I think that Ben Stiller seems to be running out of gas. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve liked a lot of stuff that he has been in; including his short lived TV series (The Ben Stiller Show), Meet the Parents, Keeping the Faith, and of course There’s Something About Mary. However, his latest offerings that I have had the stomach to watch (Zoolander and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) seem to be a tad bit uninspired. Really it seems that he is playing the same roles in both movies (a-supposedly-good-looking-guy-with-a-good-body-but-no-brains). I’ll have to admit both of the movies that I didn’t like had their moments. In Zoolander, where the models have a water fight and turn into a gasoline fight and when Zoolander himself is working in a coal mine, paints himself black and hides out in dark part of the cave only to scare his father and Dodgeball’s saving grace is that everyone likes to see someone get hit by big red balls.
Oh and during the previews for Dodgeball, I had the misfortune of watching the trailer for Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgandy, Will Ferrell’s latest travesty upon the world. This is the first movie that after watching the previews doesn’t actually seem to contain a coherent plot other than Ferrell running around and acting really stupid. I have to add a disclaimer here, I’ve never really been a fan of Ferrell’s stuff even when he was on Saturday Night Live, so who knows, this movie might attact some people.