It’s this concept that explains Gillan’s controversial outfit, with the sartorial choice intended to be a satire on female representation in video games. As Martha, the teen controlling the avatar remarks: “Why am I wearing half a shirt and short shorts in the jungle?!”
Still, although unhappy about her costume choice, it doesn’t stop Gillian’s character from unleashing several power moves during the trailer, including back-kicking an incoming cyclist and sprinting from a herd of super-sized Rhinos.
That’s more that can be said for Jack Black’s avatar, controlled by an iPhone-addicted millennial character (Bethany), as he gets chomped on by a hippo at the trailer’s close.
Yup, this film is going to be a lot goofier than the original. We’ll leave it up to you whether that’s a good thing or not…