Marc Bernardin
October 17, 2007 AT 06:00 PM EDT

I’ve absolutely no familiarity with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel that this Javier Bardem flick is based on. (To put it bluntly, it doesn’t have enough lasers or explosions in it for me.) So, coming to this cold, all I can say is ”eh.”

Never have I seen a more ham-fisted use of voiceover in a trailer. It sounds like an ABC Family movie. And, in this day-and-age, the Nobel prize just doesn’t quite mean what it used to, not when winners have appeared on Saturday Night Live.

I’m sure it’s romantic and heartbreaking and tragic…but judging by this spot, I’ll wait for it to hit Lifetime.

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