Entourage ran for 8 seasons on HBO between 2004 and 2011, peaking at some point between the second and fifth season. It was a mildly diverting, occasionally amusing show that provided a perfectly pleasant way to pass thirty minutes. Vaguely based on the life of Mark Wahlberg, the show followed Vinnie Chase as he became a successful Hollywood movie star, kept grounded by his friends who followed him to LA from Queens in the hope of getting some reflected glory. After four years of nobody missing them, the gang return for an actual movie.
The trailer suggests it’s just going to be more of the same. There’s no big change in the set up, or even the look: just an extended episode of a rather good looking sitcom. There will be some vaguely clever meta moments, but probably nothing that raises more than a half smile, and there will be lots of celebrity cameos where they mock their real life personas in a supposedly hilarious self-deprecating way. It’s all a little dated but will probably be mildly successful, mildly amusing and completely forgettable. It will get a bunch of three star reviews and some people will buy it on DVD and never watch it.
All the cast from the show return including Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar and Jeremy Piven. Series creator Doug Ellin writes and directs.
Entourage is released 19 June 2015 in the UK and 5 June 2015 in the US. It will not be the biggest movie this summer