'Burke and Hare' Trailer Not Exactly a John Landis Return to Form

October 5, 2010

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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.

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