What is it about stoner movies that fanboys get so ga-ga over? I’m pretty sure the majority of them have never even smoked the stuff (seriously, how would movie nerds know where to get dope?), but then again, maybe that’s the attraction; they can vicariously “smoke” it through the characters. But hey, I’m no psychiatrist, so whatever. The trailer for the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Pineapple Express” gets another poster and a red band trailer, which counts among its red band goodness one bullet-to-the-head scene and a lot of “weed is God” moments. Plus, it all looks pretty funny, if you still haven’t gotten annoyed by Seth Rogen’s guttural growl of a voice yet.
Lazy stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city’s most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they’re not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express
Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, James Remar, Joe Lo Truglio, and directed by David Gordon Green.
Run for your dope August 8th, 2008.
Red band trailer: