New Yogi Bear Trailer: Surrender Your Picnic Basket and Run

Maybe there's something strange in the air, but I approached the Yogi Bear trailer with a surprising amount of optimism. Sure, the first trailer was awful and Justin Timberlake doesn't want to talk about his role, but the amazing Anna Faris is in it and some of the marketing was borderline subversive. I went in open-minded and completely prepared to let everyone know that there were interesting things going on in the totally unnecessary Yogi Bear movie.

But now I've watched it. Clearly the only thing in the morning air was my own delusional desperation -- Yogi Bear looks every bit as abysmal as any sane person would expect, possibly worse. Based on the trailer, it seems to follow in the footsteps of Alvin and the Chipmunks, except with bottom-of-the-barrel animation and even less of a discernible plot. But hey, Alvin was popular enough to merit a squeakquel, so who am I to judge? Anyway, click below to check out Yogi and Boo-Boo dancing to hip hop, water-skiing, and belching. It's in 3-D, but I'm not sure that's going to do the crude CGI animation any favors.

Verdict: Could this cost Justin Timberlake an Oscar nomination for The Social Network?



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