Netflix Movie Trailer Shows Cute Mexican Monster

The new movie from Netflix Chupa has a bit of one ET the alien ring to it: a child discovers a fantastic creature, bonds with it and then enlists his friends to help protect him from sinister adults. But Chupa also has some distinctive features – it’s not just that based in Mexicobut the titular monster is crazy cute.

The latter is not in dispute. Watch the new trailer for Chupawhich is short for “chupacabra”, and see for yourself.

CHUPA | Official Trailer | Netflix

Yes that is Willowby Christian Slater as the bad-guy scientist, as well as Demián Bichir (Let the right one inthe nun) as the kindly grandfather who happens to house a bébé chupacabra — resembling an oversized, fuzzy kitten with wings — in his backyard shed.

Here’s the full synopsis: “Shy 13-year-old Alex (Evan Whitten) flies from Kansas City to Mexico to meet his extended family for the first time. There he meets his grandfather and former lucha libre champion Chava (Demián Bichir), energetic, wrestling-obsessed cousin Memo (Nickolas Verdugo) and fearless, hip cousin Luna (Ashley Ciarra). But just as Alex begins to get his bearings, he discovers a mythical creature living under his grandfather’s shed: a young chupacabra cub, whom he recognizes from tales of the dreaded, adult chupacabra, which, according to legend, fed on cattle from farmers. Alex soon learns that his new friend ‘Chupa’ has a secret history with his family, and that tenacious, dangerous scientist Richard Quinn (Christian Slater) is hunting the misunderstood creature to try to harness its powers. To protect Chupa from imminent danger, Alex embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, one that will push his new family’s bonds to the limit and remind him that life’s burdens are lighter when you don’t have to carry them alone. to carry. ”

Chupa has some big names behind the camera: Jonás Cuarón (son of Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón, who Gravity And Children of men, among other things; Jonás’ credits include co-writing Gravity and directing 2015’s deserto) directs, and the producer list also includes Chris Columbus (Home alonemultiple Harry Potter movies). You can watch Chupa when it hits Netflix on April 7.

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