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Trailers You Missed: So Is 'Hobbs & Shaw' A Gritty 'Moana' Sequel Or What?

By Tori Preston | Film | April 18, 2019 |

By Tori Preston | Film | April 18, 2019 |

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So what if I did do a trailer round-up yesterday? Apparently Hollywood didn’t notice, because they came out and dropped a few more that I simply couldn’t resist.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — In theaters August 2
This trailer is working SO HARD, y’all. It’s selling the hell out of some crazy action, mostly vehicular-based, but that’s to be expected. It’s a Fast & Furious movie, after all. But it’s also… just a straight-up buddy comedy, too? The one-upmanship between The Rock and Jason Statham is probably the biggest draw — and that’s saying something, considering this movie literally has Idris Elba declaring himself “Black Superman.” But the trailer also offers a glimpse at some more of the predictable narrative globetrotting destinations, revealing that Hobbs will be taking Shaw home to Samoa — and by the time it cut to Hobbs leading his family in a rousing Haka, I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if The Rock grew his hair out and turned this into a live-action Moana sequel. Only with more explosions. And a dour, bald, Statham-y Moana.

Don’t judge me. Just let me enjoy my fantasies for the next few months, until the movie comes out.

Child’s Play — In theaters June 21
Everyone seems to have a hot take on this reboot, and I get it. It’s easy to be critical, especially of Chucky’s fancy new CGI face. But I have to admit: I’m kinda digging this. I mean, I’ll support anything Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry want to do, full stop. Also, Mark Hamill does creepy doll-voice almost as well as he does bored Harrison Ford-voice! But mostly, the update is kinda ticking all my boxes. If there’s anything I find scarier than murderous talking dolls, it’s drones, connected smart homes, and our current “surveillance state of convenience” culture. Also, the trailer features A LOT of screaming, which bodes well.

Tuca & Bertie — Premieres My 3 on Netflix
I mean, it’s a cartoon starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as bird-BFFs in their thirties. What — are you not gonna watch the hell out of that? At one point Bertie recites the affirmation, “I’m an adult woman” and then Sailor Moon’s her outfit into a business suit. And let me tell you, that RESONATED with me.

Tori Preston is the managing editor of Pajiba. She tweets here. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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