Well it was given the so-called kiss of death when it was bumped from a summer movie to the winter. Hopefully it won't matter much. It will be nice to see Steve Martin in a movie that isn't about family values.
I am definately looking forward to seeing this film. However, the previews and clips I've seen have really underwhelmed me. For instance, there is a "turn off your cell phone" advert that was playing before Narnia that I saw this week. Steve Martin's accent was just intolerable. I love the Pink Panther films and they work because Peter Sellers was a master at characters and physical comedy. Steve Martin has definately done a lot of comedy but most of the time his characters are very similar. He has wacky mode and philosophical mode. Arrogrant, ignorant, confused French detective isn't one of them. I think it's going to come off more like "Son of the Pink Panther" and less "Pink Panther". Alas!
Martin is a great comedy actor and his fits into this role easily
I saw the show on PBS where they conferred the Mark Twain award on Steve Martin this weekend, they showed a clip of pink panther on that show, I just loved it, it was a scene in which Steve is trying to learn to say , I would like to buy a hamburger, he has a very thick French accent in the movie. the scene was just hillarious, so i am pretty upbeat about the movie.