The first teaser trailer for The Disaster Artist, a story about the making of the infamously bad movie The Room, is here and I have some thoughts.

  • I’ve been mostly indifferent to the buzz around this one. I only know The Room by reputation since I’ve never seen it myself. But you have my attention with anything involving James Franco acting like a self-absorbed and witless tool.
  • This also works for me because I’m a big fan of comedic repetition. So the way it hits the same joke a handful of times is funny to me.
  • It’s very much a teaser as it’s focused on just one scene of the crew shooting a moment from The Room, with no additional context or information given. In that way, it relies a lot on the audience being able to fill in that backstory, which makes sense given that this is more likely to resonate with hardcore film enthusiasts, not general audiences.
  • Well of course Seth Rogen is in it. Great additional cast, though.

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