Illumination Entertainment, Studios

Illumination Releases ‘The Grinch’ Trailer

Share on Pinterest

Attention animation fans! We have a new trailer for Illumination’s upcoming film, The Grinch.This film is set to open on November 9th in US theaters and has the voice talents of Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role.

The trailer follows our mean old Grinch as he wakes up, orders his dog around, and stomps around the local grocery store. Perhaps my expectations were exceedingly low, but I thought this trailer was okay. It didn’t blow me away, but I didn’t hate it. I am extremely skeptical of another attempt by Illumination to take on Seuss after the disaster of The Lorax, but just as a trailer it was fine. The animation was fine. The voice-work sounds fine from Cumberbatch. It reminded me of The Angry Birds Movie trailers, which were fine.

The problem with Seuss adaptations is there just isn’t enough meat on their bones for a two-hour feature so they have to puff it up with new storylines that are usually awful. The closest anyone has come to making it work is Blue Sky’s Horton Hears a Who and that’s only marginally passable.

I am not a fan of Ron Howard’s Grinch film, so I am hopeful this will be at least better than that effort. Some have pointed out the similarity of this trailer to Despicable Me, which is a valid point. If the movie can be executed as competently as that film, then I will be satisfied. I at least didn’t see any minion-like characters, so that is a relief.

What do you think of this trailer? Did you love it, hate it, or are you like me and thought it was okay? Let us know in the comments below!

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

Share on Pinterest

About Rachel Wagner

Rachel has loved animation since she was a little girl singing songs from The Little Mermaid at the top of her lungs. She currently works in social media marketing and loves to blog and vlog about Disney, Pixar and all kinds of movies in her free time. Her favorite movie is Up and she considers herself quite the Cinderella aficionado seeing every version she can get her hands on. She also loves animated TV shows like Simpsons, Gravity Falls, Star Wars Rebels and more. Follow her on twitter @smilingldsgirl