There’s only one way for this Marmaduke trailer to be any more unbearable than it already is — if it ended with “in IMAX 3D.” Aside from wondering why it is we continue to subject America’s impressionable youth to such low-brow humor and less-than-impressive CGI work, I’m also curious to know what the appeal of such a property is. What does like 20th Century Fox hope to gain from the release and success of this movie? Will there be Marmaduke toys in stores? Will this movie inspire kids to go back and read a comic strip that began in 1954? Can children of the next generation in America read? All of these are questions — none of them are answered with this trailer. However, we do know that Owen Wilson and George Lopez are still getting work. Good for them. Shameless as it may be, it does put food on the table. The bright spots of this trailer — the human actors. Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Judy Greer are two very funny actors. It’s nice to see them getting the paycheck gig, as well.
Below you will find the film’s official synopsis, and the full length trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.
For Phil and Debbie Winslow, moving their family from Kansas to the O.C. is a big deal. For their enormous Great Dane “Marmaduke,” however, the move means a whole new way of life. It’s chaos at home and awkward at work as the Winslows struggle to control their angsty teenage canine.