Soul Surfer is this week's most ridiculous trailer

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Sometimes, the most interesting thing about a movie is its cast. And not so much the acting of the cast, but the concept of this cast in this movie -- how did these people get here? Soul Surfer, for example, is a movie where even Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid seem to be slumming it, and that's pretty impressive in its own right. Also, what is Carrie Underwood doing in this movie? What is Carrie Underwood doing in any movie -- because if this trailer is any indication, she sure can't act.

Then again, neither can Annasophia Robb, and she's the lead, so... there's that. But who needs acting when you're basically just plugging numbers into a formula?

Within the first 19 seconds of this trailer, it's easy enough to surmise the plot: 1. You know something terrible is going to happen, because no setting is that idyllic unless something terrible is about to happen. Plus, there's a native-looking guy who's all like, "with her heart and her will, she'll go far" -- and anytime anything even resembling an Indian says you have heart and will, something terrible is definitely about to happen. 2. It's a surfing movie, so it'll probably be a shark attack. 3. But... you also know because of the idyll and the somehow Carrie Underwood-related familial love that there will later be redemption, and after she gets over her own self-doubt, she'll win some kind of thing and the movie will probably end with Indian guy putting a lei around her neck and everybody learns that having a disability is cool as long as you're a smoking-hot babe like Annasophia Robb.

So there you go -- now why drag that out for ninety minutes?

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7 comments
Eaglepastor
Eaglepastor

most ridiculous comments I have read in a long time.  Why would you say Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid are slumming it?  Both of them are interested in creating quality family films.  No thanks.  Won't be following you on twitter.  Or anywhere else for that matter.

Ashley
Ashley

No shit you know what would happen! It was in the headlines for months! And carrie underwood chose to branch out, so what?! Obviously people didn't have an issue with it since its making a ton of money and getting good reviews. Geeze...

Larissa Brown Shapiro
Larissa Brown Shapiro

Yeah. Um. Its a bio pic. Those of us who were moved by Bethany Hamilton's actual life over the past seven years, yes, do know what happens inthe film.

Abbywainright
Abbywainright

Um, based on the fact that it's a true story that was big news a few years ago, I wasn't surprised that I knew what was going to happen. I'm sorry if itupset you that you predicted a shark attack in a movie based on a true story of a shark attack victim.

tim davids
tim davids

What's with the weird cheapy Hollywood voice?The teaser for this was even better, as they went through great lengths to hide the fact that she only had one arm.

Ali
Ali

I think you will find that many people disagree with your statements here. There is more to this movie than a so-called predictable plot. Bethany has inspired people all around the world. This movie isn't out to win an Oscar; it's meant to inspire people and tell a true story. Lighten up!

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