Rumble Trailer: Paramount+ Movie Gets Ready To, Well, You Know

Paramount+ has released the official trailer for their upcoming animated film "Rumble." Here is the tagline for you:

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father's footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

In the trailer, we're getting a look at a town that has been the home to giant monster wrestling but has now fallen on hard times. No one has a champion and the town looks like it's seen better days. However, the young Winnie (Geraldine Viswanathan) wants to take a lazy monster named Steve and train him up to win. If there is a better monster name than Steve, I've yet to come across it. 

"Rumble" stars Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Joe "Roman Reigns" Anoa'i, Tony Danza, Becky Lynch, Susan Kelechi Watson, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz, and Michael Buffer. The film is directed by Hamish Grieve, produced by Mark Bakshi and Brad Booker, and executive produced by Jeff Fierson, Susan Levison, Richard Lowell, Steve O'Brien, Chuck Peil, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov.

Kaiju Wrestling for the Win

Poor Steve. He likes to sleep and eat and really has no ambition. He's voiced by Will Arnett, who could make a phone book reading sound funny. Phone books are these giant books of phone and address listings that used to come to your house. We used them as step stools, packing material, and pretended to rip them with our bare hands. No one used them for phone numbers. 

Winnie (Get it? Win-nie?) is voiced by Geraldine Viswanathan, who is one of the main players in the TBS series "Miracle Workers." If you don't recognize her name, stop what you're doing and go watch the series right now. She's an underrated comedic talent and there is no doubt you'll be hearing more about her as time goes on. 

The animation style looks great, and the biggest takeaway is the size of the monsters. We're talking full-on kaiju size here. Plus, they've got names that would work in a Godzilla-style match-up from Ramarilla to King Gorge. Even better? The villain is a tentacled shark monster named Tentacular, who is voiced by Terry Crews. It's going to be really hard to beat. 

There is also the fact that Steve the monster loves froyo. As they say in "The Good Place," "There is something so human about taking something great and ruining it a little so you can have more of it." 

"Rumble" will begin streaming on Paramount+ on December 15, 2021.