Thursday, May 28, 2009

Darth Vader vs Hank Azaria

I know I mentioned this on twitter but I am watching this clip too much not to put it on the blog. This is the trailer for Night at the Museum 2, a movie I will never watch, unless someone I trust tells me there is more of what starts at 1:39:



It is a testiment to the genius of Hank Azaria that he can manage to be funny surrounded by such dreck (though there seem to be a few other talented people nearby they are not nearly as amusing on the trailer). Think about how many ways the line "I don't think so" could have been intoned, and then realize that Azaria found the best one -- sort of faux-generous, as to say "I don't think it works, and you surely agree with me."

6 comments:

James said...

I have to believe that entire bit was ad-libbed. "There's just too much going on here" - that's great.

And - I'm probably tempting fate by saying this - pronouncing it "robut" is never going to stop being funny to me.

Geoff Klock said...

I totally agree that "robut" is always hilarious. I like to drag down conversations of Battlestar Galactica, almost always so serious, by referring to the cylons as robuts.

Christian said...

I can't fucking believe General Custer is played by Bill Hader. I could not recognize him.

Triumph of the Underdog said...

I definitely should have seen this instead of Terminator.

scott91777 said...

It's not too surprising that Azaria found just the right phrasing for that when you consider his years of voice work on the Simpsons :)

(I've been on a Simpsons kick lately)

ba said...

I'm not sure if "Stewie Griffin" is what he was aiming for there, but that's all I heard, and I don't mean that in a good way.