I’m not usually one for spin-offs. Whether it be from a book, television show, movie, or really any other medium, spin-offs tend to be entirely unnecessary and almost universally awful (Why does Joey keep popping into my mind? I never watched that show or Friends. Maybe it’s because I had an old roommate who was obsessed with it. Yeah, Kris, I’m looking at you). Anyway, spin-offs pretty much equal terrible, and I’m fairly convinced they are so bad that if Uwe Boll directed a spin-off then the world would explode on itself and we would all spin… off… into space. Wow.
So, if I think spin-offs are so bad, why then do I feel so damn excited about the supposed spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, entitled Get Him to the Greek? I guess it’s because it will focus on Russell Brand‘s character Aldous Snow, and though I enjoyed the movie and every shot of Jason Segel’s naughty bits (maybe a bit too much. Alright, stop me now), I thought Brand was the best character and certainly the most fun to watch. If the writers can capture his appeal from Marshall then I think we may have a pretty damn funny movie on our hands. Let’s just hope that Snow didn’t work so well in Marshall because of his movement in and out of the story but when given his own movie, he only manages to irritate the hell out of us.
Joining Brand will be Jonah Hill, who is charged with getting a drug-addicted and zany Snow to a show in Los Angeles, and Emily Blunt, playing a pop musician that I can only assume will be Snow’s love interest. I enjoy Hill and Blunt just as much as Brand, so if the producers can score some strong writing, this may not only be a comedy to get excited about but also a spin-off that doesn’t make me want to vomit in my mouth a little.