The First Trailer For LucasFilm's Strange Magic Isn't Strange Enough

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We only first heard about Lucasfilm's new CG animated movie Strange Magic when it was announced a week and a half ago as a musical semi-remake of A Midsummer Night's Dream with pop songs. Now the first trailer is here, and unfortunately it looks like stuff we've seen many times before.

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Tiny faerie people? The "wackiness" of giving faux-medieval peoples modern-day speech and sensibilities? A plethora of modern music? Strange Magic looks and feels like a half-hearted CG Dreamworks film from the '00s — one of the infinite generic CG kids' fantasy flicks that came out in the wake of Shrek and which invariably used Smash Mouth's "All-Star" in a montage somewhere. The comedy seems forced, and the music choices seem... uninspired, to say the least. But hey, maybe if you're a kid it looks like the greatest thing ever. If anyone has any kids who can confirm or deny, I'd be most apreciative.

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[Via The Mary Sue]

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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

On second thought I don't want my beloved ELO anywhere near this steaming turd. Just go count your money on a beach, George.