Originally Posted by djkest
Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion I suppose, but that's kind of a shallow an uninformed viewpoint, in MY opinion. Animated movies are more than just for kids. In fact, there are plenty of "human" movies as you put it that are much dumber and less worth watching than some of the animated masterpieces. You don't need actor's faces to have emotion, have a story, etc. Have you seen Toy Story 3 for example, that won an Oscar? Seen the clever humor and pop-culture references in the SHREK movies that kids will never even get? Seen the origional Kung-Fu Panda?
You might look down on animated movies, but they are sometimes very technically proficient and highly entertaining. The first KFP movie looked absolutely stunning on my LCD/LED display and sounded fantastic as well. In a world where more than half of the traditional films are garbage, I welcome well crafted and polished animated movies.
Oh and, based on this review and my love of the first movie, I gave this a blind buy: I'm sure I won't be dissapointed. And BRAVO to Dreamworks, proving that Pixar doesn't have a monopoly on excellent animation.
I'm sorry, but since I supplied you with either none of my viewing history or, more importantly, my reasoning
as to why I consider them largely marginal "adult" viewing you're characterization of my opinion is of course baseless and in this case, wholly inaccurate.
The reality that there exists thousands of terrible traditional films is of course meaningless to my contention. The point that there's quippy one-liners that only adults will "catch" in these movies is worse, still. Yeah, I note those and appreciate them...that's what brings some of these cartoons into "palatable" adult territory.
The fact is (to me anyway) that these movies are all but unavoidable to people who have kids so Pixar and company have keenly made them serviceable for the adults who accompany them. That doesn't mean that anything beyond a fantastically small percentage of them sit down and choose to watch them by themselves (alone). And there's a good reason for it. They are still made
Now I realize such a statement will draw every adult who does
out of the woodwork and into this thread, but that doesn't change the fact that they're in the microscopic minority (adults who watch these movies by themselves).
Further, the material that what will enterain a grown adult and a 6 year old are generally polar opposites and precisely why these movies are usually just passable for one or the other (the precise opposing argument can be made for wholly "adult" cartoons: outside of the pretty colors, children will be largely unentertained by them.
If you take issue with that idea, then your debate is rather of a philoshical nature which is entirely beyond the scope of thie thread.