Hey, remember when I went to the exhibit of artwork for this movie, but I wasn’t actually allowed to show you any of it, and had to rely on pure description? Now you can see if I was accurate or not.
It is visually gorgeous, for sure, and the tinkering with the Fox logo is fun. But then, after creating its own vibrant world, the trailer has to close with…a Biz Markie reference? REALLY, Fox? I mean, it’s funny, but it takes you right out of things. I don’t recall any Pixar movie trailers relying on, say, a Run-DMC joke to seal the deal.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist