You know, I was really looking forward to Fred Claus last year when the first teaser ran. It was funny, in a non-slapstick kind of way, and it also mentioned it was directed by Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin.
That said, I was actually expecting an R-rated, or pushy PG-13 kind of movie, not another attempt at PG "kid and family friendly" stuff....It looks totally dumbed down to make sure they can market it to little kids and try to grab the older audience with Vince Vaughn.
This latest screening report seems to hint that my suspicions are correct....Fred Claus won't be any good....
Hopefully they're wrong, but I'm getting the vibe that this one will be a "PASS".