Some crazy-ass foreign market trailer for Yoga Hosers dropped in May and left us significantly underwhelmed. Can the official trailer change our minds on Kevin Smith’s tween movie?
Yes, this is Kevin Smith’s latest movie based on a weed-fueled conversation on a podcast, and it’s aimed at tweens. Oh and it’s a vehicle for his daughter Harley Quinn Smith and her BFF Lily Rose Depp to break into Hollywood… perhaps. Call me cynical. This second instalment of Kevin Smith’s ‘Great North Trilogy’ sees the return of much of the cast from his last movie Tusk, which also came about as the result of a weed-fueled conversation on a podcast.
The plot revolves around Colleen and Colleen, two teenage yoga enthusiasts who team up with an unusual man-hunter (Johnny Depp) to battle an equally unusual foe.
A sample trailer designed to sell the movie in foreign markets leaked in May and left us at the Betamax & Laserdisc podcast more than a little underwhelmed. Now the official domestic trailer is here and, thank goodness, the movie looks a little more appealing. Echos of Smith’s breakthrough debut Clerks are evident, not least with the revival of Dante’s famous catchphrase and the fact that the two protagonists work in a convenience store. The trailer has moments worthy of a smile and at a push, even a small chuckle.
Ultimately though the film isn’t targeting 39 year old males like me, it’s – oddly and out of character for Smith – aiming squarely at the tween demographic. Fanboys will love it, most tweens will never see it.