First Glance: “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”

Look, I’m a big fan of Javier Bardem and I’ll watch pretty much watch everything he does. But even I may not be able to handle “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”, the upcoming musical comedy set for release this fall. I say that after watching the first trailer which left me speechless (and not in the good way). The film revolves around an anthropomorphic crocodile that falls in with a New York City family (sounds strikingly familiar to Paddington and the Brown family in London, right?).

Shawn Mendes voices the titular talking croc who shocks the Primm family by showing up in their bathtub. Before long Lyle’s eccentric owner, Hector P. Valenti (Bardem) arrives to ease the family’s apprehension. But there has to be a villain and here it’s Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman) who believes Lyle belongs in a zoo. Along with Bardem, the attractive cast also includes Constance Woo, Scoot McNairy, and Winslow Fegley. If only the movie looked half as good as the cast.

“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” opens in theaters October 7th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

9 thoughts on “First Glance: “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”

  1. FUCK NO!!!!!!!! I love Javier Bardem but I ain’t seeing this. Shawn Mendes sucks and so do those ass-clown songwriters who did the music for The Greatest Showman. That film is a piece of shit. I hate it. This just infuriates me even more right now as I’m in a bad mood over what just happened today.

  2. I think my kids will love it and it will be something I’ll enjoy as well. I can’t wait until it comes out, we’ll probably be seeing this in the first two weeks it releases. The bathtub clip was enough to hook me. Plus, I keep imagining Lyle kicked back on the sofa with a bucket of popcorn watching Crawl.

  3. I would have to be strapped down with my eyelids taped open. I would rather see Battlefield Earth… and I’ve walked out of that before. And to be clear, I love a good ‘B’ Movie. But this just seems like a car wreck. But not the kind of car wreck that you crane your neck to see the carnage.

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