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2013-04-05 08:28:58 AM
The thing is, if you took out all references to Calvin and Hobbes, it would probably be a good movie.

/Stop farking with Mr Watterson's opus, asshats!
 
2013-04-05 08:38:35 AM
That was... not awful.
 
2013-04-05 08:52:36 AM

Ennuipoet: The thing is, if you took out all references to Calvin and Hobbes, it would probably be a good movie.

/Stop farking with Mr Watterson's opus, asshats!


After a certain point, people need to get over it (other than the stupid "Calivin Peeing" signs).   The original C&H comics  will always stand on its own, no matter what pardies and other things come along.

I have to agree, obviously the CGI wasn't all there and not exactly top notch acting, but, the story line premise actually is pretty strong drawing from the C&H strip, and suggesting that his imagination is able to have a "Nightmare on Elm Street" type of reality as he grows older.
 
2013-04-05 09:10:28 AM
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Mehhhh. It's already been done doc.
 
2013-04-05 09:26:05 AM
Now you know why good actors get paid the $$$ they do....

/Paging doctor eyebrow
 
2013-04-05 09:47:16 AM

dletter: Ennuipoet: The thing is, if you took out all references to Calvin and Hobbes, it would probably be a good movie.

/Stop farking with Mr Watterson's opus, asshats!

After a certain point, people need to get over it (other than the stupid "Calivin Peeing" signs).   The original C&H comics  will always stand on its own, no matter what pardies and other things come along.

I have to agree, obviously the CGI wasn't all there and not exactly top notch acting, but, the story line premise actually is pretty strong drawing from the C&H strip, and suggesting that his imagination is able to have a "Nightmare on Elm Street" type of reality as he grows older.


Nothing will change the original but I feel strongly we should respect Mr Watterson's wishes on the issue. He's been pretty clear that he feels these "homages" add nothing to the work and infringe on his intellectual property. I basically think if love something as much as people love C&H need respect the creator.
 
2013-04-05 09:57:02 AM
Take out the Calvin and Hobbes and give the story to someone like Guillermo del Toro and I'd watch it.
 
2013-04-05 10:36:56 AM

Ennuipoet: dletter: Ennuipoet: The thing is, if you took out all references to Calvin and Hobbes, it would probably be a good movie.

/Stop farking with Mr Watterson's opus, asshats!

After a certain point, people need to get over it (other than the stupid "Calivin Peeing" signs).   The original C&H comics  will always stand on its own, no matter what pardies and other things come along.

I have to agree, obviously the CGI wasn't all there and not exactly top notch acting, but, the story line premise actually is pretty strong drawing from the C&H strip, and suggesting that his imagination is able to have a "Nightmare on Elm Street" type of reality as he grows older.

Nothing will change the original but I feel strongly we should respect Mr Watterson's wishes on the issue. He's been pretty clear that he feels these "homages" add nothing to the work and infringe on his intellectual property. I basically think if love something as much as people love C&H need respect the creator.


I'd agree, if he weren't such a dick about it.  The good thing is, he'll eventually pass away and his greedy heirs will immediately begin looking around for someone to "carry on the torch of his legacy."  They'll slap a crappy C&H daily, cribbed from 30 year old Garfield strips, in every newspaper in the world, with Waterson's name on every panel.  Actually, that would happen even if he wasn't such a dick about it.  It just wouldn't be as satisfying to watch.

Best of all, the movie from TFA might get made.  It better have Calvinball in it, though.
 
2013-04-05 11:00:09 AM
This is what Kickstarter was made for.

/take my money, dammit!
 
2013-04-05 11:16:27 AM
Calvin and Hobbes already received a gritty reboot- it's called Fight Club
 
2013-04-05 11:16:35 AM
Wasn't sure what this reminded me of until Susie Derkins showed up . . .  Grow Up Timmy Turner with a dark twist.


/ susie > tootie
 
2013-04-05 11:44:34 AM
No. fark you. Stop it.
/DNWTFV
 
2013-04-05 12:11:13 PM
I don't know what the big deal is - they make it sound like people don't have those thoughts and manifestations all the time, like it's not normal or something...

...right?
 
2013-04-05 12:30:43 PM
So... videos now not only don't work in 720 (which has been happening for a while), but now they just don't play at all?

/hurr not just my computer
//tested on tons of different machines, in different internets, etc
 
2013-04-05 12:35:21 PM
Got it working in Chrome, haha hoh Google, you petty petty company.

Reboot looked cool, would love to see a Hollywood version. I would pay good money to see it.
 
2013-04-05 01:14:11 PM
Looks like a great movie premise.  I bet someone could do it with more subtle references that wouldn't infringe on copyrights.
 
2013-04-05 01:48:00 PM
Needed more Transmogrifier.
 
2013-04-05 02:37:36 PM
That was awesome.
 
2013-04-05 03:22:19 PM
Finally, finally my first green light! After all these years of trying...after all those links to hot Russian women doing crazy things almost in the nude...this, this is the link that goes green!

Now I have another (of the already hundreds of) reason to love Calvin and Hobbes...they are the comedy duo that just keep on giving. :)
 
2013-04-05 03:46:07 PM
I'd like to see a C&H/Kubrick Shining mash-up.
 
2013-04-05 03:58:07 PM
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2013-04-05 04:23:39 PM
That was actually very well-done. I'd pay to see the movie.
 
2013-04-05 05:37:37 PM
Calvin and Silent Hobbs... how original.
 
2013-04-05 05:42:15 PM
Calvin and Hobbes as adults. Isn't that basically Harvey, with Jimmy Stewart and his imaginary six-foot-tall white rabbit?
 
2013-04-05 05:42:38 PM

AlanSmithee: That was actually very well-done. I'd pay to see the movie.


Seconded
 
2013-04-05 06:30:36 PM

alienated: AlanSmithee: That was actually very well-done. I'd pay to see the movie.

Seconded


Thirded
 
2013-04-05 08:55:09 PM

Robots are Strong: Guillermo del Toro




Guillermo del Toro.

Not Rated.

H.P. Lovecraft.
 
2013-04-05 09:03:13 PM

bagumpity: Ennuipoet: dletter: Ennuipoet: The thing is, if you took out all references to Calvin and Hobbes, it would probably be a good movie.

/Stop farking with Mr Watterson's opus, asshats!

After a certain point, people need to get over it (other than the stupid "Calivin Peeing" signs).   The original C&H comics  will always stand on its own, no matter what pardies and other things come along.

I have to agree, obviously the CGI wasn't all there and not exactly top notch acting, but, the story line premise actually is pretty strong drawing from the C&H strip, and suggesting that his imagination is able to have a "Nightmare on Elm Street" type of reality as he grows older.

Nothing will change the original but I feel strongly we should respect Mr Watterson's wishes on the issue. He's been pretty clear that he feels these "homages" add nothing to the work and infringe on his intellectual property. I basically think if love something as much as people love C&H need respect the creator.

I'd agree, if he weren't such a dick about it.  The good thing is, he'll eventually pass away and his greedy heirs will immediately begin looking around for someone to "carry on the torch of his legacy."  They'll slap a crappy C&H daily, cribbed from 30 year old Garfield strips, in every newspaper in the world, with Waterson's name on every panel.  Actually, that would happen even if he wasn't such a dick about it.  It just wouldn't be as satisfying to watch.

Best of all, the movie from TFA might get made.  It better have Calvinball in it, though.


I disagree. I don't think that Watterson is being at all dickish. He simply intended Calvin & Hobbes to be a comic strip. He approved licensing of merchandising so long as it maintained the comic strip format. Thus, calendars, mugs, even T-shirts, etc. were fine so long as they reprinted one or more entire strips (at least twelve in the case of a calendar), and of course the book collections which do likewise; but not mugs or T-shirts or anything else that just showed a character or characters posed. Stuffed Hobbes dolls were right out, as were Underoos, blankets, posters (unless they reprinted [a] whole strip[s]), etc. No animation or live-action movies or TV series, because those aren't comic strips (and also he wanted Hobbes's voice in particular to be whatever voice the reader imagined, not one imposed on the imagination by some voice actor).

Yes, he would hate this. But he would probably like Hobbes & Bacon, which maintains the comic strip format and doesn't mess with the artistic style nor the "feel" of the characters. I wonder if he's aware of it?
 
2013-04-05 10:04:50 PM
the secret life of Walter Mitty,

Yeah, that's right I went old school


What, they are remaking it for real?
 
2013-04-05 10:15:56 PM
Isn't this just a scary "Ted"?
 
2013-04-05 11:32:16 PM
hobbeseption!
 
2013-04-06 12:00:40 AM
The Calvin actor's ears were...distracting.
 
2013-04-06 12:48:42 AM
I think comic strip Calvin would dig growing up into the gritty reboot.

I also hope Watterson sees this as a fan homage, not as people trying to profit off his ideas.
 
2013-04-06 12:59:37 AM
That was neat and all, but I prefer the reboot (only in internet comic form) where Calvin and Susie are married with a son of their own, and Calvin gives his son Hobbes, giving new life to the whole story.
 
2013-04-06 02:06:24 AM
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2013-04-06 02:47:37 AM
Calvin was given Ritalin and Hobbes turned back into a stuffed tiger.

Once Calvin reached puberty the paradoxical effect of Ritalin as a stabilizer would be gone and Calvin, enjoying the buzz from what is essentially speed, probably didn't tell his parents and they kept him supplied throughout high school.

After high school he ended up on the street because his parents were fed up with him.

So is all of this going on in his head as he's hunkered down in some piss-stank alley eating day old rock-hard bagels with his three remaining teeth and hoping that the shelter has mashed potatoes for dinner?
 
2013-04-06 07:02:21 AM

HotWingAgenda: That was neat and all, but I prefer the reboot (only in internet comic form) where Calvin and Susie are married with a son of their own, and Calvin gives his son Hobbes, giving new life to the whole story.


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Close enough?
 
2013-04-06 11:28:40 AM
I watch this.

Fark the haters.
 
2013-04-08 03:22:28 PM
So... are they making it?

/I know... I know...
 
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