A Children’s Treasury of Nut Shots in Movie Trailers

Senior Editor
11.11.10 3 Comments

As much as someone getting hit in the groin in real life is instant, automatic comedic gold, I’ve long maintained that having someone get hit in the nuts during a movie trailer is all the proof you need that that movie is going to suck those same balls.  It’s sort of like when a band has an album, and the first single has both the same name as the album and is the first song, you know that’s the only good song on that album (I call it the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” effect).  Anyway, our video editor, Oliver, has put together a compilation of movies with groin trauma in the trailer and their resulting RottenTomatoes ratings (we know those are far from scientific, but they’re still fun).  Here are some of the movies that went into the compilation, all of them released in the last 10 years:

The Rocker – 40%
Soul Men – 45%
Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 42%
Employee of the Month – 20%
Cop Out – 19%
The Love Guru – 15%
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo – 10%
The Bounty Hunter – 8%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 – 7%
The New Guy – 7%
Big Momman’s House 2 – 6%
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector – 5%
Corky Romano – 5%
My Baby’s Daddy – 4%
Daddy Day Camp – 1%

Additional trivia: Eddie Griffin appears in more of these films than any other actor.  One notable exception to the rule is Bad Santa, which had multiple nut shots in the trailer but is one of my favorite movies.  Perhaps an exception needs to be made for nutshots by dwarves.  Speaking of dwarves, you might be surprised to learn that the Fred Claus trailer did NOT feature any groin shots, but it did have multiple other kisses of death, like the main characters spontaneously bursting into dance, and an appearance by Ludacris.

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