The Big Year Trailer Starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson starring in a comedy about bird watchers who compete with each other to spot the rarest bird? I was sold before I even watched the first trailer for The Big Year. Then I watched the trailer… and now, not so much. If you’re wondering how a funny cast and quirky premise could be watered down to such boring, bland humour, just take a look at the director’s previous credits: David Frankel is the man who gave us The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me.

The Big Year is clearly being aimed at an older crowd, but a part of me still hopes that this trailer is not a true indication of what the movie has to offer. It’s based on a book by Mark Obmascik and the screenplay was written by Howard Franklin (The Man Who Knew Too Little, Quick Change). With a supporting cast that includes Joel McHale, Anjelica Huston, Rashida Jones, Jim Parsons, Rosamund Pike, Kevin Pollak, and Anthony Anderson, surely it can’t be all bad… can it? The Big Year hits theatres on October 14th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Scab

    Good Lord, this looks atrocious.

    I’ve seen nothing of this movie until now, but teaming a fat could-have-been and an old used-to-be together with Owen Wilson – a suicidal pelican trapped inside a man’s body – in a comedy about birdwatching, seems a huge misstep.

    It’s a joy-vacuum.

    The cast seems better-suited to some excruciating tragedy.

  • rob

    was mildly interested at the beginning but “from makers of devil wears prada and marley and me” really shudnt be put on a film with this cast! got worse after that

  • Scab

    Is it just me that feels awkward whenever Owen Wilson is on screen nowadays, armed with the knowledge that he tried to ‘off’ himself?

    I feel embarrassed on his behalf that he couldn’t get the job done. Especially with his resources.

    This is going to be a very painful movie.

  • Duke Togo

    Bucket list 2 and nobody dies this time.

  • Jonny Ashley

    This is like when Kevin James’ character almost died on the ropeswing in Grown-Ups but nothing happened.