I’m not going to lie, I was ill-prepared for this Dumbo trailer. This one smacks you all upside the head with some powerful emotions. Coupled with the stunning visuals (Tim Burton is on his game here) and the wistful music throughout, and this is a remarkable trailer that sucked me in far more than it should have.
See what I mean? If the full film is anything like the trailer, we’re in for an emotional ride that both terrifies and excites me. I wasn’t really looking forward to this live-action adaptation, but I’m sold on it now. What do you guys think?
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Dumbo hits theaters on March 29, 2019.