The first trailer for the live-action/CG animated feature film adaptation of the classic cartoon Woody Woodpecker has been released and it looks absolutely terrible! The story for the film follows "the hyperactive red-headed bird, who enters a turf war with a big city lawyer wanting to tear down his home in an effort to build a house to flip."
As I watched this painfully annoying trailer, I couldn't help but keep wondering why in the hell this movie was made. I know that this is only getting a home entertainment release, but Universal Pictures still spent money on making this thing and it seems like a waste.
The trailer is packed full of zany weirdness that includes a spaztastic Woody pooping on people and just going completely nuts! They tried to keep the character true to the cartoon version of the character, but here it just seems like he's so hopped up on drugs that he's going to explode. His design also doesn't fit the style and tone of the rest of the film at all.
Eric Bauza provides the annoying voice of Woody, and the rest of the cast features Timothy Omundson (Mission: Impossible III), Jakob Davies, Thaila Ayala, Graham Verchere (Fargo), Jordana Largy, and Emily Holmes (The Shack).
Woody Woodpecker will be released on February 6, 2018. Watch the trailer tell us what you think. Am I being too hard on it?