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Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

Mortdecai: Art dealer Charles Mortdecai searches for a stolen painting that's reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Release: Feb 2015

Directed by David Koepp (Secret Window, Premium Rush)
Written by Eric Aronson (On The Line, you know, with N'Sync), adapted from the novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli

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It looks like this needed to be directed by Wes Anderson, and kind of was with the similar Grand Budapest Hotel.
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It looks hilarious.

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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

Doesn't seem as annoying a character as Guy Lapointe.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

That shit looks horrible.

Another well earned $20 million in the bank for Johnny Depp.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

This looks terrible. Like "how does this get greenlit?" terrible.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

Damn. Thought they were making a movie about Cabin In The Woods' Mordecai...

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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

Olivia Munn came up. No longer will she have to partake of blowing Brett Ratner on the toilet while eating shrimp. She's hit the big time.

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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

They keep advertising this and I see the ads and think "That's cool I guess, should do well with the kids"

And then "Rated R" pops up.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

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They keep advertising this and I see the ads and think "That's cool I guess, should do well with the kids"

And then "Rated R" pops up.
I thought the exact same thing.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

I thought I read somewhere it has a good amount of profanity in it. Does seem odd for a film like this. Or at least what the commercials are leading us to believe.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Plaza, Munn, McGregor)

I agree with an earlier statement: if this were going to be rated R they should have let Wes Anderson make it. This might have an appeal to the same kind of people who liked Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in theaters, but no way will it have wide appeal. A PG movie could have played to kids who would laugh at Johnny Depp's antics. This looks too juvenile for adults, yet the rating keeps what could make it a modest hit impossible.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

Vulture questions the marketing campaign.


Mortdecai, who do you think you are? Seriously, I'm asking because I have no idea. Every day I walk by a poster for the film. Every day I'm newly baffled by how presumptuous it is. It's just a giant photo of a bright-eyed Johnny Depp wearing some fancy clothes and a twirled mustache, along with the following text:

JOHNNY DEPP IS MORTDECAI
MORTDECAI
JANUARY 23

That's it. If you read it out loud, you sound like a cult member proclaiming the imminent return of an ancient deity in the body of his human prophet: "Johnny Depp is Mortdecai! Mortdecai! January 23!" Oh, and there's tiny print directing us to MortdecaiTheMovie.com and the maddeningly vague hashtag #PartTimeRogue, but that small print raises more questions than it answers, really. The people behind the movie didn't even frame the poster as a mysterious teaser, bearing a question like "Who is Mortdecai?" Nor is it framed as an introduction, with text like "Meet Mortdecai" or whatever. Do you have any more information, poster? I wonder. But no, of course it doesn't.

To offer substantive information about Mortdecai or its cinematic contents would go against what seems to be the foundational credo of the ad campaign: "Hey, America — it's your old friend, Mortdecai! Need we say more?" But Mortdecai is no friend of mine. They're acting like Mortdecai is some kind of major franchise that we're already supposed to be jazzed about. Maybe I'm living in a bubble, but I have never met a single person who has any prior knowledge of — let alone name-brand recognition of — Mortdecai.
Sure, some of the posters have a little bit of exposition. Some of them are individual pictures of the stars with the mustache, with tidbits of info about the characters they play — but it's always in relation to Mortdecai. "OLIVIA MUNN IS SEDUCING MORTDECAI," "GWYNETH PALTROW IS MARRIED TO MORTDECAI," and so on. There's one where Depp is reclining on a chaise-lounge while Paltrow stands above him, and it has a tagline: "SOPHISTICATION HAS A NAME. MORTDECAI." Does the ad team think we're all going to clamor to find out more about this rando because he's "sophisticated"? Do they think we're all wandering the streets, desperate to learn more about movie characters who are sophisticated?
http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/what-...mortdecai.html

It also isn't being screened for critics.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

Regarding the print campaign, it's not like it's the first movie to be advertised in such a manner, even with no previous franchise credibility.

All I know is, despite being one of those who bemoan Johnny Depp's usual goofy schtick, this movie appeals to me.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

I still don't know what this is about and have not watched the trailer. I have no interest. I like Depp but I don't really care to inform myself about Mortdecai.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

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I still don't know what this is about and have not watched the trailer. I have no interest. I like Depp but I don't really care to inform myself about Mortdecai.
I stumbled upon the trailer before I ever heard of the movie. It's basically a goofy heist flick. I doubt it'll reinvent the genre or be remembered for years to come but it looks like an entertaining time waster for the here and now (like 90% of movies ever made).
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

I avoid Depp's movies. Sad to say about the guy who played Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco.
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I avoid Depp's movies. Sad to say about the guy who played Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco.
He's becoming the next Nicolas Cage.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

Originally Posted by EddieMoney View Post
I avoid Depp's movies. Sad to say about the guy who played Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco.
And this guy

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He's becoming the next Nicolas Cage.
Browsing through Netflix recently, I'd have to say John Cusack is the next Nicolas Cage.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Browsing through Netflix recently, I'd have to say John Cusack is the next Nicolas Cage.
The only difference is John Cusack was never held to such high esteem (critically & financially) as Cage & Depp. Cusack's next film is probably with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Val Kilmer.
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And this guy

Yeah, I know I left out a few.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

What the Hell Is Mortdecai? : http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/what-...mortdecai.html

This is pretty funny and true.
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What the Hell Is Mortdecai? : http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/what-...mortdecai.html

This is pretty funny and true.
Post 12 wants its link back!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Post 12 wants its link back!
To be honest I didn't even look back that far because I didn't expect this movie to have a bunch of recent posts.
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Re: Mortdecai (2015) (d: Koepp, s: Depp, Paltrow, Munn, McGregor, Bettany)

Only 9 reviews so far, and they're not kind.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mortdecai/

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