Now that Paul Blart has had a chance to cash in at the box office with some cute and harmless PG-13 jokes, it’s time to shift our focus to the second (and, I’m guessing, far superior) mall cop movie of the year: Observe and Report starring Seth Rogen and Anna Faris. But before you go assuming that this is another Judd Apatow production, know this: it’s written and directed by Jody Hill, who previously directed the Danny McBride cult classic The Foot Fist Way. After watching the red band trailer for this movie, I can kinda see why Moviefone is being so damn strict with their age-limit checking (of course, that doesn’t change the fact that the checking doesn’t seem to WORK, so no one will be able to see the trailer there).
At any rate, it’s clear that this has almost nothing in common with Paul Blart whatsoever. It’s dark, tense, gritty, and revolting… but man, does it look amazing. I had no idea that this is the kind of movie we were in for. Rogen looks seriously intense in this flick, and I love that they are turning him into a tortured soul type of character rather than another goofy manchild. Together with the upcoming premiere of HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Jody Hill is delivering one hell of a sinister comedy one-two punch. Observe and Report hits theatres on April 10th; check out the trailer below (but only if you’re old enough to handle it).