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ON THE ROAD trailer lacks authenticity

Drew Tinnin

March 10th, 2012

If you've seen the batshit insane documentary MAGIC TRIP about the acid-fueled road trip the Merry Pranksters embarked upon, then you'll probably be disappointed by this trailer. Even though the Neal Cassady featured in MAGIC TRIP was quite a bit older than how he is portrayed in this new trailer, he's just not crazy enough for my liking.

The journey of Kerouac has been romanticized over the years, but in reality, these men suffered - and the trailer just doesn't sell that enough.

This is a glossed over interpretation of the events that transpired during Kerouac and Cassady's travels across America, but it's still going to be interesting to see their story on the big screen in whatever form. I just would have preferred a grittier take than this, but maybe they're just trying to sell the movie, leaving the darker material out for now.

What do you think?

Source Facebook via /Film

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