Friday, December 3, 2010

Similarities between "The Tourist" 30 second promo starring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and "Everybody Loves Raymond" Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton.

Maybe I've watched too many reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, but when I saw this 30 second promo for The Tourist, I started to see images of Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond inserted over all of the shots of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Before you laugh and call me a nerd, I just want to point something out. The biggest difference between actors like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, and actors like Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton, (besides dynamite abs) is that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have to brandish a gun or some other lethal weapon, whereas actors like Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton have to actually use dialogue, and non lethal weapons, to make their point...
...and to get and keep the audience's attention.

Have you ever seen a movie trailer promo for what is considered an "A" movie star, I mean, ever, that did not show them either holding a gun, or fleeing from someone else who was shooting at them?

So imagine as you rewatch The Tourist Trailer, that Ray Romano is Johnny Depp, and Patricia Heaton is Angelina Jolie, and everytime there is a villain about to off them, it's actually Ray's parents from the show, and the weapon of choice is, spaghetti with delicious, BLEEDING, STEAMING, RED tomato sauce smothered on top.
And also imagine that Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and The Tourist represent Wall Street, and that Ray Romano, Partricia Heaton, and Everybody Loves Raymond represent Main Street.
And now, watch a few clips from Everybody Loves Raymond.







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