Seth Rogen gets hazed in new 'Neighbors' promo
Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM Central
by John Couture
The film in question is Neighbors and looks funny enough from the trailers, but I'm seriously concerned about the "Efron factor" harshing the buzz that is usually the result of watching a Seth Rogen film. The premise isn't all that original as young new parents must deal with a fraternity moving in next door.
You can probably guess the gauntlet of gags that will undoubtedly ensue, but originality isn't why we watch Seth Rogen movies. No, this film will ride on his shoulders and his alone despite the best efforts of his co-stars.
Exhibit one is the clip below in which he and co-star Zac Efron attempt to haze the other co-stars from the film. Naturally, the hazing doesn't go quite as well as planned and the result are predictable, but still pretty funny.
I have hopes that the same formula will prove true in the film as well. There are plenty of funny people to surround the pretty boy, so there's a pretty good change that will be the case.
Neighbors opens in theaters in a couple of weeks and it should help kick the funny film Summer season off on the right foot.