At least one previous Get Smart trailer was a little dryer than this new one, which is obviously heavier on the gags. Meaningless, of course. No matter what message the trailers put out, the box-office fate is fixed and immutable. The vibe and the aroma have been out there for weeks — months, really — and the Gods have made their call.
I’m presuming that McCain voters will come out in droves. I can see them sitting in the dark, their silver hair glowing in the reflected light of the screen and going “Heh-heh! Heh-heh-heh! That’s pretty funny….heh-heh!”
To paraphrase Melville’s Captain Ahab, “All visible objects are but as pasteboard masks. Some inscrutable yet reasoning thing puts forth the molding of their features. The Get Smart trailers task me; they heap me. Yet they are but a mask. ‘Tis the thing behind the mask I chiefly hate; the malignant thing that has plagued movie fans since time began; the thing that maws and mutilates our race, not killing us outright but letting us live on, with half a heart and half a lung.”