First off, apologies for being painfully slow to write posts nowadays. New semester, new classes, loads of fun.
So in the last few years, there have been two Pink Panther movies that have been made. The first time I heard the buzz about a new Pink Panther movie, I was excited. I loved the original Pink Panther movies, and while I was a tad skeptical, I was curious to see where they would take the series. Yet after seeing the trailer for the first movie, I knew that the Pink Panther series should have never been resurrected. Perhaps I’m being too harsh, since I haven’t bothered to see either Pink Panther 1 or 2, but I think I’m justified in my opinions.
Peter Sellers was the only person who was best suited to play the titular character. Steve Martin lacks the comedic timing and finesse that renders Jacques Clouseau an interesting balance of slapstick and subtlety. In the new movies, Clouseau seems like an idiot without any of the qualities that made the original Clouseau somewhat endearing.
Compare these two clips. The first is of Peter Sellers as Clouseau, the second is of Peter Sellers as Clouseau.
What do you think?
P.S. In the new film, I don’t understand why they dubbed Aishwarya Rai’s voice. She’s playing an INDIAN for crying out loud, is it so bad that she may have an Indian accent?