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« on: March 20, 2009, 12:55:20 AM »

OMG!  I loved this book as a kid, and now they're making it into a movie!  I wonder how it's going to hold up- should I skip it and let my good memories stay or risk them all?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 01:22:14 AM »

That's awesome!  I just mentioned it in the kid's book thread a few weeks ago!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 01:58:06 AM »

Huh, I've never actually heard of that book. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 01:37:11 PM »

I could probably recite this book by heart, along with many many many others.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 04:22:49 PM »

A great book but how do you make a movie out of that.....
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 06:03:25 AM »

just saw this on Starz and thought it was pretty fun.  didn't realize it had both Bruce Campbel and Mr. T doing voice work for it plus Doogie as a monkey!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 02:53:02 PM »

This movie was one of my favourite surprises last year. I thought it had some absolutely hilarious moments and was really well put together.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 04:40:14 PM »

kids really like it, and while it isn't as good as some of the other book-movie conversions (horton hears a who is the best in that category, imo) it was pretty enjoyable. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 05:02:01 PM »

I watched this on a flight (it was free) and really enjoyed it too. There was plenty in there for the adults as well as the kids. I had never read the book, though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 05:06:17 PM »

The movie has next to nothing to do with the book.

I, too, was really surprised with how much I liked it.  Really very funny thoughout.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 05:53:04 PM »

I noticed this is on instant play for netflix right now so I added it to my list.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 06:06:00 PM »

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2010, 04:40:14 PM

...(horton hears a who is the best in that category, imo)... 

Really?  I thought Horton ranks right up with Shrek 3 and Cat in the Hat as one of the most unfunny "kids" movies I've ever seen.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 06:58:37 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on May 28, 2010, 06:06:00 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2010, 04:40:14 PM

...(horton hears a who is the best in that category, imo)... 

Really?  I thought Horton ranks right up with Shrek 3 and Cat in the Hat as one of the most unfunny "kids" movies I've ever seen.

yeah, but then we didn't have the strong negative reaction to those movies either.  i thought that the animation and voice casting was pretty good and it had enough funny parts for both kids and adults.  i do think it's better than both of those movies you listed though, and while it's no pixar movie, it's still pretty good.  i enjoyed it more than the last ice age for example, and certainly more than the last few disney offerings. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 07:02:21 PM »

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2010, 06:58:37 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 28, 2010, 06:06:00 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2010, 04:40:14 PM

...(horton hears a who is the best in that category, imo)... 

Really?  I thought Horton ranks right up with Shrek 3 and Cat in the Hat as one of the most unfunny "kids" movies I've ever seen.

yeah, but then we didn't have the strong negative reaction to those movies either.  i thought that the animation and voice casting was pretty good and it had enough funny parts for both kids and adults.  i do think it's better than both of those movies you listed though, and while it's no pixar movie, it's still pretty good.  i enjoyed it more than the last ice age for example, and certainly more than the last few disney offerings. 

The last Ice Age was pretty dreadful IMHO. I saw it at a drive in double feature with Half-Blood Prince and I couldn't wait for it to end.

How to Train Your Dragon I also thought was a cut above most of the animated movies that have come out.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 07:06:50 PM »

one of my favorite scenes.  I love Steve the monkey!
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 07:30:25 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 28, 2010, 07:02:21 PM

How to Train Your Dragon I also thought was a cut above most of the animated movies that have come out.

Agreed, that one was fantastic.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010, 07:32:56 PM »

i've heard that.  wife and daughter went and loved it.  we'll end up with it on dvd eventually.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2010, 09:15:25 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on May 28, 2010, 06:06:00 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2010, 04:40:14 PM

...(horton hears a who is the best in that category, imo)... 

Really?  I thought Horton ranks right up with Shrek 3 and Cat in the Hat as one of the most unfunny "kids" movies I've ever seen.

No way.   Horton was good.  Certainly much better than the other movies you mentioned.  Critics thought so, too.  78% compared to Shrek 3's 41%
and Cat in the Hat's abysmal 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2010, 02:23:19 AM »

We just finished watching this on Blu Ray, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  Awesome from beginning to end.
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2010, 06:06:34 AM »

Yep, this one was fantastic, and the soundtrack is excellent too.
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