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2012-12-05 09:32:14 AM  
4 votes:
MSG?
2012-12-05 03:43:11 PM  
2 votes:

peterthx: willfullyobscure:

You didn't pay attention to the movie. Doc Hudson called the press corps and he was forced to leave the town. Once the town realized what Doc had done, he felt guilty and went to the race with the other townsfolk (townscars?) to help McQueen.


BS. McQueen could have broken his contract and stayed. He's just be piss pot poor like the rest of the hicks and wastoids. He went back because he's used to his star lifestyle and never seriously thought about giving it up.

Oh and Doc Hudson, there's ANOTHER giant douchebag!! Has a great year, gets hurt, starts a comeback and then gets whiny beucase people aren't tonguing his choad like they did before the accident? How about you stick around and work your way back up, chump? Istead he moves to West Bumfark where he can be a shiftless, dirty old man and still have people treat him like King shiat! Then he gets sandy vag when people like the young hot car better than him, dimes him out, THEN, uses his fellow tards and hicks to stage his own comeback as a successful race manager.


This movie should have been called "Two Douchebags That are Cars"
2012-12-05 01:10:08 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-12-05 11:40:36 AM  
2 votes:

Shostie: DamnYankees: Cythraul: Brave has been released?! I was wondering what was taking them so long. Was it any good? I was hoping after what I heard about Cars 2, Brave would be awesome.

Its not. Brave is the very apex of "eh, its ok".

My wife really liked it. I haven't gotten around to seeing it.


Your wife is probably a lesbian.
2012-12-05 10:55:52 PM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: For the longest time Pixar's secret was in NOT doing things.

Then they started making sequels and it all went to shiat.


Their third movie was a sequel, but that's a fine theory.

/Unless you think "A Bug's Life" was their zenith.
2012-12-05 07:08:31 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: factoryconnection: Tangled (not Pixar)

I couldn't finish Tangled. First musical number and I ejected the DVD and sent it back to Netflix. Why does Disney keep doing that?


Probably because Disney makes musicals. And a musical without music is sort of pointless.
2012-12-05 05:49:17 PM  
1 votes:

brandent: Goonie_Goo_Goo: Watched "Brave" the other day. It looked strangely familiar...

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I was telling the kids the other day "you know Pixar has never made a bad movie". Well that's still true but before the Disney corruption you could honestly say "every movie Pixar has ever made has been super awesome!"

Brave wasn't really even good. Not bad but not good. Oh and a complete ripoff.


Ripoff of what pray tell?

Just because it had a character turned into a bear? That makes it Brother Bear? You must think ALIEN and Star Trek are exactly the same because they have spaceships and androids.
2012-12-05 05:25:06 PM  
1 votes:
"at the end of the day, I just make movies."
"at the end of the day, they'll end up loving it."
"At the end of the day, I've done my job as a storyteller."
"At the end of the day she's just a character.

geekandpoke.typepad.com
2012-12-05 03:39:36 PM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Tell me, does Merida strike something within you that disturbs you, and that's why you get defensive? Is it an urge that dare not speak its name?


Merida gives me the urge to part her like the red sea.

Hey, I have no shame in saying it, I think Merida is hot. I did not hesitate whipping it out and start spaking it to her. Until the cops showed up. Stupid asshole theater manager. Because of him, now I have to move by court order because I currently live within 50 yards of a school.

Boycott Cinemark!!!
2012-12-05 03:20:38 PM  
1 votes:
Watched "Brave" the other day. It looked strangely familiar...


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2012-12-05 03:09:19 PM  
1 votes:

Bluemookie: 8. Tory Story


This has potential.
2012-12-05 02:39:49 PM  
1 votes:

Hebalo: willfullyobscure: Plus Lightning McQueen is a douchebag. Seriously, think about it. He's a complete selfish tool and people around him not only put up with his shiat, they reward him for it and the ultimate lesson of the movie is that retards and hicks will do anything for you if you just act like enough of a dick to them.

OR.... The people around him make him atone for his dickishness (buy building a road), and his time spent with them makes him reconsider his behaviour, resulting in friendships with them, his turning down the big money for loyalty, and his moving to live with them, while the town prospers.

Seriously, did you watch a different movie? Or did you maybe think Lightning McQueen was the Green car?


He built the road to pay for tearing it up- straight equivalence. He did seem to enjoy the townspeople once he got bored with making fun of them, but he dropped them like a hot rock to go back to racing, where he was in a slump thanks to being a tool and suffering from boredom. No change there, he was still in a slump when he went back. The whole town experience could have been a bad dream as far as he was concerned. until the townspeople showed up on their own dime to support his race, with free tires, free special fuel and free pit work. He got exited and fired up to win because he realized he had a bunch of sycophants that turned their lives upside for him, not becuase they needed him or anything.

There's nothing to suggest Rust Eze wasn't paying him plenty of money, he was a star rookie with a fully equipped race team and clearly able to outperform the competition until he decided to go all Holden Caulfield on his sponsors. Dinoco was a prestige sponsor, not a money bill. He was embarrassed to be sponsored by a hemorrhoid cream--again, dickish all the way around.

He went back to Radiator Springs and brought them some business, sure, but why? So his race team could have cheap real estate and cheap labor and he could get some over the hill Porsche poon. About the only two times McQueen acted like a decent person where when he got Mater a ride in the copter and when Doc taught him how to drift on dirt. And even that! There is nothing douchebaggier than needing to be beaten into submission before you finally show some respect.

the ENTIRE lesson of that movie was: believe in yourself and other people will suck your dick. Cars 2 was much, much better, since he actually had to work for a living for once and they let Mater and the spy cars take lead in the story.
2012-12-05 02:26:02 PM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Burr: verbaltoxin: I shouldn't be sitting in a theater watching kids' movies, I'm an adult.

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/just because I have adult responsibilities now doesn't mean I need to stop enjoying childish things

And I've decided that means reading Ray Bradbury, drinking whiskey, home brewing beer, playing music, watching pro wrestling, and eating grilled, seasoned meats.

If you want to pay $10/head to watch digital bedtime stories, more power to you.


What a big boy you are!
2012-12-05 02:06:33 PM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: I shouldn't be sitting in a theater watching kids' movies, I'm an adult.


imgs.xkcd.com

/just because I have adult responsibilities now doesn't mean I need to stop enjoying childish things
2012-12-05 01:19:07 PM  
1 votes:

Slow To Return: DeltaPunch: Tangled is a good illustration of why Pixar is better than Disney. I thought it was OK -- the horse was funny -- but it wasn't a great movie at all. A good example of that difference is the music. At some point there's this break-it-down hip-hop beat or something, which totally breaks the "Renaissance" period mood of the movie. You can just see the corporate types asking each other "how can we jazzify this movie, make it more fresh and funky for the kids?"

That was pretty good.

Now do "Pampers vs. Huggies"

or "Similac vs. Infamil"

Kids everywhere are on pins and needles waiting on your insight.


So you waltz into a thread where everyone is talking about Disney/Pixar movies and proceed to post three separate comments berating the fact that adults are talking about kids movies?

What cracks ME up is that you have a daughter. Somewhere, there's a little girl whose father goes online and acts like a dick on anonymous website forums... what a role model you are!
2012-12-05 01:17:11 PM  
1 votes:

enry: NuttierThanEver: Also I see that the Pixar backlash has begun. God you all sound like a bunch of hipsters. "I haven't really been into Pixar since The Incredibles, no I'm watching animation by a small studio in Uzbekistan. You've probably never heard of it"

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You mean Czechoslovakia, right?


Ye Gods those were awful cartoons. The sounds were otherworldly bad. How do you screw up a cat chasing a mouse?
2012-12-05 12:57:41 PM  
1 votes:

enry: NuttierThanEver: Also I see that the Pixar backlash has begun. God you all sound like a bunch of hipsters. "I haven't really been into Pixar since The Incredibles, no I'm watching animation by a small studio in Uzbekistan. You've probably never heard of it"

[animationreview.files.wordpress.com image 425x323]

You mean Czechoslovakia, right?


video580.vkadre.ru

My favorite is Worker and Parasite
2012-12-05 12:57:27 PM  
1 votes:
They're not good. They're formulaic to the point of self-parody, written by committee, designed to elicit emotional responses as coldly and clinically as a science experiment on a monkey's brain, and don't have a shred of authenticity or artistic value to them. Pixar movies are to American culture as Wal*Mart and Best Buy are to the retail shopping experience. They encourage nothing but mindless consumption and predictable, uninteresting and ultimately unfulfilling, hollow emotional experiences that substitute for real life in a way that is psychically damaging.

Plus Lightning McQueen is a douchebag. Seriously, think about it. He's a complete selfish tool and people around him not only put up with his shiat, they reward him for it and the ultimate lesson of the movie is that retards and hicks will do anything for you if you just act like enough of a dick to them.
2012-12-05 12:48:12 PM  
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: Also I see that the Pixar backlash has begun. God you all sound like a bunch of hipsters. "I haven't really been into Pixar since The Incredibles, no I'm watching animation by a small studio in Uzbekistan. You've probably never heard of it"


animationreview.files.wordpress.com

You mean Czechoslovakia, right?
2012-12-05 12:42:30 PM  
1 votes:
Also I see that the Pixar backlash has begun. God you all sound like a bunch of hipsters. "I haven't really been into Pixar since The Incredibles, no I'm watching animation by a small studio in Uzbekistan. You've probably never heard of it"
2012-12-05 12:10:35 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Elandriel: Their writing staff appears to have taken a hit of some kind. Toy Story 3 for example was ridiculously good. Lately though their stories have been much more...uninspiring...

Toy Story 3 was a little heavy for little kids though.


I don't think you're giving little kids enough credit. They deserve to be left weeping uncontrollably at the end of the movie just like the rest of us.
2012-12-05 12:09:40 PM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: moothemagiccow: Cythraul: r1niceboy: I liked Brave, mind you I am Scottish, so got all the inside jokes.

I kept reading how a lot of Scots couldn't watch the film because the accents made them cringe.

The king was billy connolly, a scot, and merida was a scot, kelly mcdonald. Most of the main cast were Scottish. The remainders were British apart from John Ratzenberger

Yeah, but I heard somewhere that they were asked to alter their accents to fit more of what Americans think the Scottish accent should be. These are just forum rumors I'm repeating, by the way.


So you're proudly repeating nonsense?
2012-12-05 11:55:29 AM  
1 votes:

bdub77: Shostie: DamnYankees: Cythraul: Brave has been released?! I was wondering what was taking them so long. Was it any good? I was hoping after what I heard about Cars 2, Brave would be awesome.

Its not. Brave is the very apex of "eh, its ok".

My wife really liked it. I haven't gotten around to seeing it.

Your wife is probably a lesbian.


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