12.06.07 10 years ago 147 Comments

Check out the new trailer for Semi-Pro, starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, and André 3000. 

Farrell stars as Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association’s Flint Michigan Tropics, who “rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.” The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Maura Tierney, and Jackie Earle Haley. Kent Alterman makes his feature directorial debut.  

Will Ferrell is really funny.  So funny, in fact, that people who make movies think they can stick him in front of the camera and then just shoot whatever comes out of his mouth*.  And that’s how we end up with stuff like Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights – shitty movies with a couple funny parts.

Looks like Semi-Pro follows the same formula.  Next time I’d like to see them take more time on the script than it takes to write “Will Ferrell has an afro.” 

*I tried the same thing with George Lucas – bagged two pheasants and a beagle. 

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