I don’t know who is piggybacking off who here, but somehow Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up franchise has teamed up with the WWE for a sequel that nonsensically centres around a crack team of surfing penguins with the personas of famous wrestlers.
John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H and Paige all lend their voices, along with Vince McMahon who quite wonderfully plays a coiffured sea lion.
The plot is teased in the first trailer but has already drifted out of my head - something about catching the biggest wave ever and lots of people saying “awesome” - and each penguin closely resembles their human counterpart, be it The Undertaker with his flat-brimmed hat or Triple H with his torso the size of Switzerland.
WWE Studios pumps several movies each year and, while they used to be in the action realm, they’re increasingly catering for younger viewers (as they are with their main product), recently putting out the crossover Scooby-Doo! and the WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon.
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