A new poster and trailer were just released for Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself. The poster is a reference (a reference noted in the studio’s press release, mind you) to Straw Dogs, a 1971 Sam Peckinpah film in which a guy takes brutal revenge on the townies who gang raped his woman. Which makes total sense* when you consider that I Can Do Bad All by Myself looks like a hackneyed redemption story starring a sassy old black woman in drag.
The strategy in the trailer, meanwhile, seems to be throwing a bunch of incongruous elements of a movie together – single mother struggalin ta make ends meet, down-on-his-luck handyman, sass-throwin old lady who’s really a man – then bringing them all together with an earnest piano track and references to Jesus. If Tyler Perry had directed Ace Ventura, Ace would be wrestling the dolphin, then there’d be that dramatic cymbal crash thingie, and next thing you know he’d be teaching the kids to pray while talking out of his butt cheeks. “Go ahead, children, ass Jesus a question.” Tyler Perry movies are weirder than Norwegian porno.
*It doesn’t make sense