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Watch: Will Ferrell Punches A Baby In The Trailer For 'The Campaign' With Zach Galifianakis

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 11, 2012 9:41 AM
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Will Ferrell Zach Galifianakis The Campaign

In some ways, it looks like Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are doing some recycling for "The Campaign." The former has essentially tweaked his George W. Bush while the latter has done the same with his alter ego "brother" Seth and the result is...well, not exactly as hilarious as we might have hoped. But there are enough amusing moments in the first trailer that may least point to a decent matinee diversion.

The comic duo star as two politicians -- Ferrell's Cam a seasoned veteran, Galifianakis' Marty a newbie on the scene -- who square off in a North Carolina election for Congress. Cam Brady is your stereotypical politician with perfect hair who says all the right things to get elected. Meanwhile, Marty is a bit more of a loose cannon and his unorthodox approach clearly throws Cam off. While the trailer ends on a baby-punching high note (we laughed pretty hard) everything else seems a bit toothless. Didn't we already see someone getting shot in the leg with a crossbow in "The Five-Year Engagement" trailer? Why does Zach Galifianakis need to have a small dog in every movie?

Anyway, we'll see how this all shakes out when the votes are counted on August 10th. Watch below.

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  • Glass | May 11, 2012 7:25 PMReply

    So he's playing the "Seth Galifianakis" character here?

  • StephenM | May 11, 2012 5:22 PMReply

    I might have laughed at the baby-punching, but it was in the headline. Comedy depends on surprise, and giving away the punchlines before we watch the trailer/movie takes away the humor. Anyway, looks pretty dumb.

  • Fred | May 11, 2012 1:18 PMReply

    Move along people, no retorts possible now that the abject scientific brilliance of the imdb ratings has been brought into the defense. Ah, imdb, where the worst horror films in the world manage a 6 plus rating and anything with a predominantly black cast gets pulled down to a 3 or below.

  • cirkusfolk | May 11, 2012 3:45 PM

    Yeah, that's cause black movies suck. Well I guess the original Friday was decent.

  • ben | May 11, 2012 2:16 PM


  • cirkusfolk | May 11, 2012 12:22 PMReply

    And this was on your anticipated summer movie list, ha. I'm sorry but every comedy coming out this summer looks absolutely stupid. The Dictator, Ted, That's My Boy, The Watch and now this. But then again, comedies are never very good. The last one I can remember liking a lot was Horrible Bosses, and before you try to say something like Horrible Bosses sucked, its rated higher on imdb than The Change Up, Hangover 2 and Bridesmaids. I think just smart people enjoyed it.

  • mpbstereo | May 11, 2012 9:46 AMReply

    Is it just me, or is every other trailer being released now feature a song by The Black Keys?

    (Not that I mind, actually, they are one of the best bands in the business. The trailer game is all about wearing a fad out, I suppose. *BRAAAAAAAAHHHHMMM*)

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