Sunday, August 9, 2009
The female Michael Bay?
Coming soon to a mall multiplex near you: Yet another Nancy Meyers movie that's sure to suck. Mr. Bay has been getting razzed like crazy for the atrocity that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen apparently is, but Meyers -- the woman behind the unbelievably insipid The Holiday -- also deserves some brickbats for putting actors as talented as Streep, Baldwin, and Martin in what looks like stone-dumb dreck. Every joke in the trailer is unfunny; every time the script tries to be even remotely hip, it fails miserably. As a writer, Meyers has a tin ear; as a director, she's bad with comic timing. Like Bay's, her oeuvre represents the worst of Hollywood product: unimaginative, unoriginal, and virtually unwatchable.