Along with The Master and Looper and Miami Connection, Seven Psychopaths is probably my most anticipated movie of the fall season. I can’t see how you go wrong with Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) and a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell. That said, I have to keep telling myself that the trailers for In Bruges (which was fantastic) weren’t very good either, because the Seven Psychopaths spots have been horrible. Check out the red-band version below. The basic format is overreaction/SMASH CUT/droll reaction shot with cheesy, Ocean’s 11-style music and cutesy sound effects playing over the whole thing with no coherence or comedic timing. It’s like watching the Spanish channel. Wait, what? What’s happening, and why is everyone shouting?
Man, Christopher Walken does the BEST Christopher Walken impression.