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July 1, 2008

True or False: 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' is an actual movie

[EW.com Popwatch Blog]

Great Question.

Heading to the theater to see Disney's WALL-E this weekend, I knew I'd be subjected to previews for a few of the Mouse House's other illustrious confections. But I had no idea of the heinous atrocity the movie gods were going to put before me: the trailer for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Have you seen this doggone mess?

The clip opens with voice-over from a ferocious-sounding guy who calls himself "Papi," paired with lush images of mist-filled jungles, waterfalls, and ancient ruins that denote some sort of historical-type pic. "Who am I?" Papi (voiced, apparently, by George Lopez) asks. "The question is: What am I?" Natch, he's a chihuahua! Cue dancing hordes of tiny dogs. Lots of 'em. Synchronized stepping. All around the Aztec structures. Wearing funny little feathered sombreros. And then we're subjected to a rap track that sounds a little like Will Smith album filler, circa 1998. (I'm not crazy—it has that "Miami" vibe, right??)

Now I love Chihuahuas as much as the next person (who didn't get a little attached during the Yo Quiero Taco Bell and Paris Hilton-Tinkerbell crazes?), but a schlocky flick all about the little rascals, with a tagline of "50% warrior. 50% lover. 100% chihuahua."? Seriously? Check out the embedded preview for yourselves, PopWatchers, and then tell me: How did this film get made? Or is it possible the trailer is all part of an elaborate practical joke by those mischievous suits at Disney? What say you? (by Tanner Stransky EW.com)


Posted by dschnee at July 1, 2008 9:09 PM