This is the kind of film that makes me appreciate Shrek. Shrek came in and said, “look everyone, we can entertain both adults and kids at the same time.” The first film must have had a sprinkle of magic on it, because even THEY couldn’t recreate the perfect adult-kid-comedic-chemistry that the first film had. Of course this is an old quality for animations (go re-watch Disney’s Peter Pan, there is plenty in there for adults to enjoy), but Shrek really brought it to the forefront of our current movie-going population.
Since then, everyone has tried to duplicate the Shrek-phenomenon – people liked it and the film made a lot of money. Some, like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs have been more successful than others, like what Alpha and Omega in doing so. I know this is supposed to be a kids film, but maybe they should have just left out the adults because just about every single “adult” joke in this trailer falls flat. The “I have to pee” and butt humor only works so much, they even say so.
That being said, maybe the film has promise? Watch the trailer and let us know what you think…
In case you were wondering, the two main voices you’re hearing are Hayden Panettiere and Justin Long. Both of which should be able to put in solid voice-over performances, although it all comes down to story. Lets take a look….
What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go.
I’m afraid. Are you?