The resemblance is uncanny, really. I don’t know why I never noticed it before. Exaggerated accent? Check. Terrible movies? Check. And now, Coming Soon is reporting that Larry The Cable Guy is going to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger in a sequel to Jingle All The Way.
I understand the casting completely. You’ve got a sequel to a movie from 20 years ago that nobody liked very much the first time, only you can’t cast the original actor because the premise was what a great father he was, which we now know to be a bit off base. But what I want to know is, WHO IS THIS MOVIE EVEN FOR?!
Fans of the original? I’m sure most of them died of poor life decisions a long time ago, there can’t be enough left to make up an entire demographic. Fans of Larry The Cable Guy? While I’m sure he has plenty of those, I somehow don’t see them crowding the theaters to watch him try to wrestle a One Direction action figure away from Martin Lawrence (our generation’s Sinbad). Fans of low-brow slapstick? Maybe. That seems to be a pretty steady demographic.