I didn’t like the earlier Fred Claus posters, and I think I like this one even less. And I really don’t like what they say about the movie.
What is the problem? It’s Vince Vaughn in a tricycle, looking like a 5-year-old. It’s Giamatti’s overly theatrical expression. It’s all the elfs. It’s, in other words, the kind of humor that the poster is using. A humor that is quite silly, in a bad, kind of stupid way.
Of course, this is a matter of taste. I’m sure that there are going to be people out there who go crazy for Vaughn in a tricycle. And perhaps it will play really well with the young ones. But is not a kind of humor that appeals to me, and I think it is not the kind of humor that people who liked Vince Vaughn’s comedies so far are into.
But we’ll see.