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Don't Mess With The Zohan Trailer
Sandler turns gun-toting hairdresser

27 March 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: JoBlo

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What do we learn from the new trailer for You Don't Mess With The Zohan, which you can see at JoBlo here? Primarily, Adam Sandler has been hitting the gym and he wants you to know about it. Also, this film might not be very funny.

The trailer looks like it might not be finished, particularly because the editing is very strange. There's no rhythm to it, just a rather random assemblage of clips, some very long and some very short. We get the story explained – Sandler plays a Mossad agent who trades in his guns to become a hairdresser – but there's very little comedy. Unless you count Adam Sandler in his pants, waggling around. Which we don't.

The film's got the Judd Apatow name stamped on it and Sandler's capable of being very funny, although he's by no means reliable, so this has a good shot at being fun. But this clip's doing nothing for us. What do you think?

UPDATE: For reasons of fair comparison, here's the previous trailer, which is much funnier. We may have missed this a couple of weeks ago. Why? I don't know. Some mysteries will remain forever unsolved, like the Lindberg baby and how Donald Trump's hair does that.

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Your Comments

RE: shut up
L: the ageless stranger L: 25/m/nerd the guy who titled his comment suck ass and taking names.........is an idiot........ may not be the happy gilmore standard or chuck and larryts going make a load of money make alot of sandler fans laugh and b a pleasent enough comdey movie.......oh and the comment you used about polished turd, is a family guy rip off get soem new lines before you start badger baiting numnuts. It may not reach those lofty heights? Damn....... sp; You know the More

Posted by kinge247 at 20:41 on 29 March 2008 | Report This Post

Ed norton
haha! well observed. yeah i guess he does! Still not convinced by the trailer though... is the old man at the table, the guy who plays larry davids (or is) dad in curb your enthusiasm? More

Posted by themanwithnousername at 12:34 on 28 March 2008 | Report This Post

Ed Norton
Anybody else thinks he looks like Edward Norton? More

Posted by mrdalby at 10:00 on 28 March 2008 | Report This Post

Not everything Adam Sandler touches turns to shit. Punch Drunk Love was very good. Admittedly the only other film of his I enjoyed was The Wedding Singer (Airheads wasn't funny on a second viewing, much like Wayne's World lost it's charm), but there's two not-shit projects, which is more than Freddy Prinze Jr has managed to date. More

Posted by John Firth at 19:00 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

huh, i was looking forward to this. Honestly i thought it could be really funny and after seeing the first trailer i kinda thought this was going to be a return to form after a run of not so good comedies from sandler (i say comedies because samdler has done some great flicks like reign over me and spaglish) but this just doesn't look funny. unless the next trailer is hysterical (which i am really hoping for)i think this is gonna be another unfunny sandler film. More

Posted by clarkkent at 16:22 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Sucking ass and taking names
L: 25/m/nerd you dont get out much do you mate.........no it wont reach those heights but it's goning make alot of people laugh.......and sarcasim really i thought some one who stole family guy lines could come up with better..........but apparently not.........did not like the god father. sp; So first you think I need to steal lines from other sources, but then you think I'd be capable of coming up with better material on my own? Which......is it........man? Make up........your....... More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 13:42 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Sucking ass and taking names
you dont get out much do you mate.........no it wont reach those heights but it's goning make alot of people laugh.......and sarcasim really i thought some one who stole family guy lines could come up with better..........but apparently not.........did not like the god father. More

Posted by 25/m/nerd at 13:21 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: shut up
L: 25/m/nerd the guy who titled his comment suck ass and taking names.........is an idiot........ may not be the happy gilmore standard or chuck and larryts going make a load of money make alot of sandler fans laugh and b a pleasent enough comdey movie.......oh and the comment you used about polished turd, is a family guy rip off get soem new lines before you start badger baiting numnuts. sp; It may not reach those lofty heights? Damn....... More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 13:12 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

shut up
the guy who titled his comment suck ass and taking names.........is an idiot........ok this may not be the happy gilmore standard or chuck and larry, but its going make a load of money make alot of sandler fans laugh and b a pleasent enough comdey movie.......oh and the comment you used about polished turd, is a family guy rip off get soem new lines before you start badger baiting numnuts. More

Posted by 25/m/nerd at 12:53 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

sucking ass and taking names.....
Sandler is not funny, the first trailer wasn't funny and this one somehow manages to be even less funny. Sandler in underpants, Sandler with accent, Sandler saying "no" rapidly, all adding up to comedy gold apparently. Adam Sandler, Hollywood's most repeatedly polished turd. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 12:42 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

sandler
i hate adam sandler. everything he touches turns to shit. More

Posted by ollyman69 at 12:33 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Goof film
Rubbish trailer The first trailer made this film look brilliant just a bad case of editing More

Posted by JoshuaTree at 12:31 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Cineworld unlimited card
mmm from this trailer I am glad i have the Cineworld unlimited card which means i can go and see films that are/look crap without paying anymore than 12 quid a month. As Olly says this trailer is a mish mash, but the concept sounds like it could be a winner especially with Sandler and Apatow involved. But we may have to wait for the opening day to find out if it is funny or not - actually Empire can tell us :D More

Posted by Tosh at 11:54 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

WTF??
Ok, don't get me wrong I like shitty films occaisionally. Secretly, I was looking forward to this but that was on the basis of the original trailer WHICH WAS FUNNY! (to me anyway) Now has this dumbass just obtained the movie and hacked and slashed his own version? I mean have a look, watch both. More

Posted by benjaminmuch at 11:52 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Oddness
Yes, that was quite strange. It looks completely unfinished. There was already a proper trailer up for this a month or so ago, that looked more polished that this. And, crucially, funnier too. This didn't raise a single giggle, not even a smile. That's some hip thrust that Sandler's got going on. More

Posted by Acho at 11:52 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

hate him, hate his films, hate his face More

Posted by cunningmunki at 11:51 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

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