The Addams Family Trailer

“The Addams Family” Trailer Trades Darkness for Laughs

It has been twenty-eight years since Barry Sonnenfeld’s classic The Addams Family first invaded theaters.  That film, which earned itself a sequel and boasted an incredible cast of amazing talent, was the seventh highest-grossing film that year and found itself nominated for two Academy Awards.

Though lightning rarely strikes twice, MGM has returned to the legendary IP for an animated reboot.  The film showcases the famous Addams family as they migrate to the burbs in the heart of New Jersey, leaning heavy on the social commentary as the film looks to shed its dark image and play more for laughs when compared to the 1991 original.

The film’s first full-length trailer centers on a run of awkward normalities, pop-cultural references, witty one-liners, and everything else that is unusual about the creepy, kookie family.  It is these differences that have them at odds with their new neighbors.

In what appears to be a timely story of accepting one’s differences and embracing change, the new The Addams Family carries a different tone than the original, and that’s okay.  Who could ever compete with the jaw-dropping performances of Angelica Houston and Christina Ricci?

The film boasts an impressive voice cast including the likes of Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac, Catherine O’Hara, Allison Janney, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Martin Short, Bette Midler, and Snoop Dogg.  Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, The Addams Family hits theaters on October 11, just in time for Halloween.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.