Dolittle Trailer Reaction - This Movie is Doing Little for Me. . .

It's a new year and I'm trying to figure out why we sometimes need to mess with a good thing?  Granted, Disney has had success making "live action" remakes of animated classics like Aladdin, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast in recent years, but not every studio needs to be reimagined and Dolittle is one that didn't have to change for me.  I loved the Dr. Dolittle movies starring Eddie Murphy and my kids have grown up enjoying them too.  Now, we are just a few weeks away from Robert Downey Jr. becoming the next Dolittle and I have not been excited about this film. . .like at all.  Let's take a look at the latest trailer and see if it changes my mind.

Nope.  Not at all.  Again, I don't feel at all connected to any part of this story.  I'm worried about this whole dragon thing that's going on in the movies and I don't plan on spending my movie money on this one.  I'm curious to see how the movie going public receives this one and whether or not the masses will agree with me.  What are your thoughts on this trailer?  Planning to head to the movies to see Dolittle or not?

About Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante. The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen (The Queen), Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and Carmen Laniado (FX’s A Christmas Carol) and features additional voice performances from Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson. Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey. The screen story is by Thomas Shepherd and the screenplay is by Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) & Doug Mand (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (The Mummy, Maleficent) and Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).

Dolittle opens January 17, 2020.


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