So yeah, I’m a dad now and apparently that means that I now look at everything and start thinking about how much fun it would be to watch with my kid. I’m not entirely comfortable with this development, because historically I don’t give much of a crap about kids movies and now, strangely, I do, because seriously, that kid laughs and I turn into a pile of goddamn fucking goo. This is strange and disconcerting to me and it kind of makes me want to punch you. Which I now apparently can’t do because I have to be a fucking role model and I think we can all agree that that is a goddamn terrifying development and possibly a terrible idea.
In further news about fun looking movies, here’s the trailer for Epic, about a teenaged girl who magically becomes quite wee and gets involved in a war for the fate of the forest she lives near. While it’s leads, Amanda Seyfried and Josh Hutcherson, are not the most skilled of actors, the supporting cast is terrific, including Christoph Waltz, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Judah Friedlander. Of course, it also features the bizarre musical trifecta of Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler, and Pitbull, but hey. Strangely, I’ve literally never heard of this movie until I saw the trailer ten minutes ago.
The whole thing is actually quite impressive, visually-speaking, which is no big surprise when you consider that it’s directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age). It’s got cute coming out of its ass, a plucky and smart female protagonist, and a nice little environmental message. In short, I wish my kid was older so I could take him to see it without feeling like the weird old dude in the theater.
Take a lookie: