Friday, August 11, 2006

Now that looks like a Bad Canadian Movie

I've been seeing previews for a movie which looks like it might scar me for life.

It is called Bon Cop, Bad Cop, and the word bad does indeed spring to mind when watching the trailer. Edit: I've been seeing a full English trailer, so some of the crappiness is getting lost in the lack of translation.

Because that's just what we needed up here: a Canadian buddy cop movie that doesn't have the words "Police" or "Academy" in it.

The movie stars Colm Feore, who played Pierre Trudeau in a miniseries and acted alongside Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange in Titus, though truth be told, his biggest splashes internationally were probably playing Andre Linoge(if you give him what he wants, he'll go away) in Storm of the Century or appearing in the film The Chronicles of Riddick. He is also a fellow alumni of the university I attended, so it pains me to see him acting in this movie, because he is better than this.

And of course, you know that the Anglophone is going to be the uptight prig in this whole mess while the Quebecois cop is going to be the dynamic and "entertaining" one.

Now, some of you are going to say, how do you know it is going to be a bad movie? Well, the fact that it had 4 screenwriters is a good clue. For my American and international readers, let's just say I feel glad you probably will never have the opportunity to see this movie, because it would bring down our country's comedic credibility. I also feel bad that Rick Mercer got all caught up in this mess as well.

In short, I feel some deep down Canadian shame now.

5 comments:

DutchBitch said...

There must be plenty good things about Canadians to make up for all this! Right... MC?... U there...

MC said...

Well, we do make a good poutine and excellent lovers and satirists, do'nchanno.

Skye said...

Riiight...

arthbard said...

Geez, that's a bad title. Take an overused cliche and then make part of it French. Is that meant to be clever? Does it even qualify as a joke by any definition of the word?

But, no matter what happens, you can always console youself with the fact that at least your country never made She's All That.

MC said...

skye: we don't see eye to eye on this, do we.

arthbard: oh, flashback to the choreographed prom dance scene... the horror, the horror. I heard that M. Night Shyamalan did a rewrite for that movie too... which explains why that huge sea creature that turns out to be the late John Belushi ate half the cast after that particular scene.