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Rongi
Dec 7th, 2003, 11:35 PM
I just saw The Pink Panther Strikes back. It was hysterical :)

"That's not my dog."

Spectre X
Dec 8th, 2003, 08:21 AM
True. Peter Sellers was a fucking genious. :( As was (is?) Blake Edwards.

Mockery
Dec 8th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Steve Martin is actually going to be in the new Pink Panther movies. o.o

pjalne
Dec 8th, 2003, 12:03 PM
Seriously!?

They're still beating that horse?

Mockery
Dec 8th, 2003, 12:50 PM
Yeppers.

Protoclown
Dec 8th, 2003, 01:20 PM
Steve Martin is great, but I think they should leave well enough alone. You can't top Peter Sellers, I don't care WHO you are.

Freaky Sheek
Dec 8th, 2003, 01:52 PM
The first one I saw was "A Shot in the Dark."
I thought it was fucking great.

wow, new a Pink Panther movie... I dont think I will see it...

Here is something I found...
Peter Sellers' son Michael told Channel 4 that he thinks Steve Martin isn't a good choice for the role of Inspector Clouseau. In fact, he hates the whole idea of this film: "I think it's a terrible idea. Any remake is never going to be as good as the original. Steve Martin did a remake of Sgt. Bilko and that was a disaster."

Rongi
Dec 8th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Steve Martin is actually going to be in the new Pink Panther movies. o.o

That's the worst news I've heard since the death of my grandfather :(

I seriously wish Steve Martin would just die already :(

Ant10708
Dec 8th, 2003, 04:25 PM
He was so stupid in that new Looney Tunes movie. :(

Zbu Manowar
Dec 12th, 2003, 12:18 AM
Okay, I went to the IMDB to see just when Steve Martin's career collapsed. I remember him being a funny man (not a very funny one) but somewhere along the line his career just....well, fell though the floor, broke its legs, and died while trying to climb the stairs in a puddle of his own feces and blood.

But looking at his filmography is quite revealing. His career isn't a curve or a plateau as a bunch of luck. Out of about twenty or thirty movies he had, only three I could classify as being funny:

THE JERK
THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES

And these had a bunch of unfunny years in between. But since 1988 (right after PLANES, TRAINS....) his career took a downward slide when all of a sudden he decided he could do drama. He jinxed himself and spat in the face of what he had going for him: a lot of supposed cred from his SNL days which he milked for all that it was worth. But still...we got these stinkers:

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) .... Mr. Chairman
Bringing Down the House (2003) .... Peter Sanderson
Novocaine (2001) .... Dr. Frank Sangster
Joe Gould's Secret (2000) .... Charlie Duell
Fantasia/2000 (1999) .... Host (Film Introduction)
Bowfinger (1999) .... Bobby Bowfinger
Out-of-Towners, The (1999) .... Henry Clark
Prince of Egypt, The (1998) (voice) .... Hotep
Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) .... Julian 'Jimmy' Dell
Sgt. Bilko (1996) .... MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko
Father of the Bride Part II (1995) .... George Banks
Mixed Nuts (1994) .... Philip
Simple Twist of Fate, A (1994) .... Michael McCann
And the Band Played On (1993) (TV) .... The Brother
Leap of Faith (1992) .... Jonas Nightingale
HouseSitter (1992) .... Newton Davis
Grand Canyon (1991) .... Davis
Father of the Bride (1991) .... George Stanley Banks
L.A. Story (1991) .... Harris K. Telemacher
My Blue Heaven (1990) .... Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
Parenthood (1989) .... Gil Buckman
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) .... Freddy Benson

All of these suck (with the possible exclusion of Mixed Nuts, but that was 1) an ensemble piece (not strictly him) and 2) a failure at the box office which means it belongs here). And notice that most of them are either forgotten or your standard B-movie fodder. So he does suck.....only his delusions of grandeur of going to drama (Carreyitis) truly sunk his career.