On the off chance that Nabisco wants to hire David Fincher to make a dark and gritty Oreo movie or something, let “Animal Crackers” serve as an example: A cookie, no matter how delicious, is probably not a firm foundation to build an aspiring film franchise on.
It’s just fine, but one can’t help but wish that it was as defiantly unconventional as Curie was.
A middling, maudlin and altogether predictable film in the “miserable rich people drink wine and cry” vein.
“Scoob!,” for all its faults, has no shortage of interesting ideas. And although it’s a strange trip of a movie, it’s also the only one you’ll see all year that features both Jabberjaw the shark and NPR personality Ira Glass. So there’s that.
If you are going to make a romantic comedy with no romance and very little comedy, why would you want to tell this story?
This is USA’s “blue skies” programming model at its finest – slight, sunny and funny. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who needs a few more blue skies in my life right now.
I’m sure that Serling, who spent much of his time on “Twilight Zone” opining the danger of losing yourself- to greed, to paranoia, to conformity- would approve.
“Trolls just want to have fun,” we’re told early in “World Tour.” Well, mission accomplished.