The Campaign manages to take old characters and make them new again, with what will surely be funny results. Will Ferrell will be donning the George W. Bush suit (with a hint of Ricky Bobby) while Zach Galifianakis takes a lesser-known (but far more funny) character out for a spin: his timid alter-ego Seth Galifianakis.
Of course, the characters they’re playing will have names like Cal Brady and Marty Huggins, respectively, and they’ll be duking it out for a congressional seat in North Carolina.
The movie doesn’t look particularly “good,” but after some more melancholy fare like Everything Must Go, it’s nice to see Ferrell just get dumb. Points to the trailer guys for using The Black Keys, and points against them for using the hackneyed “Takin’ Care of Business,” leading me to believe that Homer Simpson may have had a hand in creating this trailer.