‘Adventure Time’ Gets the Inevitable Gritty Reboot Treatment
Nowadays it's common for studios to take the beloved properties from our youth and update them into new movie franchises -- hell, they're even doing it with old board and video games. So it makes sense for someone to jump ahead of the curve and imagine what a gritty reboot of 'Adventure Time' might look like, and the results are actually quite charming.
From the folks at the appropriately named Gritty Reboots comes an imagining of a gritty reboot of 'Adventure Time,' everyone's favorite trippy cartoon series about the boy Finn and his best friend, a dog named Jake, going on adventures in the magical land of Ooo. But what if Ooo had lost all of its magic and had become a post-apocalyptic wasteland in need of a little adventure to bring the magic back?
What's even smarter about the trailer is that it posits a post-apocalypse-apocalypse -- as we all know, the Land of Ooo is actually a post-apocalyptic land already, so in this telling, another apocalypse had ravaged the land, leaving it all dingy and devoid of magic. It's a pretty neat conceit.
Featuring your favorite characters like Princess Bubblegum, BMO, the Ice King, and even the Earl of Lemongrab, this live-action trailer for a movie that might be plausible in a not-too-distant future is quite polished. It even has Marceline -- although she's frozen in a block of ice! It's too bad because we would have liked to see her in action.