Trailer Tuesday: Killing Gunther
I like action. I like comedy. I especially like comedy when I know that the sources have their tongues planted firmly in cheek. That being said, let’s cut right to the chase and look at the trailer for Killing Gunther, which comes to us from the mind of star Taran Killam.
Is it just me, or does this film look like it’s going to be a more self-aware version of a live-action Road Runner cartoon? Killam is being set up as the Wyle E. Coyote character – the jerk whose intention it is to kill a complete rascal. By contrast, we have action veteran Arnold Schwazenegger as the trickster that is going to gleefully mess up his plans. You could even make the argument that the grew of fellow assassins are his various Acme props. For some, this is going to be bad – some people just hate Killam’s brand of humor, and others are still warming again to the Governator. However, as someone who wants to laugh at physical comedy, I can get behind this. Let’s call this one a tepid interest rather than outright enthusiasm.