Okay, first I will completely admit that I'm more than four months too early to judge a movie, especially by its trailer. It could be a shit trailer for a great movie. But....BUT....
What. The. F?
All of the pre-release interviews with Mignola and others have pointed to this as being "closer" to his vision of the character. Fair enough, though I just think Mignola needs a fat dose of Preparation H and a little humility to admit that DelToro's version was pretty damn good. I see NOTHING in this first trailer that didn't exist in DelToro's HB series, but with infinitely better casting with Perlman than with...shit...um...the guy in Stranger Things and nothing anyone else can remember.
The suit looks like something I'd pick up for Comic Con at Party City
John Hurt LOOKED like Professor Broom. I don't know WHO McShane is supposed to look like. Either Broom got his hands on too many C-RATS during the war and bloated up or he ATE Prof. Broom.
I'll take practical costume effects for 1,000, Alex, and you can stick the CGI Bat-thing on your thumb and spin on it.
We're getting this pile of crap instead of DelToro's conclusion? Really?!!!
Wow. I got angrier and angrier as I typed that. I suppose I could go back and edit it to make a more reasoned argument, but...fuck it, if the filmmakers aren't willing to try harder neither am I.