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.