Kevin Smith’s “Yoga Hosers” gets a quirky Trailer

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Nobody does things quite like Kevin Smith does. For some, that’s a negative, but I’m all about what Smith chooses to do as a filmmaker, along with what he does as a podcaster and just entertainer in general. Chasing Amy is one of my top three favorite movies of all time, and I’ve yet to see a film of his that I haven’t liked. The True North Trilogy of Canadian horror titles that he’s concentrating on is fairly interesting, as Tusk was very underrated. Next up is Yoga Hosers, which dropped a strange little Trailer yesterday. You can see that below at the end of the article, but right now I wanted to discuss the film a bit and Smith’s current cinematic choices as well. Come with me on this journey…starting now!

The flick, for those who don’t know, is a teenage girl themed horror comedy. Teens Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) and Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Melody Depp) work at a convenience store and mostly want to text and make the senior boys’ party, but when ancient evil Nazis rise, specifically foot tall ones made of bratwurst (played by Smith himself), they have to put their yoga skills to the test to save the day, with help from detective Guy LaPointe (Johnny Depp). It sounds bonkers, but in the best way possible. Smith writes and directs, as well as edits the picture, with the eclectic ensemble cast also including Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Stan Lee, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey, Ralph Garman, Genesis Rodriguez, and more. Yes, Smith cast his daughter as well as Depp’s, and that seems like part of the fun.

As a big fan of Smith’s, I’m looking forward to the insanity he has in store for us here. It kind of feels like his take on something in the realm of Scott Pilgrim vs the World, which excites me quite a bit. Reviews out of the Sundance Film Festival weren’t too kind, but critics haven’t been his friend in some time. I disagreed with them on both Red State and Tusk, so there’s a good chance I’ll do the same once again here. Time will tell, but this Trailer is promising, since it just appears like Smith is having an infectious blast making it.

This True North Trilogy of his is an intriguing right turn for Smith’s career. He’s planning on making Mallrats 2 (potentially titled Mallbrats) and Clerks 3 (or perhaps Clerks III) after concluding the trilogy with Moose Jaws, and I love that he’s going out there and making independent works again. Tusk was the work of a younger man, with Yoga Hosers seeming to be along those same lines. I suspect from the descriptions, Moose Jaws (which he literally says is just Jaws with a moose instead of a shark) won’t stray too far from this zaniness. Again, what he’s doing isn’t for everyone, but so far, it has all worked for me, so I applaud the man.

Basically, Yoga Hosers looks like a fun little time at the movies. You can see for yourself at the end of July when it hits theaters, but for now, the film has this Trailer to tempt you with. It’s cartoonish for sure, and hardly going to win Smith over some new converts. That being said, if you’re already amongst the converted like myself, this is one of the highlights of next month. I’ll be sure to report in once I see it, but for now, the Trailer will just have to do. Enjoy and sit tight for much more on this one from Smith in the coming weeks…

Take a look now at the Trailer for Yoga Hosers:

Stay tuned for plenty more on Yoga Hosers between now and its late July release date!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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