– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The trailer for the upcoming Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair vehicle hit the web earlier this week, and man does it look amazing. The film is called Mom and Dad, and it tells the story of a teen girl and her younger brother trying to escape their murderous parents.

This random outburst comes immediately after reports of parents randomly murdering their own children. It’s a ridiculous and zany idea, and the film looks like it takes full advantage of its oddness. The movie comes courtesy of writer-director Bryan Taylor, who is partially responsible for the equally stupid and ridiculous Crank movies, which starred Jason Statham.

One other aspect here that can’t be overlooked is good ol’ Nicolas Cage. The actor has spent the last five or so years becoming an internet phenomenon thanks to his bold commitment to his characters in his movies, and it looks like this latest performance from him may go down in history as his best one yet. As evidenced by him singing “Hokey-Pokey” while swinging around a sledgehammer, he’s very much in on the joke, and we can’t help but appreciate him all the more for it.

Mom and Dad hits theaters on January 18, 2018 — the month where only pure gold descends into theaters. What did you think of this trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.