Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Gaylord “Greg” Focker (Ben Stiller) are at it yet again in next month’s Little Fockers, the third entry in the highly-successful Meet the Parents franchise.
A second trailer is out for Little Fockers and it features everything we’ve come to associate with this series: (predictable) puns involving Greg’s surname, gross-out physical comedy gags, and awkward sexual humor.
While neither Meet the Parents or Meet the Fockers were critical darlings, both were hits at the box office and grossed a combined total of nearly $850 million worldwide in theaters. These films are essentially feature-length sitcoms that revolve around the battle of wills between traditional, conservative-minded Jack and Greg, whose good intentions always seem to go wrong in the worst way imaginable. As contrived and uninspired as the comedy in these films often feels, these pics clearly hit the right note with the moviegoing masses.
Little Fockers doesn’t look to deviate from the successful formula of its predecessors at all – even the narrator in this new preview (essentially) admits as much. But are moviegoers interested in paying to see pretty much the same movie for a third time?
Watch the new Little Fockers trailer below before answering that question:
Universal brought back Dustin Hoffman – who was conspicuously absent from the Little Fockers teaser and international trailer – to reprise his role as Bernie Focker in the threequel after an earlier cut of the film was poorly received by test audiences. We’re always happy to see the legendary actor onscreen, but it doesn’t look like even he can salvage this flick.
The cast for Little Fockers remains quite good, what with De Niro, Hoffman, Barbara Streisand, and Blythe Danner all still onboard. Harvey Keitel and Jessica Alba will have supporting roles in the film as well, though their characters look to be one-note jokes, at best.
Little Fockers will be released in the U.S. on December 22nd, 2010. Will you be checking this one out in theaters?
Source: Yahoo! Movies