If a trailer’s job is to intrigue you and get you interested in a film, then this first promo for Mr Popper’s Penguins has abjectly failed to do that. Based on the children’s book of the same name and starring Jim Carrey, it’s a promo that’s content to put the him in front of said penguins, and not a lot else.
Don’t give up on the film, though. For it’s directed by Mark Waters, who has previously given the world the wonderful Mean Girls, along with The Spiderwick Chronicles (we’ll, er, gloss over Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past). And also, this is a teaser designed very clearly to appeal to the Jim Carrey fan base. Touch wood the movie will end up okay.
The film is due in the summer. Here’s the trailer…
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