Thu, Dec. 27th, 2012, 06:31 pm
The Two Projects In This Test Footage May Be Cancelled Now. For All Our Sakes, Pray That They Are.
No, seriously, this is a thing
. A very wrong, very bad thing, continuing Mr. Murphy's collection of -- how shall I put this? -- utter cinematic shit. And the Marvin....
In a number of ways, mostly related to televised media, I had a perfectly good childhood. Leave it the hell alone.This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1590008.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Dear God in heaven. Those are execrable.
Some years ago, I remember seeing "new, improved" versions of Daffy, Bugs, and the other Looney Tunes gang. They were drawn to look more like slick superhero types, were not funny at all, and were just So Wrong. My hope is that they went away after one season, but I have no idea. (Or, no--I saw them on CBS This Morning with my then-young great niece and nephew. So I hope they never actually came to fruition--probably a forlorn hope.)
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the 411.
Eeeugh. So glad i missed that one.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Why are they even thinking about this as long as Scatman Crothers is dead?
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
This is actually a secret plan to solve the energy crisis. They're attaching generators to graves. The spinning should generate several thousand megawatts of power per minute.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
loriruadh: Oh yuck...
Well, *I* won't be watching these. I'm not fond of live-action distortions of my favorite cartoons.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
roman_mclaze: Re: Oh yuck...
Every now and then you get a bright point in one, though.
For example, I though the *Scooby Doo* live-action movie was atrocious, but that Matthew Lillard's portrayal of Shaggy was a thing of beauty.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
bayushisan: Re: Oh yuck...
Just an fyi on this Matthew Lillard also does the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc. I only found out that little detail after watching several of the first season episodes.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
Those were definitely painful. That was enough on both of them. Time to write a better script and go back to the cartoon version. A MUCH better place for those characters.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Must they continue to make God cry?
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
I blame Michael Bay who make it OK to update the classics and add potty humor. What's next? Smurfs 2? Oh wait.... (I'm not posting the YouTube clip. You're welcome.)
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Brain bleach please! Stat!
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
You know what annoyed me most? I do a better Marvin voice than the hack they dug up.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
bayushisan: *HEAD DESK*
WHY?!! By all that is good in the universe why would they do that? The only thing missing in the trifecta of terrible is for it to have been directed by Uwe Bolle.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
"The Pink Panther" was brilliant. Just about every other cartoon done in the 70s (esp. tied in with pop culture fads) sucked raw donkey lungs - and I'm speaking as someone who was glued to the set every Saturday morning during that time.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
You know, the Marvin the Martian piece isn't bad...
...as a two-minute short. As a film, I can only say that I have found another reason to alphabetize my socks next December.
As for Hong Kong Phooey...what, they have a comic character in the slapstick vein, and they go for toilet jokes? The original show respected its viewers' intelligence more. (I can't believe that I just typed that, even if it is true.)