Google is probably used to better launches than the response from the 90-minute feature film ad, The Internship.
Reuniting Wedding Crasher’s Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, the comedy flick had little box office flare gaining only $18.1 million in its opening weekend – fourth place among movies overall. Scoring a 33% from Rotten Tomatoes, the measly reviews probably won’t help the film in the future weeks cause, you guys… Man of Steel, World War Z, and mother f*cking White House Down releasing through June.
Admittedly, the idea for The Internship seemed a little cheesy, two old guys with no technological skills (who refer to the internet as “the online”) try to land a job at Google and end up teaching geeks half their age to not take themselves too seriously by going to strip clubs and getting wasted while one of the characters pursues a love interest resulting in the two old guys learning something about themselves! Yes, pretty formulaic. But it was supposed to be the long awaited reunion of Wedding Crashers, which released only 8 years ago, has achieved a quotable cult-comedy following. Key to note that The Internship was written by Vince Vaughn, not Wedding Crashers writers Bob Fisher and Steve Faber (Married with Children).
You’ll dig The Internship if you like the classic interplay between Vince and Owen. They genuinely seem to be having fun riffing off of each other throughout the film. You’ll find small laughs here but no Wedding Crashers quotes you’ll annoyingly repeat to all your frat bros on a daily basis.
And yes, Google is the greatest place to work of all time.