A “red-band” trailer (it’s from the Motion Picture Association of Antigua, Inc.) for the Beastie Boys inspired short Fight For Your Right – Revisited. The trailer is long on swears and stars but short on laughs. The story seems to be that the young Beastie Boys (played by Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and Elijah Wood) meet their future selves (John C. Reilly, Jack Black, and Will Ferrell) and have a dance off, which seems like a fun premise. But even though the short film also features Will Arnett, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Ted Danson, Rainn Wilson, and plenty of other famous faces, there aren’t many laughs to be had. Watching Will Ferrell break out a cowbell or Arnett shout “Come on!” feel like stale attempts at humor. Hopefully the short comes together better than the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The 30 minute short will debut alongside the release of the Beastie Boys new album “Hot Sauce Committee Part 2” on May 3rd.