This may be the one trailer that I am least qualified to write up. I’m not the world’s biggest Beverly Cleary fan. I was just never exposed to her as a child. Looking at her list of hits, I realize that I did read The Mouse and the Motorcycle. So there’s that.
I don’t know anything about Ramona. And apparently we haven’t heard of Selena Gomez either. She’s an iCarly, whatever that is. And now she’s Beezus. Girl can’t seem to get a normal name.
But if there’s a 50-year-old book being adapted, it’s almost guaranteed to be ruining someone’s childhood. They changed the title to give Ramona top billing too. That might be a bad sign. So take a look at Ramona and Beezus.
I don’t think it looks… horrible. It is what it is. I’m sure some of you are picking out all kinds of inconsistencies. The girl (newcomer Joey King) seems appropriately puckish for these shenanigans. Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. Sure, they fit. And that dude is popping up everywhere these days.
So tell me what I’m missing in this trailer. What horrible offense did they commit? And why do I get Beverly Cleary confused with Judy Blume? I was looking through Cleary’s bibliography saying “Where’s Superfudge!”. That’s a book I never read but the title makes it sound positively full of hijinks.