I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Jason Segel. I’m not really convinced that he’s contributed anything worthwhile (as of yet) to the world of cinema. I’ve watched the occasional episode of How I Met Your Mother, but he’s not even the best thing in that. So, I was rather surprised by the trailer for his newest comedy, Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
Segel plays a 30-something loser, who lives in his mother’s basement and is looking to the universe for signs about what he, should ‘do’ with his life. Sounds amazing, right!? However, this does show some promise and what with me being a Kevin Smith fan, I do have a certain admiration for slacker-bum, characters.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation is an action film about a gangster named Driver (Gibson), who is arrested on the wrong side of the border -Mexico. Driver’s last big score (naturally), is taken by the corrupt Mexican, police force and he’s quickly thrown in jail, which all sounds vaguely reminiscent of Payback, but with a smattering of Xenophobia: The Movie A.K.A Taken. The latter largely because it’ll feature Gibson, shooting almost every Mexican in Mexico, but don’t worry he’s definitely not a racist.
However, the trailer does have a certain charm and Gibson can most certainly handle action, and that grizzled voice-over just reminds me of Payback’s Porter, which was probably, Gibson’s last ‘great’ character. It’ll most likely be rubbish, but you never know