Whether or not you think that a sequel to Dumb & Dumber is roughly two decades too late (the movie celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year), we’re getting one via New Line Cinema come November. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any dumber, the NEW trailer for Dumber and Dumber To is now online for you to watch again & again!
Aired during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the sequel has Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprising their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.
I know Dumber and Dumber doesn’t fit NB’s criteria of super heroes, Sci-Fi, or fantasy news, but sometimes what’s popular in culture trumps what’s nerdy. Plus, the original is one of my favorite movies of all time; a comedic gem of the 90’s that I still quote on a daily basis. Heck, just the other day I was with a group of guy friends and we literally quoted/reenacted the whole movie from start to finish whilst are wives rolled their eyes. It’s one of those jovial movies that is total guy humor.
Sufficed to say, I’m a big fan of the original. Watching the trailer for the sequel, parts of it felt like it didn’t miss a beat; as if I was watching deleted scenes from the original. Daniels and Carrey have managed to rekindle their comedic duality. Still, there’s something off about the trailer. Maybe it’s skepticism thinking a sequel could ever live up to the original, but honestly…parts of the trailer looked “dumb” and not in that good ole’ fashioned way. The dusty old lady gag is something I’d expect from the guys that do those incessantly bad Scary Movie sequels. I’m still hopeful, though. Perhaps avoiding any future trailers and spots, and just going into the movie as pre-judgement free as possible is the only way to give it a real chance.
Dumb & Dumber To is set to be released November 14 and also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, and Rob Riggle. Apparently they coaxed Cam Neely (Sea Bass) off the couch to make an appearance as well, probably offering to pay him in Molson.