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(Film.com)   Pixar goes old school with the first full-length trailer for Monsters University   (film.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-11 07:41:31 PM
8 votes:

Digitalstrange: B.L.Z. Bub: First time I saw the original was in a doctor's waiting room. (They put up movies to keep the kids distracted.) A family member was going through one of those medical scares that turns out to not be so scary but initially can freak you out. Long story short, the movie had me welling up by the end. I wonder if it would have the same effect if I watched it again without having to worry about whether someone close to me was dying.

I'm not a "Cry at movies" kind of guy but the ending "Kitty" line has me fighting them back every damn time. May have something to do with me being a single dad, I don't know


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SUPERMAN.
2013-02-11 03:50:09 PM
6 votes:

Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+


I didn't think it was bad either, but the fark consensus was that Cars 2 was awful.

Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR
2013-02-11 03:16:43 PM
5 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.


This isn't the sequel to  The Incredibles...
2013-02-11 03:25:30 PM
3 votes:

marcre3363: Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.


Three is too early. He won't remember it and will be too small for many attractions. I would wait until kindergarten for Disney.
2013-02-11 03:50:20 PM
2 votes:

Robert1966: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

"Cars" was fine, if not up to the usual Pixar standards. But "Cars II" was crap.


Cars II had a better character development arc than the first film.  And a better message.  And better "in-jokes".  it only suffered because of its association with the first film.  Had it been an original film with a new cast of characters, it'd have fared much better.
2013-02-11 03:40:33 PM
2 votes:
I've still yet to not enjoy a Pixar movie. Sure, Cars wasn't awesome, but it was watchable. Cars 2 was pandering, but the in jokes for car guys were hilarious.

Pixar movies are some of the very, VERY few I actually try to catch in the theater.
2013-02-11 03:21:15 PM
2 votes:
I love your movies pixar, I really do. But please start going back to new stories. I know everyone loves what you have already done (except Cars) but just move on and keep the creative ideas flowing. I'll still be optimistic about this movie but I was not really interested in seeing another Monsters Inc movie. I'm also not thrilled about a Finding Nemo 2.
2013-02-11 03:11:40 PM
2 votes:
Meh. Pixar jumped the shark with Luxo jr. Everything since has been pandering pabulum for the masses. But whatever. Enjoy your tripe, sheeple!
2013-02-12 04:13:25 AM
1 votes:
Pixar goes old school?  Oh sweet, they're going to do traditional animation, instead of that soulless CGI?  Oh, never mind, I must have misunderstood.
2013-02-12 02:18:38 AM
1 votes:

marcre3363: I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.


Some tips for you:
- I hope you live/staying near by.  Go early in the morning before the lines, and then around lunch head back for a nap.  Head back in the afternoon after he's all rested.
- When he starts to get tired, its time to stop and let him rest, even if daddy wants to ride just one more
- For little kids, you're pretty much limited to Fantasyland and Toon Town.  Probably also the Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise, and the long hike to Winnie the Pooh.
- Don't miss the cool animated diorama in the Castle.
- Pinocchio and Snow White might be too scary for him
2013-02-11 08:00:26 PM
1 votes:

doczoidberg: Why can't they make normal cartoons anymore?

What's with this fancy computer generated crap?


You have to balance intellectually valuable content(plot, character development, etc) within the equation.

Not many stories are driving enough to get people to stare at the more plain art of traditional animation.  That is a chore for the production side of the movie, as well as for the ADHD addled masses.

They throw millions in production value at the visual effects and starring voice actors(easiest stimulation of the senses, and they stop there because it can create a similar euphoria as mental stimulation), and pennies at the scripts.  No creativity or intellect needed to make, just technical skill.  Meets the criteria of the lowest common denominator and makes more sales because of it.
2013-02-11 06:37:20 PM
1 votes:

akula: I've still yet to not enjoy a Pixar movie. Sure, Cars wasn't awesome, but it was watchable. Cars 2 was pandering, but the in jokes for car guys were hilarious.

Pixar movies are some of the very, VERY few I actually try to catch in the theater.


Cars was a C+ at best, IMO. So I skipped Cars 2. Brave was another C effort. Everything else they've done has been awesome. Thing is though, they've been getting their butts kicked by other studios. The best animated films I've recently seen are Tangled (Disney) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks).
2013-02-11 06:35:58 PM
1 votes:

HMS_Blinkin: It's way easier, cheaper, and less labor-intensive than traditional cartoons.


I understand that in terms of real cel-animation vs, computer, but South Park has managed to make a CG engine make a product that looks like construction paper, can Disney really not make a CG program that spoofs the 2D, non-shaded, textureless cartoon graphics of the classic look? I can't imagine not rendering 3D graphics is harder to design than full 3D models of everything.
2013-02-11 05:30:34 PM
1 votes:
If it doesn't have Ickis, Oblina, Krumm and The Gromble, I'm skipping it.
2013-02-11 05:15:13 PM
1 votes:

thecpt: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

I didn't think it was bad either, but the fark consensus was that Cars 2 was awful.

Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR


Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't do any sequels at all.  What was wrong with the first one (of any particular movie) that you have to have a bunch more?  I'd rather see new stories.
2013-02-11 04:46:29 PM
1 votes:

teto85: MU looks like UC Berkeley.


Pixar is located right around the corner from Berkeley, so yeah that's not a real surprise.
2013-02-11 04:45:04 PM
1 votes:

bob_ross: Walt Disney himself said that he stood firmly on no sequels.


He also "borrowed" a lot of fairy tales for free under public domain and lobbied Congress to extend copyright on his own movies and cartoons.

I don't care if you do a sequel as long as it's done well...
2013-02-11 04:06:04 PM
1 votes:

akula: Pixar turning out a turd


I never liked Ratatoullie.  For some reason with all of their cartoonish styles, I couldn't get past a rat controlling the motor functions of a dorky guy by pulling his hair.  That and Oswalt's voice is nails on chalkboard to me.
2013-02-11 04:05:01 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: UP!


Also known as "Let's sucker-punch the viewers in the first 10 minutes!"

Have you noticed that Pixar seems to very much enjoy including 'adult fears' into their kids movies?

"Your wife has died to a vicious, psychotic killer, and now your son has been kidnapped! Your only companion is a clever yet short-term amnesiatic woman!"

/Yes I sort of stole that from TV tropes.

I wonder if that's why Miyazaki and Lassiter are close friends...
2013-02-11 03:55:56 PM
1 votes:

abrannan: Robert1966: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

"Cars" was fine, if not up to the usual Pixar standards. But "Cars II" was crap.

Cars II had a better character development arc than the first film.  And a better message.  And better "in-jokes".  it only suffered because of its association with the first film.  Had it been an original film with a new cast of characters, it'd have fared much better.


I really think if Cars 2 would have been Cars 1 (well, there would have taken some explanation for why a race car is friends with a POS tow truck), it would have been better received.

There's a bunch of folks who have been waiting and salivating at the thought of Pixar turning out a turd, and with Cars 2 being a sequel to their weakest film, it doesn't matter what the movie was actually like. The people waiting for something to complain about were going to turn out in droves talking about how the movie was crap. Never mind that the story was more original than the first movie and the jokes were better, they needed something to hate.
2013-02-11 03:45:58 PM
1 votes:
Hmm...hoping they saved their best stuff for the movie, because I didn't really see much in the trailer that screamed "SEE ME!"  Of course, I have kids, so I guess it doesn't matter.
2013-02-11 03:42:04 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: abrannan: Don't know about Disneyland, but Disney World was perfect for our son about three months before his third birthday.  They get in free under 3, and there are enough attractions that they can go no to make it worthwhile.

I would consider Disneyland more suitable for kids under 3.  But both work.


I prefer Disneyland because it's all in one place, distilled down to the essentials.   Disney World takes days to do properly.
2013-02-11 03:36:33 PM
1 votes:

ActionJoe: I love your movies pixar, I really do. But please start going back to new stories. I know everyone loves what you have already done (except Cars) but just move on and keep the creative ideas flowing. I'll still be optimistic about this movie but I was not really interested in seeing another Monsters Inc movie. I'm also not thrilled about a Finding Nemo 2.


Ah what?  PIXAR kicks out a sequel and you suddenly forget about Brave, UP!, WALL*E, Ratatouille, etc.  And The Good Monster is due next year.  And many people considered Toy Story 3 the best PIXAR movie released (I don't).

/and a shiat load of people loved Cars - with tie-ins, dvd sales, etc - it has made more coin for Pixar than any other movie
2013-02-11 03:26:03 PM
1 votes:
I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+
2013-02-11 01:25:19 PM
1 votes:
Can't wait, Pixar's best film.
 
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