Looks good. Looks like a Wes Anderson movie. Like the low-tech approach to the animation.
Not sure about Clooney’s line readings.
I’d rather just see a live-action Starfox.
C’mon, DeeZee, they already made G.I. Joe just for guys like you.
Never been a fan of Joe, to be honest. Collected a couple toys, but TF was my money-pit when I was a kid. But all I know is this one’s going to totally bomb.
That’s it, if Daniel says it’s going to bomb, I’m going to the Hollywood Stock Exchange and investing all my $ in it right now…
I think Paramount should throw a party at this point. Any time DZ says a film will bomb it’s guaranteed to be a gigantic success. Wonderful news!
Roth: The verdict’s still out on Watchmen. And I was right about Potter 6.
You were never right about anything. GI JOE is guaranteed 175 domestic now. Paramount should send you flowers.
G.I. Joe will be lucky if it nabs $100 million domestic. It looks like the director just slapped together a montage of Paramount’s bombs, and then tried to give it a brand name.
Okay, it’s going to make 220 now.
This should have British voices.
i love how this still looks extemely Wes Anderson-y with the camera setups and the quirks. Can’t wait.
Am I the only one that sees this more like a really smart and tactical move on his part than reason to celebrate?
I doubt that I am the only one to think, in the parlance of Wes World, that he needs to “shake things up and shag ass” by getting totally out of his own zip code. He has been slumming it as far as I am concerned since the RT’s living off of the royalties of his prior achievements and goodwill.
From the looks of the trailer (which I really adored), I’m calling this two steps forward and one back. I think the children’s format and animation work totally in his favor. However, his schtick seems to remain the same (explosives, getaway plans, masks, etc.); this would seem a good one-time move but not much more.
If Wes were traded publicly, I am not sure I would upgrade his LT prospects at this point b/c I think this move isn’t one that offers a glimpse of artistic diversification, but rather a very wise retreat into a format that will buy him temporary goodwill.
You know a Woody Allen movie when you see one but the man has made all sort of story and doesn’t rely on crutches like I think Wes does (went from nutty comedies to smart romantic pieces to straight adult dramas). What I want to see is an exciting departure like we saw from J. Demme w/ Rachel Getting Married; say what you will about the movie – it had its own style going on that I think shows an artist finding exciting new inspiration.
I’ll say RGM was brilliant.
And you also need to consider that this film took over three years to make and any calculation on his part was in the past, and around the time Life Aquatic was released.
Wow, I cant wait for the holiday season, two classic children’s books, FOX & WILDTHINGS are being properly reinterpreted for the cinema. Thankfully without the cheap Michael Bay CGI and a lackluster Akiva Goldsmith type screenplay. I guess it’s a blessing of sorts that idiots waste money on regular Friday night drool delivered weekly; that way film snobs such as myself can appreciate the magic and history when you see actual talent on the screen and admire the work they likely had to put forth in order to remove hands from ruining it inorder to achieve a high rating in hicksville. True the cinema is the democracy theater but it should also be recognized for what it will remain: art.
nodirectionhome: Haven’t read the source material for ‘Fox, but I hope they don’t handle ‘Wild Things the other wrong way. For example, I hope Jonze doesn’t “explain” the nature of the world and the monsters, make the kid an asshole in the beginning, so he can be redeemed at the end, and have the boy and the monsters fight some major battle near the end.
Matilda is a great book, but they did a ham-fisted Danny DeVito adaptation sometime in the ’90s that was as shit and generic as it gets. They should do a proper version of that. In England.
This looks okay but I feel like the trailer is misrepresenting it. I’d have preferred a British cast but whatever. And why is the rat the same size as the fox? Nevermind.
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