After an epic day yesterday I wasn’t going to post today but we got a new trailer from Dreamworks and I couldn’t hold back my feelings. Dreamworks released their trailer for the Fall release of Trolls and what a stinker of a trailer it is! Don’t get me wrong, the movie could somehow be good (I didn’t like Peanuts or Lego trailers and loved those films) but everything from the dancing, to character design to everything looks awful.
It’s extremely frustrating when I know Dreamworks can produce quality work (seeing Kung fu Panda 3 tonight which has great buzz so I’m excited!). The Panda and Dragon films are quality franchises and they’ve made amazing stand-alone films like Rise of the Guardians, Prince of Egypt, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron. Even Mr Peabody and Sherman I really enjoyed but then they squander all that talent on twerking dolls and annoying alien movies. Why Dreamworks? Why?
Unfortunately that wasn’t the only terrible trailer to come out for 2016 animated film.
We got a new Angry Birds trailer this week and it looks awful too. I actually thought the teaser looked ok, better than expected, but this longer trailer looks at best on a Rio level of quality. The battle between the pigs and the birds just doesn’t look good to me!
And then we got a Secret Life of Pets trailer and it was also very disappointing. I was actually impressed with the teaser trailer enough to put it on my anticipated of the year. Boy is that out the window with this new trailer. I was so deflated to see Kevin Hart is the lead of the story and it is about organizing pets in some kind of rebellion. That is such a tired concept and I am so sick of Kevin Hart.
So, needless to say my anticipation level for 2016 animation just sunk a little lower. It could be a rough year folks! At least we have Zootopia, Moana, Finding Dory and Kubo and the Two Strings to look forward too.
And as I said there are bad trailers for good movies so we will see!
Am I being too tough on these 3 trailers? What did you think?
Here is my youtube review of these trailers: