Friday, March 30, 2012

Schwarzenegger. DeVito. Murphy. "Twins II: Triplets." Really.

And THIS would be the Monkey's Paw price we have to pay for the better parts of the 80s Nostalgia wave.

Everyone who's so psyched for Arnold Schwarzenegger to get back into movies now that his stint as Governator is over seemed to forget the sort of movies Arnie had been making in that looooooooong stretch between "True Lies" and his 2003 election. Sadly, it looks as though he's picking up in exactly the same mediocre place he left off...


The Hollywood Reporter says that Schwarzenegger will re-team with Danny DeVito and director (producer?) Ivan Reitman for "Triplets," a sequel to their mid-1980s comedy vehicle "Twins." If you're too young to remember "Twins," it was an entire movie built around the following joke: It's somewhat unlikely that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito would be twin brothers. Taking the news from farce to tragedy is the accompanying news that the NEW unlikely-sibling (hence the title) will be portrayed by Eddie Murphy.



Y'know what's kind of amazing? With "Always Sunny" still going, DeVito is the only person mentioned whose actually "too good" for this material...

7 comments:

KevinCV said...

I actually kinda liked "Twins". Sure, it was a bit sappy and sentimental in some places, but the chemistry between Schwarzenegger and DeVito was pretty damn good.

However, I don't think it deserves a sequel, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. I used to like him, but given his output as of late -especially those damn "family movies" he claims he's making for his kids- I can't help but feel he's lost a lot of that luster. It's sad, really.

Chris Cesarano said...

This is such a suburban white people idea.

"Hey, know what would be funnier than a huge body builder being twins with a short bald man? Both of them being TRIPLETS with a BLACK MAN! Ha HAA!"

Hollywood is making a really cynical and angry man out of me.

At least it's not Juniors, though.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what makes me cringe more about this movie, the fact they are making it about triplets or the fact the third guy will be Eddie Murphy.

Anonymous said...

I'm not so negative. I think this could potentially have some laughs in it. While maybe not going to be a movie I can watch again and again (And seriously, you can't do that with comedies anyway.)

I think it might have some LAWL moments in there.

John.E said...

Could be worse. They could have decided to make a sequel to Junior.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it. It's funny because Eddie Murphy is black.

Aiddon said...

if only Arnie and Verhoeven had actually been able to make Crusade:

http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/2009/10/crusade.html