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Calvin and Hobbes Reimagined With More Grit

His imagination had other ideas…

Gritty Reboots, a team of filmmakers and writers who reimagine popular movies as psychological thrillers and horror flicks, has created a trailer for the comic Calvin and Hobbes. No longer are the adventures of a boy and his imaginary friend so adorable. Now Calvin’s imagination is threatening to destroy him.

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The trailer is part Donnie Darko, part Inception, and part every Hollywood film that’s taken a lighter classic and added arbitrary grittiness. It’s a strange mishmash of high production quality and obvious kitsch; the music and format gives the feel of a real movie trailer, but Hobbes is just a guy wearing a low-quality Halloween costume. The film was coproduced by video producers Cinesaurus.

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About the author

Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.

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