Greg Mottola, director of “Superbad” just released the new trailer for his latest film on MySpace. The film, called “Adventureland” is a comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect place to get him prepared for the real world. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Sounds funny enough. And with that cast, it certainly has potential to be great. Especially Reynolds. He is the star of the film for sure. Apparently, women will flock to the theater to see him after his rom-com “Definitely, Maybe.” So, knowing all that before I saw this trailer, I had high hopes for this film. And after watching the trailer, I can say I was not disappointed!
This looks absolutely hilarious. I am trying to stay away from the inevitable “Superbad in a theme park” comparisons, but its hard. Ryan Reynolds is great, I love all of his work. The guy has great comedic timing and wit. And Kristen Wiig is stealing the show over at “SNL.” Every skit she is in is laugh out loud hilarious. Plus, I loved “Superbad.” Anyone who was attached to that movie in any way automatically has my attention. The parts are all in place for success. And fortunately, this movie will hit theaters a couple of weeks after “Watchmen.” So by that point in time, I will be ready for a great change of pace. It will be time for comedy. What do you think?
“Adventureland” will hit theaters March 27th, 2009.