Well, for those of us hoping that the best parts of the ’60s show would show up in Rob Zombie’s upcoming PG-rated Munsters movie, I may have some bad news for you.
The official trailer finally dropped, and it’s something. I hate the word “cheap”; however, that’s how everything in the trailer looked. I’m sure part of that is to match the original show’s limited budget and aesthetic, but there’s absolutely no cinematic feel to this thing. In my opinion, the long-forgotten TV movie Here Come The Munsters looks better than this.
For as much as Taika Waititi messed up Thor, I’d have been more than happy to see him tackle The Munsters the same way he did with vampires in What We Do In The Shadows. Zombie has a genuine love for the mid-20th Century’s monster obsession, but the trailer makes it feel like something was holding him back. Was it the budget? The PG rating? Casting? Studio interference? What?
I noticed that the audio mixing was off in certain scenes. Did anyone else catch that? I know this isn’t the final product, but it does come out in about two months. Perhaps the trailer was just badly edited, and the film as a whole is far superior? We’ll find out in September.
I grew up on Munsters reruns as a kid. The classic black and white CBS show would come on just before school. I always like Fred Gwynne and his loveable portrayal of Herman Munster. I’d always hoped there existed an episode of Car 54, Where Are You? out there where Gwynne played Officer Muldoon dressed as Herman.
There have been so many reboots, spinoffs, and sequels to the original series. Some were totally forgettable, while some managed to recapture some of the magic of the decades-old series. So will Rob Zombie’s version rise from the grave or rot in obscurity? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
[Source: The Munsters YouTube Channel]
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