Skip to comments.Trailer Review: Wonder Twins (Wonder Twins movie in early stages)
Posted on 04/11/2005 9:54:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
We don't usually cover trailers until the movie is near release, but this time we're making an exception. Warner Brothers contacted us to see if we could get some early buzz going about their upcoming "Wonder Twins" movie. You remember Zan and Jayna right? I'm not out to pimp something without getting compensated, but I settled for a sneak peek at a trailer before anyone else. What can I say, I'm cheap.
I can't link to the trailer yet because of an NDA they had me sign, and they only allowed me one screen cap. Heck, they are the ones that want the publicity. Something about clearing rights or some such nonsense. Who knows with these Hollywood yahoos. Here's my review of the trailer.
There's a short scene showing Zan (David Schwimmer) and Jayna (Christina Ricci) as kids, which looks cool. The trailer starts out with a short scene showing the Wonder Twins as kids. "Form of, a popsicle," that's not really what they say, but Im sure that's what kids would want. The high-flying Zan and Jayna in action.
The trailer then flashes forward to present time and Zan and Jayna get kicked out of the Justice League, because of some boneheaded move by Gleek (voiced by Andy Serkis). Doesn't seem fair to me, but what can you do? I was expecting the trailer to be played for laughs like Scooby Doo or Starsky and Hutch, but it seems to be played straight.
After that, a villain appears. I couldn't tell who was playing him because of the costume, but he sounded familiar. Of course the rest of the Justice League can't stop him. They get imprisoned in some underground chamber. Gee, I wonder who's going to save the world now? That's right. Zan and Jayna. Form of, a canned plot.
Anyway, despite the predictable plot the trailer is entertaining. The special effects are good and Jayna looks mighty nice in her purple tighties. I could do without David Schwimmer in tights, but you have to take the good with the bad. Looks like he bulked up for the role, or is wearing one of those "muscle suits" you hear about.
The rest of the trailer has some action sequences with plenty of "Wonder Twins powers, activate!" and "Form of, a lemon slushie", "Form of, a howler monkey." You get the idea. I'm sure you'll see it soon enough.
Conclusion on Trailer: It has some funny moments and good production values. There are some weak scenes, but this probably isn't the final version of the trailer either. When it comes out for the public it'd be worth a look just to see Jayna in the purple tights.
Conclusion on Movie: Hard to draw many conclusions from a short one and a half minute trailer, but looks like it could be a good one.
David Schwimmer is too much of a putz to be in any kind of action movie (aside from soft core gay porn, I guess, in which case NBC would pick it up and run it after Will and Grace).
I disagree with Schwimmer and Ricci as the twins, however. A better pair would be Jennifer Garner & Ashton Kutchner.
It was supposed to have all the classic episodes on it but instead has about one or two of them and the rest is a bunch of commentary and filler. Kinda reminds me of how they treated the Three Stooges. You can never find a complete DVD compilation of the Stooges, with all their original shorts remastered. Instead you get maybe a half-dozen episodes here and there separately, with again stupid commentary from Hollywood no-nothings such as Woody Harrelson.
Er, folks? Are we sure that this is legit? I've checked the IMDB, and neither Schwimmer or Ricci is shown as being working on this. And the original post on BBspot is dated April 1...
Nothing at Comics2film either.
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