Who's that down there, slowly meandering up the trail between beloved '80s comedies and broad modern bullshit (as forged by Ivan Reitman)? Why, if it isn't John Landis. Having not directed a feature-length work of fiction since 1998's oh-so-1998-looking Susan's Plan, Landis has mounted his comeback in what would, at first, seem like a safe bet: a based-on-a-true-story period caper comedy starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, and Tom Wilkinson. How could that go wrong? Wacky sound effects and voice over is a start:
Oof. Maybe it's just a bad trailer? If not, our best hope is that Landis can at least produce a son that can start directing critical darlings about hot-button issues.