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New trailer and photos from Russell Brand and James Marsden's Hop

02.09.2011

Well this is...strange.

You know, I can see the appeal of a kids movie starring the Easter Bunny, but from what I've seen in this new HOP trailer, it's not really working for me. The film stars James Marsden as a man who meets a CGI Easter Bunny trying to get out of the job.

He's voiced by Russell Brand, but with the pitch turned up an octave or two so it barely even sounds like him. What's the point of getting a celebrity voice if you're going to make his voice unrecognizable? Were there really no British teenagers available and you just wanted Brand's name on your poster?

The film has more than one reference to DESPICABLE ME, implying you might like it, but then immediately cocks that up by telling you this is from the director of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, and that's all you can see from then on out.

Check out the trailer here over at Apple, and some pictures from HOP below.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Extra Tidbit: Today I learned that the Chipmunks ALSO had a recognizable voices made incoherent in the form of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney
Source: Apple

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11:52AM on 02/10/2011
Ho, and still nothing to do with HOP (sorry), but talking about real actors interacting with CGI character... Saw PAUL this week, and it RULES : funny, spectacular, lots of funny details for us geeks...
Promise, next time I'll actually talk about the movie the article was written about...
Ho, and still nothing to do with HOP (sorry), but talking about real actors interacting with CGI character... Saw PAUL this week, and it RULES : funny, spectacular, lots of funny details for us geeks...
Promise, next time I'll actually talk about the movie the article was written about...
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11:34AM on 02/10/2011
Nothing to do with HOP, but talking about animation... Just saw RANGO today... GRREEAAAT flick ! It seems DEPP can do NO wrong, even animated...
Nothing to do with HOP, but talking about animation... Just saw RANGO today... GRREEAAAT flick ! It seems DEPP can do NO wrong, even animated...
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8:39PM on 02/09/2011
Silly rabbit, trix are for kids. But I'm not a kid, so there's no way you're tricking me into seeing this.
Silly rabbit, trix are for kids. But I'm not a kid, so there's no way you're tricking me into seeing this.
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6:39PM on 02/09/2011
This looks hilarious. I'm a big fan of Brand, so I'm there.
This looks hilarious. I'm a big fan of Brand, so I'm there.
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6:05PM on 02/09/2011

WTF?

i saw a teaser for this where the little rabbit is playing the drums. but he can't even reach the bass drum pedal. he's like standing on the seat. how is he hitting the bass drum?!?!?!?!?!
i saw a teaser for this where the little rabbit is playing the drums. but he can't even reach the bass drum pedal. he's like standing on the seat. how is he hitting the bass drum?!?!?!?!?!
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6:27PM on 02/09/2011
How did he reach it? How did he hold a drum stick? Who cares.
How did he reach it? How did he hold a drum stick? Who cares.
4:47PM on 02/09/2011
Well this looks rather dumb, but I must point out...pretty sure that is Russell Brand's natural voice, no digital octave changes. He's just speaking a little higher than normal. It's not like he has a Barry White voice or something.

Anyway, pass.
Well this looks rather dumb, but I must point out...pretty sure that is Russell Brand's natural voice, no digital octave changes. He's just speaking a little higher than normal. It's not like he has a Barry White voice or something.

Anyway, pass.
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3:40PM on 02/09/2011

Awesome, not really.

Really?!?!? Another movie with obviously fake CGI animals interacting with live actors/actresses? Did Garfield not teach film-makers anything?
Really?!?!? Another movie with obviously fake CGI animals interacting with live actors/actresses? Did Garfield not teach film-makers anything?
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2:38PM on 02/09/2011

4,000 YEARS?

So Jews and Pagans celebrated Easter? News to me! Yeah, this looks like crap and it looks like one of those movies where Marsden's agent goes "it's all you're being offered so unless you want to stop being rich, take the damn job!" and Russell seems willing to take whatever pays, so yeah. Crap. Watch it bomb.
So Jews and Pagans celebrated Easter? News to me! Yeah, this looks like crap and it looks like one of those movies where Marsden's agent goes "it's all you're being offered so unless you want to stop being rich, take the damn job!" and Russell seems willing to take whatever pays, so yeah. Crap. Watch it bomb.
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2:10PM on 02/09/2011

OW MY BRAIN.

In the trailer, a senior rabbit says the tradition of the East Bunny goes back 4000 years. HOW? Was Easter invented before Jesus? I mean the pagan rituals it was based on probably go back pretty far but i doubt it had candy and rabbits.
In the trailer, a senior rabbit says the tradition of the East Bunny goes back 4000 years. HOW? Was Easter invented before Jesus? I mean the pagan rituals it was based on probably go back pretty far but i doubt it had candy and rabbits.
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3:39PM on 02/09/2011
Oh, it TOTALLY had candy. Rabbits...not so much.
Oh, it TOTALLY had candy. Rabbits...not so much.
2:07PM on 02/09/2011

Verdict

Avoid like the plague.
Avoid like the plague.
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