The trailer for The Other Guys has dropped and it provides a great deal more context than the fancy schmancy motion poster did. Although a part of me is missing the "Ridin’ Dirty" background music. Watch out, synopsis comin’ atchya!
Set in New York City The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.
Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Step Brothers, it looks like director Adam McKay could have a hit on his hands with this one, as long as Ferrell keeps the manchildness to a minimum. I’m not sure if The Other Guys can top the satirical brilliance of Hot Fuzz, but the bad cop/bad cop scene in the trailer had me LOLing. And if you know me, you know I don’t LOL at just anything. Only fits of rage and kittens in casts.
Check out the trailer below. The Other Guys crashes into theaters August 6, 2010.