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

October 5, 2010


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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