Puppets-with-swears movie The Happytime Murders is hitting Australian cinemas next week and things have been a little quiet on the promo front, but now a new US red band trailer has dropped, complete with pull quotes from that most discerning and erudite body of film scholars, random people on Twitter.
“Get this movie in my eyeballs” quoth @archerrelly.
“I can’t possibly squee loud enough right now” squeed @tcmcrush.
“My head exploded” said @ken417063DE, presumably with some difficulty.
“I am forever changed” @blerdgasms reflected, perhaps mournfully.
…and those guys oughtta know, right?
Directed by Brian “son of Jim” Henson and starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Kitchen), Maya Rudolph (The Good Place, Forever) Joel McHale (Community), and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), The Happytime Murders “…explores a world where humans and puppets coexist. Like most humans, puppets run the gamut of personalities, occupations, interests, and vices. Although puppets are living among humans, they are still viewed as second-class citizens during discrimination, bigotry, and violence as they attempt to find their place in the world, living with as much dignity as possible even though they’re stuffed with fluff. In the film, two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.”
It hits cinemas on August 23, 2018.