The word coming out of New York Film Festival press screenings about Clint Eastwood’s new film, The Changeling, is not good. In fact, that movie sounds like it sucks, like it’s a joke. Ed Douglas of Coming Soon has Twittered that he’ll be giving the film a 2 out of 10; Karina Longworth of Spout has this memorable drinking game for the movie:
We drink every time Angelina hysterically proclaims, “He’s not my son!”
We get very drunk, and this may be why we can’t figure out why Clint Eastwood made a cheap-looking Lifetime movie that eventually turns into an “And justice for all!” episode of SVU.
Just when the drinking game is starting to get really out of control,
there’s a twist so shocking that it’s punctuated by two inches of ash
falling off a policeman’s cigarette … in slow motion.
Ouch. This is a reversal from Cannes; Cinematical’s Kim Voynar loved the shit out of the movie in France. Considering the fact that I think that Eastwood is a big naked emperor these days, I’m leaning towards believing the negative nancies.
In the meantime, enjoy this horrific new poster for the film, which makes Angelina Jolie look like the gun-spitting head from Zardoz. Guns good, penis bad!