Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Paramount’s Naked Gun 331 3: The Final Insult doesn’t open until March, which means it’s much too soon to give away any gags. So, instead, the current teaser supplies a gag of its own. The clip masquerades as a preview of an arty costume romance, complete with stately mansions, postcard-pretty gardens, and a heroine who heaves her bodiced bosom as she runs along a sun-splashed cliff. This elegant idyll is suddenly shattered by none other than Leslie Nielsen, who flings open a quaint cottage door, knocking our heroine over the edge of that cliff and into the ocean. Of course, you won’t actually see this scene in the movie; nor will you see Nielsen naked and pregnant, the way he appears in the film’s current print ad, a parody of Demi Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover. These sight gags are merely Paramount’s way of reminding us that, in the world of Naked Gun, anything goes if it gets a laugh. Now if only the movie proves to be as funny as the marketing campaign.