Before we bring up the brand new trailer for Girls Trip, I’ve gotta talk about this poster because my god….this poster has to be one of the worst posters for a movie I have seen in years, this poster is amazing in how bad it is, just look at this:
Sweet mother of god, where do I even begin with how bad this is?
First off, the dude standing there, since when did For Your Eyes Only become a reference tool again because this is the second poster in the last couple of years that I have seen that has used the poster for For Your Eyes Only as a reference tool for its’ poster. Guess what, Fifty Shades Of Black used that too and guess how that movie fared up?
Second, the font for the title is all over the place, the Girls part of the title is in that Fifty Shades Of Greys style font and then the Trip part is in the Girls style font so, it says something when a studio can’t decide on how to sell a movie by not deciding on what kind of font they want to use.
Third, the four actresses here, this has to be the worst photoshop job I have ever seen. These are four really good actresses, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah, with some of the worst photoshopping I have ever seen. I mean, look at their faces. Queen Latifah looks like she’s sitting in the club seats at a NBA game screaming at the ref, Regina Hall looks like she’s either daydreaming or high and the drugs are kicking in because nobody has that look when they’re looking at anything, that’s the look you have when you try to pretend like you actually care about what’s going on when you really don’t, Jada Pinkett-Smith looks like she’s having a heart attack and needs somebody to call 911 and Tiffany Haddish…just…why…first of all, do you really have to stick your tongue out like that like a friggin’ dog? And also, that $5 bill she’s holding on to looks like Monopoly money, that does not look a real $5 bill at all. I mean, my god, who the hell designed this shit?
And lastly, that tagline ‘You’ll be glad you came’…ha ha ha, get it, because it’s a pun, because came is a term for sex….ha ha ha….please laugh.
I mean, MY GOD, nothing about this poster sells this movie at all, this is one of the worst posters I’ve seen for a movie ever, it’s that bad.
But again, we have to see the movie itself and the new red band trailer came out today. Keep in mind, I wrote that top part before actually watching the trailer itself so now, I’m about to watch the new trailer for the first time to see if this is actually worth it. So, please, come join me as I watch the brand new red band trailer for Girls Trip:
OH SWEET MOTHER OF GOD, IT’S WORSE THAN I THOUGHT!!!
First of all, this movie offends me enough that the literal tagline on the Youtube channel for this is, This July, they’re ready to SET. IT. OFF. Watch the #GirlsTrip red band trailer. That’s how bad this is when they have to use another movie that starred Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith in it like this is actually related to this movie when more than likely it won’t be.
Second, their attempts at grossout jokes in this is fucking horrendous, the gliding scene in New Orleans…what the hell was that? I mean, you can see where they are going and it goes for the obvious joke of “uh-oh, she’s peeing on all the people in New Orleans.” That’d be fine enough but the fact that they had to make it seem like she’s peeing out a rain storm, it’s like, “my god, who the fuck wrote this shit?”
Which leads me into the biggest problem with this, the people who are working on this, again, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah are more than serviceable actresses who can work together nicely and it just seems like their talents are being wasted on this pile of junk. And then you have the crew behind it, Malcolm Lee is directing this, a really solid director who has made a ton of good comedies over the years, the two Best Man movies, Soul Men, Roll Bounce, Barbershop: The Next Cut, he can usually make a good movie out of something terrible and then you have the writer, Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish and who also wrote Barbershop 3, this is a more than capable crew of writers and directors wasting their talents at trying to create this year’s The Hangover.
I really am trying to give this movie as fair of a shot as I can but after watching this trailer and looking at that horrendous poster, this movie just looks like it’s going to be garbage, there is nothing that I have seen in this that makes me think that this will be good. My only hope is that this is one of those occasions where the marketing and the trailers are bad but the movie actually ends up being enjoyable because that’s happened in the past numerous times but after watching this trailer, my expectations are about as low as you can possibly get.
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