From 'Kitty Galore' to 'Yogi Bear': Vote for the most horrific family movie trailer
Beautifully executed, critically praised animated films like these sometimes make us forget that much of what passes for Hollywood family entertainment often looks like cartoon and/or CGI excrement. Three trailers for upcoming kid-friendly releases are proof of that. The question is: Which of these previews promises to deliver the most excruciating film-going experience the whole family can share?
We begin with "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the unfortunately named talking-animal sequel that arrives in theaters tomorrow with (so far) a shockingly low 8 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes. One look at the trailer pretty much explains why.
Looking ahead to September, we've got "Alpha and Omega," a cartoon love story about two wolves trying to survive in the wild. This preview violates more cliche crimes than it's possible to count. But by far the most egregious is the use of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" during the trailer; Simon, Nick, John -- how could you let this happen?
And then there's the trailer for "Yogi Bear," coming to theaters in 3-D this Christmas just in time to make a lump of coal seem like a thoroughly delightful yuletide treat. This clip just debuted online and already has been thoroughly ridiculed throughout the blogosphere. Just watching the first 30 seconds might make you feel sorry for Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Hanna, Barbera, Jellystone Park, Tom Cavanagh and any poor parent forced to pay upward of $8 to sit through 90-minutes-plus of this dumber-than-the-average-animated-fare dreck.
So which one wins the award for most atrocious? Vote now:
| July 29, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories: Movies, Pop Culture | Tags: Movie Trailers
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