By Ken Tucker
Updated January 13, 2012 at 03:24 PM EST

Ricky Gervais returns to host the Golden Globe Awards this weekend, and there have been a lot of commercials featuring Gervais promising to let loose more thunderbolts of sarcasm and insult upon the celebrities who’ll be arrayed before him.

But is this a good thing, for both Gervais and the Globes? Behold, some video thoughts on this subject.

So are you looking forward to Gervais-as-host, or are you thinking this whole being-mean-to-celebs act might already be too old?

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