Afternoon documentary?
 
Tim
I LOVED the Ninja Turtles and still think they’re pretty great. It is amazing how much staying power they have had since they debuted in the 80’s. As a father who now has boys that are into the Turtles, I’m really excited to watch this documentary with them. On a related note, if you haven’t seen the newest version of Ninja Turtles that’s currently airing on Nickelodeon, you’re missing out. It’s a fantastic show with great writing and a cool visual style.
 
Trevor
I also really liked the Ninja Turtles as a kid. They’re clearly timing this documentary to coincide with the new Ninja Turtles movie. This one looks fun and it’s usually interesting to see some background stuff about what was going on behind the scenes when things went huge. It looks well made and since it’s from Paramount, it’s not going to reek of desperation like a lot of fan-made documentaries. I only hope that they talk about the Hostess Turtle Pies that were delicious and I hope make a comeback!

 

Zero Theorem

Cortney
I don’t know what to think about this movie. It certainly looks intriguing, but I have no idea what it’s about. Obviously Terry Gilliam is an eccentric filmmaker, so there’s probably a good chance that once I’ve seen the movie, I may feel the same way. The actors are good and the visuals look cool. That may be enough to lure me to the theater.
 
Tim
Terry Gilliam is a genius of absurdist art. His stuff tends to turn a lot of people away, but I generally like his films… if I’m in the right mood. I think that the cast looks great, but I have no idea what to make of the story. I think that watching this one late at night with a bunch of open-minded friends could be great.
 
Trevor
I feel like this one is trying so hard to be different and interesting that it’s missing the mark. From this trailer, I have an extremely minimal understanding of what the plot is supposed to be. I don’t care much about the actors I see – Matt Damon is in it but I didn’t see him. So the only thing I have to go by is that they’re trying to do some crazy visual stuff that I won’t care about after 10 minutes. I doubt I watch this one unless I hear/see something substantially different.

Dumb and Dumber To


Cortney
I really liked the original as a teenager, but I’m not sure that if I were to watch it again that it would hold up. I like Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, but the Farrelly brothers haven’t made a good movie in a decade, so who knows. But I would like this movie to be good. The trailer had a few funny moments, so maybe there’s hope. All I know is it can’t be worse than that awful prequel they made. Ugh!
 
Tim
I’m hesitantly holding out hope for this one. I think that the original Dumb and Dumber is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen, but I feel like it could have been lightning in a bottle. It was a product of its time. There are certainly moments in the trailer that made me laugh, but Harry and Lloyd themselves feel a bit too cartoonish at this point. In a post-Bridesmaids world, I wonder if comedies this goofy can still hold up.
 
Trevor
Dumb and Dumber has been one of my favorite comedies for a long time. I can watch the snowball to the face scene over and over and laugh until I cry. This trailer definitely had my laughing.. out loud. I’m excited to see what they do with it but am somewhat nervous about how far they push the boundaries. I’m worried that while trying so hard to make a sequel that rivals the original, they’re going to push it so far that it will just come across as distasteful. The scene with the elderly lady in the bed is specifically the one making me shake my head in worry.

Trevor Nielson
Writer & Photographer at ComicCon.tips
Trevor began his forray into nerdom as a kid peddling his bike all the way to the local bookstore to purchase comic books. The boring superhero comics weren’t good enough for Trevor, he wanted the real ones. The ones with ducks. Now who's laughing while he’s on his way to cash in all those valuable Ducktales comics. Soon he’ll have his own money bin full to the brim. These days, to fill the time before the money bin construction completes (and begins), Trevor fills his time with photography, movies, television and comic book conventions. You can find his cosplay Meet & Greet mini-shoot and articles on this site as well as prints of his photographs being sold by cosplayers throughout the land.

P.S. Trevor converted to Marvel & DC comics and movies later on, so no heartburn on that one, right?