If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Time for a new segment I liked to call, What's wrong with this trailer?
This is where I take a look at a trailer that features some really bad things about it and rightfully deliver what's wrong about them.
That being said...Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor.
Oh, god, where do I even begin with this trailer?
Well, let's start off with the first problem right off the bat, this is a story that we've seen done over and over time and time again. Hell, it was even done in a previous Tyler Perry movie, The Family That Preys, where the married businesswoman cheats on her husband and life takes a turn for the worst on her.
Problem #2: Kim Kardashian over-acting her ass off. Seriously, watch any scene with her in the trailer and I swear to god, she's not even trying to act at all.
Problem #3: The trailer shows that Jurnee Smolett's husband, who she's been friends with for almost 20 years, is suppose to not care much for her and what's the biggest thing they do to prove that, have the guy watch a football game with her standing behind him looking like she's mad. Is that really suppose to be the tipping point for her character to cheat on him? Because he watches a football game.
Problem #4: Right off the bat of meeting "the largest social media inventor since Zuckerburg", he is immediately smitten with Smolett. Not even 2 seconds into their dialogue, you can tell that he's already into her.
Problem #5: The trailer depicts a scene where Smolett's character gets hit by a bike and, since the other guy in her life doesn't have a name in the trailer, I'm just going to call him what the trailer calls him, "the largest social media inventor since Zuckerburg" aids her. First off, the way that shot is shown in the trailer, they make it look like it's the most tragic part of the film. The sepia tone style shooting of it makes it look more tragic than it probably is. Getting hit by a bicycle is not on the same level as getting hit by a goddamn truck or a car. If you get hit by a bike that badly, you obviously weren't paying attention to where you were going, which probably does happen to her in the film itself.
Problem #6: The dialogue sounds so horrible. Not only do we have Kardashian's terrible line reading of "the largest social media inventor since Zuckeberg." But we also get lame lines like from, fuck it, I'm just going to call him "the other guy" telling Smolett's character after she tragically gets hit by the bike, "If I had a woman like you, I would never miss a thing." And all I'm thinking is that, "Wow, that's the lamest pick-up line I've ever heard." I mean, how schmaltzy can you possibly be when using a line like that.
And that's not even the worst of it. Later in the trailer, an older woman pops up and tells Smolett's character lazy lines like, "That boy is gonna hurt you something bad." That's the stupidest line I heard in the trailer because of the way the wording is on that. Why couldn't she just say, "That boy is gonna hurt you," if she had just said that, then it wouldn't be a problem but when you add "something bad" to it, it sounds stupid and takes me out of Smolett's character's conflict.
Now, keep in mind, I'm just basing all of my problems on the trailer itself. For all I know, the movie could be completely different. Trailers lie, it's a fact. But that trailer is not selling me on wanting to see this movie.
And I understand that Tyler Perry's a good businessmen and he has his audience that will let this movie make $20 million in its' opening weekend. But you'd think after the double whammy misses of Good Deeds and Alex Cross, he'd step away from doing movies that look like retreads of his previous works.
Judging from this trailer, there are so many elements of it that are just so poorly done, it really doesn't want to make me see the film. But again, maybe that's the fault of who put the trailer together and maybe the movie's actually much different than what the trailer is showing, I highly doubt it but we'll see. All-in-all, that trailer's got a lot of things wrong about it.