God I hope season two of True Detective is good. Mostly because the cast seems less like a group of of regular actors, and more like a ragtag bunch of down- on- their- luck misfits who desperately need a win. Taylor Kitsch, The Normal Heart is not enough to wash the taste of John Carter and Battleship out of our collective mouth. Colin Farrell, I think you are delightful and can be amazing especially when you’re allowed to be a little funny. But Winter’s Tale, man. You owe us. Rachel McAdams, why this career? Why these movies? I’ve seen you be better than you are. I just …
But the biggest win is needed by Vince Vaughn. Vince Vaughn, remember when you were awesome? And funny? But also a little weird in a fun way? I need True Detective to be good because I need to see you do anything other than yet another middling, man- child comedy. Wait, you’re in a new movie? Maybe you’re turning it around already (Redband so NSFW)
So you play a small business owner on the verge of financial ruin going up against a much bigger, evil rival using a wacky last ditch effort including plenty of hijinks? Guess what. You already made that movie. It’s called Dodgeball, and it came out 10 effing years ago.
And I liked Dodgeball. And I love Old School. But Old School 2 (aka The Internship) and Dodgeball 2 aren’t doing you any favors. Branch out, man.
P.S. I do need to thank you for Tom Wilkinson smoking a bong. It almost makes up for little Franco.