A new trailer for parent comedy Blockers has been released. The American comedy is the latest in a string of gross-out, exaggerated plot films that aims to make the audience ball out laughing.
The film focuses on three parents who become friends when their youngsters meet at school. Soon the three girls have grown and are preparing for prom. While snooping through one of the girl’s computers they realise their children are planning to lose their virginity on Prom Night. Quickly the parents decide to cock-block their plans, with disastrous results.
The film is the directing debut of Kay Cannon, who is better known for her writing work on Pitch Perfect and 30 Rock. The trailer shows the youngsters just trying to have fun while two dads and one mum attempt to stop them having sex. The result is the standard gross-out antics and far-fetched scenarios including a butt chugging competition between a young guy and dad John Cena. The film has a lot of parental humour, including them trying to figure out the meaning of emoji’s and language.
This may not look to be anything particularly original but the film includes a very watchable cast, with Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz. With a talented writer behind the project could this be more than it seems?
Blockers will hit cinema’s April 2018.
A new trailer has been released for X-Men spin off The New Mutants. Set in a world with young mutants (mutated humans with incredible abilities), held inside a secret facility. Based on the comic series of the same name and directed by Josh Boone.
The trailer begins with young patients being the subject of tests and questions. It becomes clear in the claustrophobic setting their facility is more than it appears. Quickly the trailer descends into nightmarish visions and a haunted house scenario. All set against a haunting rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘We Don’t Need No Education’.
Directed and co-written by Josh Boone, who is best known for directing The Fault in Our Stars. The stark difference in projects may worry some of his abilities but as a long-term fan of the comic, Boone and writing partner Knate Lee have wanted to direct the film for a number of years. The pair announced in pre-production that it would in fact be a horror film and draw on the works of Stephen King as inspiration.
The young cast includes a few relative unknowns but also some hugely talented familiar faces. With Anya Taylor-Joy (Witch, Split), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who) and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things). The newer players include Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt.
Despite its comic background the trailer has a dark and gritty feel. The most interesting thing about the up and coming film, apart from its talented young cast, is the film’s horror element. Although the film may share the life blood of the X-Men franchise and be based on a comic itself, this feels new and fresh. Something we have not seen in a comic adaptation before.
For many the X-Men franchise has lost its spark, trailing behind the Disney owned Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could this new spin off reignite its flame? We shall have to wait until 2018 to see the film but the first trailer has more than just potential.
The New Mutants is set for an April 2018 release. Are you excited?