While most summer comedies tend to be overblown affairs with very little actual humor (see: every Adam Sandler movie from the past decade), Horrible Bosses actually has something going for it that the others don't: a great ensemble cast. Anchored by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, the Seth Gordon-directed flick features some interesting actors in supporting roles, such as Kevin Spacey, Collin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston; Spacey and Farrell, in particular, look like they can easily steal the show.
With a plot that focuses on a group of frustrated employees looking to bump off their abusive employers, Horrible Bosses looks to straddle the line between summertime fluff comedy and darker humor. While the The Hangover Part II looks to be the surefire hit, Horrible Bosses might be the movie that gets more people talking in that I-didn't-see-that-coming way.
Is the trailer a sign of good things to come, or will Horrible Bosses be a complete dud? We’ll find out when the film is released on July 8.