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*** Official LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by KyleK, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. KyleK

    KyleK Well-Known Member

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    I have recently been seeing a lot of commercials for this questionably-titled movie, and sadly, they have all been screaming...crap. But I have been known to be wrong(on occasion) and Steve Martin can sometimes save a bad movie, although not in the case of Bringing Down the House...ugh. Fact is, though, I have not really heard anything about it from HTF folk. So, what do YOU think? Crap, or megacrap?

    Kyle[​IMG]
     
  2. Geoffrey_A

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    It looks like crap to me. I hope I'm wrong. What I would prefer to see is a Looney Tunes movie where it's all animated. I don't really understand why they feel the need to cram the Looney Tunes into the real world. It didn't work in Space Jam, why would they try it again? It's not that the idea is without merit, I'd just prefer to see an animated Looney Tunes movie as opposed to an animated/live action blend.
     
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    I never saw Space Jam but I have seen Back in Action. It's surprisingly not all that bad. The plot is a bit of a mess but overall it's a fun film for both kids and adults.

    Look for my review at the address below on Friday.
     
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    The problem is that there were something like 1,000 Looney Tunes shorts produced over the years. Just about everything that could be done, has been done with those characters. Not saying that it's impossible to make a good Looney Tunes movie, just that it's a way uphill battle to not repeat, or look tired.
     
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    I liked Space Jam. [​IMG]
     
  11. George See

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    Brennan your scaring me. [​IMG]

    Space Jam wasn't that bad, I don't regret watching it...but it needed more classic looney tunes moments and less uhmmm I dunno Michael Jordan sports underdogs movie moments.....something like that. If i want the feel good sports movie i'll throw in a copy of Hoosiers works for me everytime.

     
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    Space Jam might not have worked, but Who Framed Roger Rabbit? certainly did.
     
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    It really looks like it will be a lot of fun.

    It's a Joe Dante film, has animation direction by Eric Goldberg, has Joe Alaskey doing the voices for Bugs and Daffy, is a PANAVISION movie apparently, and has a great cast.

    I hope it's as good as it looks.
     
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    I was in Las Vegas while they were filming it. Jenna Elfman (or her stunt double) looked pretty hot. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the Looney Tunes characters are too one dimensional to ever be used in a feature length movie: fully animated or animation/live action.

    The characters and their personalities were designed for six minute shorts and that is where they work the best. I watched SPACE JAM and it definitely showed the limitations of the characters in a sustained storyline.

    Disney's characters such as Mickey Mouse can be adapted to a longer format film a little easier, because old man Walt always stressed story first. The Looney Tunes characters were designed for slapstick, sight gag comedy.

    I hope I turn out to be wrong, but when I looked at the trailer for the latest film the same feeling of a round peg being pounded into a square hole hit me.
     
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    A tidbit I picked up last night on Conan. Brendan Fraser did the voice of the Tazmanian Devil. The producers overheard his imitation one day and found it to be just about right. His imitation last night certainly sounded a lot like Taz although I doubt very much Taz would have farted in a family picture. [​IMG]
     

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