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  • StarchildHypocrethes 21 Jul 2009 22:32:37 26,629 posts
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    I agree with the gibbon of death.

    I just don't get the appeal of his films.
  • Goban 21 Jul 2009 22:50:49 9,107 posts
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    squarejawhero wrote:
    I'm just hoping it doesn't suffer from the same problems that unfortunately ended up with Despereaux underperforming so badly.
    What problems would those be?
  • localnotail 21 Jul 2009 23:01:01 23,093 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    I agree with the gibbon of death.

    I just don't get the appeal of his films.

    maybe you lack the "whimsy" gene?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 21 July 2009 23:10:31
    Goban wrote:
    squarejawhero wrote:
    I'm just hoping it doesn't suffer from the same problems that unfortunately ended up with Despereaux underperforming so badly.
    What problems would those be?

    Not being as good as it should've been. ;)
  • Goban 21 Jul 2009 23:48:46 9,107 posts
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    Well yes, I was hoping for greater insight. Lots of kids films aren't as good as they should be, that doesn't always mean that they don't perform at the box office.
  • paul_haine 30 Jul 2009 20:28:10 4,205 posts
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    Trailer
  • M83J01P97 30 Jul 2009 20:35:56 6,712 posts
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    Pleasantly surprised by that. Anderson's quirkiness certainly shines through.

    But (and this is probably just the trailer) the voices sounded really tinny...
  • faux-C 30 Jul 2009 20:40:23 9,643 posts
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    I think it looks ruddy brilliant.

    He seems to be pretty good at the whole "obviously British" thing too.
  • BillMurray 30 Jul 2009 20:56:35 7,916 posts
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    Used to love the book when I was a kid and i'm pleasantly surprised with the trailer.
  • RedSparrows 30 Jul 2009 21:24:56 24,264 posts
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    I am steadily growing to like Wes Anderson films.
  • neilch 30 Jul 2009 21:40:43 741 posts
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    CHAOS REIGNS
  • Ged42 30 Jul 2009 21:50:38 7,812 posts
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    Looks fun :D
  • Deleted user 30 July 2009 22:44:32
    I'm sorry, but I'm with the commentator from the link.

    The animation and style is lovely, but the direction is so flat it's cardboard. I'm not sure I could watch that all the way through... his signature style simply doesn't work like this.
  • ecu 1 Aug 2009 18:51:50 77,327 posts
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    It looks okay, but as with many book-to-movie adaptions, I find the movie often comes across as being much more serious than the original material intended. The book is very light hearted and almost jovial, a fun yarn for kids, about a group of foxes that outsmart some farmers that want rid of them. That trailer makes it look like Oceans Eleven with foxes.
  • absolutezero 1 Aug 2009 18:54:28 7,956 posts
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    I hate Anderson and I really hate the raping of my childhood.

    Looking forward to this then. :/
  • Tomo 1 Aug 2009 19:01:04 13,989 posts
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    Looks terrible to me. Stylistically it's gorgeous, but it's like a fucking Will Ferrell movie or something. Gah.
  • Deleted user 1 August 2009 19:02:48
    ecureuil wrote:
    It looks okay, but as with many book-to-movie adaptions, I find the movie often comes across as being much more serious than the original material intended. The book is very light hearted and almost jovial, a fun yarn for kids, about a group of foxes that outsmart some farmers that want rid of them. That trailer makes it look like Oceans Eleven with foxes.

    Oceans Eleven is exactly what I was thinking when I watched that trailer. Damn Clooney and his capers. It even has a sixties style to it oddly enough.
  • Ged42 30 Sep 2009 20:09:47 7,812 posts
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    New Trailer
    Seems to be quite a departure from the book, but still looks good
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 07:21:32
    do like :D
  • terminalterror 15 Oct 2009 00:05:38 18,937 posts
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    Saw this tonight*, and really loved it. It certainly felt like being both a Roald Dahl film and a Wes Anderson film. I can't remember the book since I last read it in childhood, so can't comment on how much it has changed, but it was supremely enjoyable.

    The animation was great, and quite different from both the Aardman style and the Henry Selick (Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas) style. Nowhere near as sumptious and impressive (not that it wasn't impressive, just nowhere near the standards set by Aardman or Selick), but with oodles of charm. It felt a little like a bigger budget version of stop motion childrens shows like Fireman Sam.


    *[smug]
    At the BFI London Film Festival Opening Night Gala, which also happened to be the World Premiere of the film :D
    Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Bill Murray and loads of the rest of the cast were there.
    [/smug]
  • kdsh7 15 Oct 2009 00:51:13 1,179 posts
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    Good to hear, really looking forward to this! A couple of guys at work went to the premiere too, it'll be interesting hearing their thoughts tomorrow.
  • Tomo 15 Oct 2009 01:06:13 13,989 posts
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    Encouraging... Although the trailer really, really put me off.
  • pistol 15 Oct 2009 10:09:06 13,019 posts
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    I'm actually quite keen to see this as it was one of my favourite books as a kid and I've recently been reading it to my daughter.

    Boggis and Bunce and Bean..
    One fat, one short, one lean..
  • terminalterror 15 Oct 2009 10:49:38 18,937 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    Encouraging... Although the trailer really, really put me off.

    I deliberately avoided the trailer before seeing it (I always enjoy films more when they are totally new and fresh to me).

    I've just watched the trailer, and despite including a lot of the best bits (as trailers usually do), the fast trailer pacing totally ruins most of them. Light, peculiar and whimsical tends not to come across well in a trailer (or if it did, wouldn't encourage many people to go spend their money seeing it).
  • the_dudefather 15 Oct 2009 10:51:41 9,418 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    I'm actually quite keen to see this as it was one of my favourite books as a kid and I've recently been reading it to my daughter.

    Boggis and Bunce and Bean..
    One fat, one short, one lean..

    these horrible crooks,
    so different in looks,
    are equally horrible and mean!

    I still remember it!

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • DaM 2 Dec 2009 13:26:24 13,537 posts
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    My 5 your old spotted a poster for it a while ago - "I don't remember that in the book...."

    Not as bad as Where the Wild Things Are obviously, where they have stretched 10 lines into a film!
  • localnotail 2 Dec 2009 13:29:12 23,093 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Not as bad as Where the Wild Things Are obviously, where they have stretched 10 lines into a film!

    Ah but they've made magic from it though, like a forest from a single seed. It's glorious.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • DaM 2 Dec 2009 13:35:31 13,537 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    DaM wrote:
    Not as bad as Where the Wild Things Are obviously, where they have stretched 10 lines into a film!

    Ah but they've made magic from it though, like a forest from a single seed. It's glorious.

    It does look good! Guaranteed to make me cry though, especially when that song kicks in...!
  • localnotail 2 Dec 2009 13:38:01 23,093 posts
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    I started crying about half way through and it wasn't even a sad bit. Didn't stop til the end. There is something immensely cathartic captured within it, I can't explain it.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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