Chadwick Boseman is geared up and ready to get his groove on as “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown. Universal has released their new trailer for the dedicated James Brown biopic, and boy does it look like a lot of fun.
Most of remember biographies and their strange cousin, the autobiography, as being something of a bore and taking six miles when we give them an inch of our attention. Some of them have even gone the music route in hopes of securing a little more audience participation and enjoyment. But, somehow, they always fall just a little short of making the entire audience care beyond the end of their theater soda cup:
Though, I must say, this biopic looks a little more interesting than the gray cardboard cutouts we’ve been given in the past. For example, Universal picked a relatively fresh face that has proven that he’s got the chops to live up to legends. So let’s give the young chap another shot and enjoy the trailer. It looks like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun, and the trailer is very well put together, so why not? The worst that can happen is we just get bored and fall asleep, then wake up with our hearts in our throats as Papa Brown hit’s his “oh so loud” note and makes us dance around like puppets. No harm in that, right?