| Monday, August 20, 2012
- Jay Roach
- Jay Roach, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
- Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell
- Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow
- Warner Bros. Pictures
- 85 min
In all my years of watching movies, I think I’ve only ever dozed off 6 times during a first viewing of a film. I usually maintain that sleeping during a film says a lot about the quality of a film. Though when I saw The Campaign, I was actually quite tired going into it, so I’m not sure what the cause was of the annoyingly persistent head bobbing.
For the first half an hour I was awake and eager. But though there were some strong jokes, others were ruined because they were in the trailer, Also, I noticed that the movie was trying to be a political satire. And yah, there were points where I did appreciate the political jabs, but that’s not why I went to see the movie. I wanted some Will Ferrell nonsense (which is some of my favorite nonsense). But this movie tried to be more political, and it ended up being subpar in both departments. Then I fell asleep, and only caught slivers of the rest of the film.
I won’t pass judgment until I actually fully watch it, but from what I saw, I’m not sure if it’s worth a second attempt. Thoughts?