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>> Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS!

If you've seen the trailer for this Jim Carrey vehicle, you're probably well aware that while this could be a family-friendly comedy it'll undoubtedly be a mess. I can only hope this is some sort of trade off for Carrey and that perhaps in order to do a better film, the studio made him do this.

The trailer portrays Carrey as Mr. Popper, a man who's not close to his family and has problems committing to spending time with them instead of work. That is, until his crazy uncle (or father or some shit like that) sends him a box of penguins from Antarctica. If the alliterative title doesn't make your eyes roll, the synopsis should. I don't know how or why this film got made (another children's book was the basis, by the way), but it will probably and unfortunately make a lot of money. As my friend Rowan said as we caught ourselves watching the trailer - "I wish I would have thought of it".

For those of you who actually want to go out and support Popper's, the film opens June 17th. For those of you who are taking your kids to the theatre to treat them, wait for Cars 2 on June 24th. For those of you simply going to Popper's Penguins to see some cute penguins dance around and fall down, most (if not all) of them are CGI. Even then, the studio probably killed and studied a real penguin to get the CG version to look more like the real thing. Okay, maybe not. But you know what? Just don't see it.

2 comments:

Editing Luke June 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

I'll give you a few weeks before I see this up on your best films of the year list, haha. As much as I like reading about the films you won't see, they're almost always the movies that I'd expect you to recommend to me in blockbuster :) Why is that?

Angry Charlie June 11, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

Lol. Well, I'm not sure. I would like to think my taste has improved somewhat since starting this site. Although you're right - I would like to believe that Popper's Penguins could be the best film of the year. But, it's highly unlikely. However, have you seen one of the most classic films of our time? It's called CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, and it - is - marvelous! :-D

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