Originally Posted by rezzy Oinkster
, you've never seen a bad Pixar film til now? You must've slept through Brave
; they certainly put me to sleep..
My in-laws are nuts about their alleged Scottish heritage.
Therefore, I wasn't allowed to snooze....
Originally Posted by rezzy
..in fact, their dominance seems to be slippin' away to Dreamworks.
DreamWorks always seemed to play 2nd fiddle to Pixar....
What releases has DW done recently you would recommend?
Originally Posted by Toe
I loved both of those. While some have been better vs others, I still have not seen a bad Pixar film and after watching MU last night, that has not changed. I actually thought it was close to on par with the first and I did not feel this was a straight kids film like I have with some animated movies I have watched.
I left after 45 minutes; I can't really testify to what happened after that.
Originally Posted by darthrsg
Brave. Cars. Cars 2.
1) Much of the jokes in Brave has to do with having more than a little knowledge of Scotland and its people.
2) Again....much of the jokes in the Cars movies has to do with having more than a little knowledge of auto racing.
That SHOULDN'T have been the case, but it is what Pixar did.
FWIW, I do know more than a little Scotland and auto racing.
Therefore, I enjoyed these movies very much....
However....if I wasn't knowledgeable on these subjects, I can see how these films would bomb.
MU is very close to those stinkers. It had some interesting ideas but I felt it wasn't very funny. MI isn't all that funny but there's a great story there. I almost would have rather MU been more like Revenge of the Nerds. At least then you could have gotten some lift from bullying and acceptance themes. I wished it were a sequel but alas it seems like a money grab and product placement that fits in with that Disney Skylander stuff.
do you think Disney was aiming MU?
I just recently showed the original Monsters Inc to my 2 year old about 2 months ago and we've damn near watched it everyday since. MU comes along and she walks away 30 minutes in. MI she will sit through all the way. It's the only Pixar movie she will watch.
Your Little One has great taste.