Here’s a big statement from someone who made a Windsor McCay-influenced short about a fantasy world of literal shit: Netflix has made the most disgusting, reprehensible adaptation of Little Nemo in Slumberland ever put to screen.
Have a look in this first teaser for Slumberland!
McCay’s gorgeous, iconic comic has already been adapted into underappreciated, charming works like 1989’s Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland and the 1990 video game Little Nemo: The Dream Master. Here, it’s almost criminally de-stylized into a dirt-poor, Inception-style streaming mush that indeed makes one wish for an eternal slumber. Absolutely grotesque. Jason Momoa—of course playing Jason Momoa—somehow squeezing a devil-horns gesture in there goes beyond a terrible dream and into a nightmare. Why even call this an adaptation? Windsor McCay should be rolling in his McGrave about this.
But, hey! If you want to stream it, Slumberland will sleep on how long we can make Kyle Chandler a middle-aged dad when it hits Netflix this November!