Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, and more bring the creepy and kooky American family to life in the full-length trailer for the animated Addams Family. While they originated in the 1930s as a series of satirical New Yorker comics created by Charles Addams, the Addams clan didn't really break into the mainstream until their live-action TV series in the '60s. They later made the jump to the big screen in the early '90s, with Raúl Juliá, Angelica Huston, and Christopher Lloyd starring in Barry Sonnenfeld's The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, before being rebooted in the poorly-received Addams Family Reunion in 1998.
The Addams Family is now being relaunched as a computer-animated film, with Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon lending his particular sense of satire to the proceedings. Issac and Theron are voicing power-couple Gomez and Morticia Addams in the movie with a supporting cast that includes Chloë Grace Moretz as the pair's daughter Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as their son Pugsley, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, Bette Midler as Grandmama, and Allison Janney as Margaux Needler, a TV reality host who's had it up to here with the Addamses and their whimsically spooky ways.
MGM released the official trailer for The Addams Family online this morning. You can check it out in the space below.
Unlike the teaser that dropped in April, the full-length Addams Family trailer offers more plot details and follows the Addamses as they relocate from their old home to a faraway, mysterious place known as New Jersey. And as much as their shenanigans - whether it's playing the Battleship board game with actual explosives or Wednesday re-animating the frogs in her science class Frankenstein-style - might entertain some of the locals, Mrs. Needler isn't a fan of her new neighbors and rallies others to try and drive them out of town (lest they ruin her idyllic vision of a perfect suburban neighborhood).
The Addams Family's marketing hasn't exactly won the skeptics over so far, between the recent posters sporting some confusingly-outdated pop culture puns and the designs of the Addamses themselves - which, while faithful to their appearances from the New Yorker comics, are a far cry from what many wanted from an Addams Family reboot starring people like Isaac and Theron. This new trailer probably won't change anyone's minds either, between its similar attempts at "hip" comedy (of course there's a reference to things being "lit") and somewhat dated social satire. It does offers a sneak peek at Snoop Dogg as Cousin It, though, so that's something.
- The Addams Family (2019) release date: Oct 11, 2019