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“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” Is A Kids Movie…Based On A Book…And It Doesn’t Look THAT BAD?!

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Well, it’s not as bad as some of the numerous other children’s movies out there. That said, the trailer has some quirks that are irksome.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a book (written by Richard and Florence Atwater, it’s a pretty good book, actually) that was published in 1938 and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1939. It tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Popper, who get a penguin and then get uh-nother penguin from the zoo. The two penguins mate and soon, the Poppers find themselves with 10 baby penguins WHY DO I KEEP SPELLING PENGUINS WRONG?

So, you’d think that, when the trailer for this movie dropped, it would be an “uh-oh” moment for fans of the book. The fact that it stars Jim Carrey also would appear to be bad news.

But ‘cha know what? It doesn’t look half bad. Some of the penguins are CGI’d and some are actually real, which is kinda interesting. And they don’t talk! At all! YEEEEAAAHHHHHHH!! WHOOOOOO!

*clears throat* Sorry.

Sure, the trailer’s got the obligatory use of the Vanilla Ice hit(?) “Ice Ice Baby”–cause penguins are cold, get it?

Mr. Popper’s Penguins comes out in summer.




Written by prowlermoviepoll

March 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM

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