Candy Crush Movie

Just last week, video game company Activision Blizzard announced the formation of their own Activision Blizzard Studios with the intention of bringing some of their biggest titles to film and television. They’re starting off with development of a Call of Duty film franchise as well as a Skylanders television series, but since the company also just picked up the company behind Candy Crush, it was only a matter of time before a Candy Crush movie became a reality.

Well, it took just a few days. Hollywood has already churned out a Candy Crush movie with Liam Neeson in the key role of Mr. Toffee, and a clip has just surfaced online.

Here’s the trailer for Candy Crush: The Movie:

It looks like they hit all the right notes to make hardcore fans of the games happy. I’m so glad that the lemon drops disappeared when Mr. Toffee’s son put them together because that’s exactly what happened in the game! If you’re as much of a Candy Crush purist as I am, then that should make you squeal with divine candy joy.

In all seriousness, I have no frame of reference for the intricacies and references of Candy Crush since I refuse to get sucked into the popular mobile game and burn my own money in the digital world. Is the lollipop hammer an important tool in the game? Can only someone in the Toffee family lineage lift it up? How have we come this far as a society?

Anyway, I would throw all my money to see Liam Neeson looking like a steel tycoon version of Ronald McDonald crossed with Willy Wonka. Sadly though, this isn’t a real movie, but just a little sketch from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Maybe it’s just as well, because this Candy Crush movie is pretty dark. It’s been a long time since it’s taken someone this long to die on screen.

In the end, we’re just thankful that the Candy Crush movie doesn’t feature Liam Neeson trying to get his candy back from terrorists. And we’ll be even more thankful if Activision Blizzard can hold off from turning their new cash cow that is Candy Crush into an actual big screen movie. If CandyLand hasn’t pulled it off by now, then I just don’t think the world is ready for a new candy-based movie yet.

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