The full trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters reboot was released recently, and fans of the classic series are extremely divided over the film.
The Rob Zombie Trailer The Munsters was released recently, and fans of the classic TV series are extremely divided. Slated for release in September 2022, the film serves as a prequel and reboot to the original ’60s TV show of the same name, which ran for two seasons. The Zombie prequel follows Herman and Lily Munster’s origins and the unfolding love story. The reboot stars Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa.
Rob Zombie is best known for his work in the horror genre, including the Firefly Trilogy and the 2007 films Halloween to restart. Although Zombie and his wife Sheri Moon Zombie are big fans of The Munsters television series, fans were immediately concerned when it was announced that he was directing a reboot, given his previous gruesome horror films. The director has continually kept fans updated on the film’s progress, most recently in the form of The Munsters official trailer, which offered new plot details and a new look at the surprisingly colorful version of Zombie The Munsters.
When the official trailer for The Munsters came out, fan reactions were mixed on Zombie’s take on the franchise. Fans of the original series and critics of Zombie have expressed concerns about the style and direction of The Munsters reboot, indicating that the film seems made cheaply and even a parody of the source material. Others defended the trailer, noting that the 1964 series was still campy and overplayed, and that the film is a love letter to the original. Here are some fan reactions:
Does Rob Zombie live in some sort of bubble where no one he trusts will tell him his business isn’t working? Context is everything, and there’s no doubt he must really have a great deal of affection for the original series, but it feels embarrassing.
— Noah Knox Marshall (@NKnoxMarshall) July 13, 2022
Ok but like…why does this look like the budget of a movie made for the Disney Channel in 1996. Like I got the low budget style but it looks so incredibly cheap, poorly written, poorly played, etc. He should have kept everything black and white if he wanted to go with that vibe.
— Jo (@MissGloop) July 13, 2022
Two of cinema’s biggest monster kids having fun to the max: I can’t wait to see this love letter.
— S (@ScottJeune) July 13, 2022
Gen Z teenyboppers who have never watched Munsters and Boomers who know nothing about Rob Zombie 🤝 lament the trailer despite it keeping the show’s OG humor accurate
— Modern Marilyn Munster (@Lily_Dracula) July 13, 2022
MUNSTERS Trailer Looks Like Ad For Six Flags Annual Halloween Takeover
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) July 13, 2022
So I saw the trailer for The Munsters… and… well… sooo… no seriously we’re being trolled?
— John Campea (@johncampea) July 13, 2022
people who say munsters movie looks bad show character weakness
— brianna (@justbrizigs) July 13, 2022
the way to understand rob zombie’s The Munsters is this: every person in horror over or under 60 is a HUGE nerd who loves kitschy shit, they all grew up reading Famous Monsters Magazine and watching reruns of Munsters and Addams Family. this is clearly a dream project, God bless you
– macabre & mrs. sucker (@StealingValerie) July 13, 2022
Zombie has long said The Munsters is a passion project for him and he wanted to make it as authentic as possible to the original series. The film’s previous teases certainly seemed to deliver on that promise, so it’s a shame that this latest update has received such mixed responses. The trailer might not The Munsters justice, but that’s clearly not what fans expected from the reboot. The Munsters is completely unlike anything Zombie has done in the past, and it doesn’t seem like fans are entirely sold on it taking on a PG property.
Universal will continue to intensify the marketing of The Munsters with September fast approaching. Unfortunately, it is too late to make meaningful changes since The Munsters has officially wrapped filming. It’s possible the film could be visually changed with muted colors, but even that won’t fix the major issues fans seem to be having with the film. Some are hesitant to pass judgment on the film until they see it, but the mixed reactions to the full trailer are a troubling development for Zombie’s. The Munsters.
Next: The Munsters: Rob Zombie’s Color Tease Pays Tribute To The Show’s Original Pilot
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