‘Welcome to Marwen’: The cinematic equivalent of pissing on the Alamo
 

Fuck Robert Zemeckis.

We don’t totally mean that, after all, the man’s given us such amazing films as the Back to the Future series and Used Cars, but whatever pod person’s replaced him since 2004, when he first started dabbling with CGI bullshit in his adaptation of The Polar Express, needs to fuck right off back to whatever hellhole it came out of. Case in point: His new film Welcome to Marwen, whose trailer dropped on Tuesday, is the cinematic equivalent of pissing on the Alamo and should be treated as such.

Watch this Secret Life of Walter Mitty-styled bullshit:

Welcome to Marwen is an adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s utterly brilliant and devastating documentary Marwencol, about the life of Mark Hogancamp, who was attacked by Nazis outside of a bar in 2000, endured a traumatic brain injury and went into a brief coma because of the attack, but developed a fantasy world — using G.I Joes and a camera — as a means to express himself in the aftermath. Hogancamp’s an incredibly skilled photographer, as well, and he received some notice for his work from the art world, along with Malmberg’s attention. If you haven’t seen Marwencol, we highly recommend you do so, and we also recommend that you have tissues close by. It just makes us angrier when confronted with the reality of this fucking trailer, with the CGI dolls and the fucking jokes and the broad tone. This is a deeply sad story, and we don’t think that Bob gets that.

Here’s a synopsis:

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination… you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

Welcome to Marwen hits theaters on November 21, but if you have any sense, you’ll stay away.

Featured image via Universal Pictures.

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