Monday, June 29, 2009

"He LOOKED like a Carlos. . ."

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8 comments:

Senor Granto said...

Hahaha! The first interactive entry on here, love it. Should be a regular feature.

Don't ask me why but I think a film about Dinosaurs would be cool for Pixar. They've never covered that before and it seems like there's a lot of material there.

Haven't seen The Hangover yet but it sounds like they used the same premise for Dude, Where's My Car? Ha!

I never knew about the potential sequel but most comedic ones tend to suck for the large part.

Adam said...

What about Disney's 2000 offering? I really liked the animation there, but didn't care for the story. In addition, the "Ice Age" franchise has just moved into the dinosaur area. If Pixar tried to copy that, I'm not sure if it wouldn't be seen as copycatting.

Chris W said...

Does anyone remember ANTZ or SHARK TALE? How about A BUG'S LIFE and FINDING NEMO? In the past Pixar films have tread the same ground as other films and which ones are we still talking about today? Pixar is PERFECT until they prove otherwise. I'm fairly certain they could make a movie about a phone book that would earn $200 million, win the Best Animated Feature Oscar and wear out DVD players all over the country.

Adam said...

I'd argue that Pixar is far from perfect, Chris. I agree that they have a stellar track record, and have arguably never made an out and out bad film. However, they're in a rut as of late. WALL-E was great to look at, but very lackluster in its execution. In addition, it was far too preachy for a Pixar film. Peace and brotherhood + sharing and caring are all things that I'm totally fine with in a Pixar film. Save the earth? Not so much. I already pointed out my problems with Up, so I won't reiterate. I think Pixar's Golden Age was the period from 2003-2006 with the trifecta of Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars. Additionally, Ratatouille was the last Pixar film that I think really hit the mark. It's not as good as any of the trifecta, but still is awfully good. Lately, they're just treading water.

Senor Granto said...

That's true. I also liked Dinosaur aesthtically (sp?) but I thought it lame that they made the dinosaurs talk. On the 2D front I always liked the original Land Before Time and We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story.

It just seems like Pixar is covering a lot of childhood interests that most kids have had as a main setting and that's one of the few they haven't covered.

Senor Granto said...

As for Pixar, I think they're at the level that Disney was at back in the 90's with their 2D features. I'm not in love with all their releases but you can tell they put a lot of detail into them and try to make the best film possible with each one. A lesson that Dreamworks could learn with some of their 3D features.

I'm also curious to see if Disney can bounce back with The Princess and The Frog. It looks like it was made in the 90's and thankfully have moved away from the style they were going towards in the 00's. I'm not sure about the story but I'm glad they don't seem to be reliant on celebrity voices in this one.

Megan said...

Seriously, I can't watch Pochantas without hearing Mel Gibson.

I'd disagree with you about UP Adam, it's a beautiufl movie that I think worked on every level. But I have to agree that I do not like two of Pixars films - Cars was boring for me, and Wall-E was far too much of a message movie.

Senor Granto said...

Hahaha! I'm not totally against celeb voices but the ones they pick most of the time just don't have any range. I thought Robin Williams did a great job in Aladdin and was surprised to learn what characters he did after the fact but unfortunately it became the trend to use big names after that and took a lot of work away from veteran voice actors.