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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

 

Oh, prom night. When you have a film set on that fateful day, chances are something will be going down on that night. It may be as innocent as a first kiss, or as scandalous as a mass slaughtering, but when it comes to comedies, chances are high that the end game is the loss of one’s virginity.

This has been the premise of many a film, but in the upcoming John Cena and Leslie Mann-starring flick, Blockers, it gets turned on its head. Rather than follow the kids attempting to hook up, we follow three parents who attempt to BLOCK them from hooking up. It’s an interesting premise and one that can succeed for fail depending on its execution.

Below is the official synopsis:

“When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).”

As with many comedies, it’s hard to tell whether or not this will be any good. There were a couple of great moments in the trailer, but around as many misses. In the interest of selling a film, sometimes the marketing goes for the lowest common denominator jokes, but with the likes of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg involved at a producer level, there’s a good chance this one will also have a good amount a heart in it as well, and that could carry the premise to a higher level.

What did you think of the trailer? Let us know down below!

Blockers comes out on April 6, 2018.

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SOURCE: Universal Pictures

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.