Honestly, I've largely avoided the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet as I've been told by many, many others that the striking visuals don't always add up to the total package (or whatever that might mean). See, I'm a visual guy so long as the visuals support the narrative, enhance the storytelling, etc. Striking scenery without meat on them there bones just ends up leaving me feeling empty, as is the case with much of Guillermo del Toro's film library. Don't hate on me for it: it's just how my brain is wired. I've long maintained that my opinions are my opinions solely, and that's why I shy away from shucking so many recommendations as other fanboy-specific sites tend to do.
Still, I suppose I'm going to have to loosen up my tastes as I do so very much like a good robot apocalypse, which looks to be on the menu with Jeunet's forthcoming BigBug (aka Bigbug or simply Big Bug) ... it's too soon to tell, and I'm seeing it reported in multiple ways. A teaser trailer has recently dropped, and it looks ... well ... interesting, to say the least. Here's the story's premise as provided by our good friends at IMDB.com:
"A group of bickering suburbanites find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety."
That certainly sounds like something 'up my alley,' doesn't it? I think so. It looks like this one doesn't hit Netflix until February, so I do have some free time between now and then to perhaps brush on the director's other titles. If I can squeeze something in, then I'll post some thoughts on the MainPage for posterity's sake.
Trailer is below. You know what to do.