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Sean Connery Wants That Beaver

By Miscellaneous | Trailers | June 24, 2010 |

By Miscellaneous | Trailers | June 24, 2010 |

Before I explain the title, there is a quick story about Cars 2. It will be directed by John Lasseter, the same guy who did Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and the original Cars. In addition to directing duties, he was brought in to fix a few troubles that they’ve had with the script. If anyone out there is hoping that Pixar will fail, this might be your big chance.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way — Good News Everyone! Sean Connery is returning to movies for the animated film Sir Billi. It’s being made by what I assume is Scotland’s answer to Pixar, Glascowanimation. Here’s the trailer.

So apparently Sir Billi is half Carl Friedricksen, half Poochie. Well no, that might be watchable.

Instead we get this creepy-ass animation and what sounds like a half asleep James Bond. This is supposed to be the “sizzle” reel. This is the best it’s going to get.

It’s obviously terrible, yes. But here’s an interesting intellectual exercise. Sean Connery’s last film was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. That should’ve been the worst movie of his career. Is it possible that this could be worse?

Sir Billi features talking goats (Alan Cummings as the talking goat!). But LXG shit on some incredible source material. Sir Billi is trying to save a beaver. But LXG shoe-horned in Tom Sawyer for… why?

So tell me, what shits on Sean Connery’s career worse?

Zardoz doesn’t count because it’s awesome.

(via Slashfilm and Cartoon Brew)

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