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    Posted: January 03 2007 at 12:32pm

Shrek was a movie that had a smart plot - it wasn't aiming itself at kids, but at an adult audience.  I saw "Shrek 2" in the movies, and the audience, however limited b/c it was an early evening weekday showing - was mostly late teens and older.  My mom and I, who were 50 and 21, respectively, enjoy movies like this, and saw it.  In fact, a guy who was younger than me told us to stay and see the end (the younger audience members already left) b/c he had seen it already.  While Shrek wasn't geared toward younger kids, while maintaining a PG rating, adults tend to appreciate it more.  I just don't see the same connection with "Arthur."

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Originally posted by wetbandit82

And a different attitudinal aim, too.  The reason classic and Renaissance-era Disney films before 1970, Pixar films now and, to a lesser extent, Don Bluth's films, work so well is that they're not cynical, or aimed solely at the air-headed crowd (sure, they'd claim Shrek worked this way, but Shrek worked because it put a good basic story with a strong heart alongside its satirical bits).  The classics tell their stories honestly and with feeling, and t hope to get everyone to like them, not just the children and/or adolescents. Indeed, it seems to be a stereotype in this country that animation in general is only for the young, when most of the best animated material in our history is not so limited in its aims. 

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By the way...another unoriginal, gives-its-medium-a-bad-name animated "fantasy" just hit theaters - "Happily N'Ever After". It's got a 6% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (even WORSE than "Arthur"!), so I believe a new topic for it is in order.
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This film opened in theaters nationwide this week, and got a lot of bad reviews from critics, many of whom thought that most of the voice cast (which does include Madonna) were pretty lame...
The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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HeadRAZZ, do you dislike Mia Farrow? You keep mentioning her in a
negative way when mentioning this movie.You also did that for The Omen remake. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: I have alwaze found Farrow's success and longevity to be inexplicable. Other than her curious (and widely divergent) choices in lifemates (Andre Previn, Frank Sinatra and Woody Allen -- Three men who have next-to-nothing in common except being famous) I find next-to-nothing about her (or any of her performances except in ROSEMARY'S BABY) interesting or appealing... 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ITbeast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2007 at 7:18am
That is most likely because she probably has not done anything really good or worth mentioning since Hannah and her sisters with her Ex.
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