Although The Big Year appears to lack the bite and edge that one might hope for from a Steve Martin vehicle, it is perhaps in keeping with the gradual softening of his output (as well as that of his cohorts Jack Black and Owen Wilson) and hey, as our Steven Neish is forever saying regarding comic book adaps, why does everything have to be darker and grittier? Why can’t we have a bit of fun?
We posted the first trailer and poster a month or so back and now those fine folks at Yahoo have given us another clip. Please keep your expectations extremely low. This is perhaps the least interesting film clip I have seen in months, showcasing pretty much nothing except the slight frustration that can be occasioned by waiting for a long line of girl scouts to cross a narrow bridge. We can only hope that the film itself is funnier, more engaging and more compelling that these sorry 67 seconds. If it isn’t, this could get ugly.