I don't think he meant that as a jab. He was just referring to the fact that so many of the Pack's movies lately haven't performed up to their potential. Plus the fact that Drillbit is the next film to come out by a Pack member, we're hoping that this ends the "losing" streak, for lack of a better phrase.
Okay I'm not sure where I post this but, I've got a slight...say, problem with what was posted on the Frat Pack site.
On March 2, 2008, Kevdo (Kevin Crossman) expressed his surprise on the failure of Semi-Pro. One part of that article was: "Who'd have thought a couple months ago that we'd be looking to Owen Wilson's Drillbit Taylor to save the box office for the Frat Pack this spring?"
uhh...Kevdo, isn't rather unfair on your side? I agree that Will is much more bankable when it comes to comic geniusness. I even agree that Owen has not yet established himself on the solo buddy comedy front, but, as a tribute site, aren't you supposed to be unbiased when it comes to unreleased movies? Besides, Drillbit Taylor has the backing of Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow and Owen Wilson. Also, as a PG-13 movie, it will be aiming at a larger crowd...So, how can you say it will not be a box-office success? I'm not saying it will be a success but as compared to Semi-Pro, which is yet another of Will's sports comedy, DT seems more interesting...I cant understand why your views on DT are so low, esp. when it is in such a favorable position.Who knows, it may be the first Frat Pack Classic of this year!
I just hope that The Frat Pack Tribute treats all unreleased movies equally and more importantly, does not show favouritism, esp. when it's the news section.
The comment comes from: a) Losing streak from Walk Hard, Vince Vaughn's Comedy Show, Be Kind Rewind, Semi-Pro b) Low-ish profile of the marketing for Drillbit Taylor (therefore: low-ish box office expectations. Certainly lower than Dupree's $80 million c) Unclear how much press Owen will do for the film, or how much people will pay attention to the movie promo and how much will focus on, well, other things
So, it's less a critique of the movie or Owen, but the environment in which it released.
It's an opinion. We regularly feature views from others, even if they're contrary (within reason, of course). But, we're also not afraid to call em like we see em (our site rated Semi-Pro and The Heartbreak Kid as low 3/5 stars).
Believe me, I am super excited for Drillbit Taylor!
Another doubt....You've rated Starsky and Hutch 4 /5, the same as You Me and Dupree...Surely S&H is much more frat packish considering the fact that YMAD was more of a romcom....also, in YMAD, the funniness of Wilson was almost ruined by two non-funny performers, namely Hudson and Dillon, whereas in S&H, alteast stiller and wilson shared an amazing rapport, backed by vaughn, ferrell, bateman and snopp dogg...
This probably happened because you guys dont give half beer mug as ratings...Anyways, I do enjoy your reviews. it seems that Will is going stale lately. BOG was the only truly enjoyable Will Ferrell sports comedy. Hopefully, Step Brothers will be a nice comeback
thanks for the complement. BTW, can a movie that fails at the box-office also be classified a a frat pack classic?
Yes. Zoolander only made $45 million, yet was voted a 5, and is a big frat classic; similarly, so is Tenacious D, which only made over $8 million (cost $20 million to make). It actually lost money, yet it got voted a 4. It is a very funny movie.
So, if a movie fails at the box office it can still be a frat pack classic.
However, most of the classics have been financial hits (Wedding Crashers, Meet the Parents/Fockers (only got voted a 3), Dodgeball, Step Brothers, Tropical Thunder).
"Oh really? Hey, why don't you do me a favor and go get yourself another perm and let the grown-ups talk." Starsky & Hutch