The Pink Panther

Over the weekend, my wife and I saw the new Pink Panther movie with Steve Martin. I was pretty convinced going into it that I wouldn't like it. I like Steve Martin quite a lot, but I had trouble seeing him fill Peter Seller's shoes.

I have to admit, the movie was funny. I laughed through the whole film, even at the dumb physical humor. Steve Martin is an artist at being ridiculous. That said, however, Steve Martin's Inspector Clouseau was nothing like the original. In fact, the only relationship this film had to the original was the title. That's not necessarily bad, though.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this film an A-. It was well worth seeing, but not one that I'm in a hurry to see again. Personally, I'd still like to see John Cleese as Clouseau.

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