For some time we have been following the buddy cop comedy that was once refreshingly called A Couple of Dicks, then boringly A Couple of Cops, and finally settled on the somewhere-in-between Cop Out. The film represents Kevin Smith’s first directorial effort which he did not also script, and stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as a police team whose “adventures include locating a stolen baseball card, rescuing a woman, and dealing with gangsters and their laundered money”. Today, Warner Brothers released the first trailer for the film.
So far, I have been looking forward to this film, partly because I would like to see how Smith does with a film free of his distinct writing style, and partly because I like the comedic potential of the partnership between Morgan and Willis. This trailer did nothing for me, though. It relies heavily on Tracy Morgan lines, and in this sense I should be the target audience, as I love his exaggerated delivery on 30 Rock and elsewhere. It did perk up a bit when co-star Seann William Scott popped in, and he and Morgan seemed to work off each other better than Willis and Morgan, but still most of the jokes fell flat for me. I hope that you like it better than I did, and you can form your own opinion after the jump. Cop Out hits theatres on February 26, 2010.
Apple has the HD version