The Pink Panther Remake?

Did I already mention that 2006 is going to be the “Year of the Remakes, Prequels & Sequels”? No? Well, now I did.
The latest addition to the ever growing list of RP&S is “Pink Panther” where Steve Martin plays Inspector Clouseau and Kevin Kline stars as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Now, Steve Martin is good but he is no Peter Sellers and he sucks at doing a French accent. Look at the trailer and tell me you do not wince in agony. This movie will blow (Joblo agrees, too, but I don’t even need to see a screening to know that, the trailer is enough).

Being a huge Peter Sellers fan, I enjoyed the original Pink Panther movies and I highly doubt this one will come even close to its predecessors. I even go so far as to say it is a complete and utter disgrace and not worth the celluloid it’s printed on! My advice? Watch the original! There’s a nice Pink Panther DVD box available for all your PP needs.

RP&S List 2006:
Predator 3, Ghostbusters, The Wild Bunch, RoboCop, Rocky 6, Rambo 4, He Man, X-Men 3, Superman Returns, Spiderman 3, Underworld Evolution, The Punisher 2, Ice Age 2, …

OK, I best calm myself now with a proper dose of random Chuck Norris facts.

4 thoughts on “The Pink Panther Remake?

  1. It’s the money! Oddly enough it works. Consumer Control at its finest. Being original doesn’t bring the $$$ apparently, so best steal the Pink Panther again and again and again! Well, they don’t get my $.

    And totally unrelated but equally important: we’re lucky to have Chuck… because “Aliens do exist. They’re just waiting for Chuck Norris to die before they attack.”

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  2. I’m not completely against the remake per se, but this isn’t just any ordinary remake, it’s bad taste personified. I kinda see where they’re going with it, there’s hints of Austin Powers sensibilities (if you can call them that), but it just won’t wash; how do you begin to fill the shoes of Peter Sellers? A remake should be a reinvention, a fresh run at an old story, not an shoddy emulation.

    Oh… and that accent. Oh my god. Fetchez la vache.

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