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Mentalist

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The Borat sequel feels like something that really doesn't need to exist on any level whatsoever, for SURE won't be anywhere near as good as the original but could end up being pretty damn funny for what it is. The Pence clip at the end is pretty mental.
 

Mentalist

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Anne Hathaway is a WITCH.
I'm in two minds about this. I absolutley adored Dahl as a kid and The Witches is right up there at the top of the list. I also really enjoy the 1990 film (although not perfect) which managed to at least capture the disturbing nature of the story that is, even still today, legit creepy. Anjelica Huston was just brilliant as well.

Anne Hathaway will be fine I'm sure and she looks great and suitably insane here and I'm sure Octavia Spencer will be fine as the grandmother but nothing else in the trailer invokes the sense of dread that the original work has. It looks too flashy and cartoony to me with the poor CGI mice running around the place like something out of Ratatouille or Stuart Little.

Yes it's a kids book and now a kids film but they were so good because they were about as dark and creepy as you can go and still have it be aimed at kids. I don't see that here although that doesn't mean it won't work better in the film proper.
 

CaptainWacky

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Yeah that's pretty much how I feel. I love Anne Hathaway but nothing about that looks scarier than the original (which creeped me out a lot as a kid, as did the book) and doesn't seems to have much reason to exist.

I laughed when Borat's daughter said "my daddy is smartest man on the flat Earth" I'll admit.
 

Mentalist

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It's interesting how the UK trailer is so different from the American one. Leans a bit harder into the "scary" elements although the film still looks way tamer than the original.

 

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So she's not wearing a mask? You know, leading to one of the most iconic reveals in the story? Does she just have a Chelsea smile hiding a big mouth? That's... lame. Did they really pussy out because they thought it would be too much or something?
 
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