Part Inspector Clouseau and part The Man Who Knew Too Little, the first trailer for Mortdecai sees a Johnny Depp playing Charlie Mortdecai, a witless . . . what exactly is he supposed to be doing? It looks as though he is doing some detective work, along with some espionage? I’m not sure.
The impeccably dressed Jeff Goldblum makes an appearance in the trailer and Ewan McGregor graces us with showing his face, which is in top form. Then there is the pair of women in the cast. Gwyneth Paltrow sports a British accent and Olivia Munn is hot.
But back to Johnny Depp. He is been in a giant cold spell. Transcendence and The Lone Ranger, Depp’s last two big films, bombed. Has he lost his movie star quality? Or is he just choosing to do poor films? If you ask me, Mortdecai does not look great, but any film executed well can be a worthwhile venture, so I will hold of on poking fun at this film until it releases.
Mortdecai hits theaters February 6th, 2015.