Oh Poor Coogs

I watched a certain summer blockbuster yesterday and saw a rather troubling trailer. It appears to have a solid premise, but Hamlet 2 has at least one major problem: Steve Coogan’s distractingly inaccurate American accent.

It’s the sort of nasally, stilted voice hacky black comedians use when describing how us honkeys talk. Maybe it’s addressed in the movie, I don’t know. I love Alan Partridge and Tommy Saxondale, but since he’s virtually unkown in these here parts, some lame exec probably insisted on his character being American. Perhaps the half-assed accent is Coogan’s “Fuck you!” to that exec.

Also, 100,000 or so people died in a country that has never produced an entertaining comedy product.