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A Diabetically Dangerous "Entertainment"!

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Category: FORUMS on 2006 MOVIES w/LYNX!
Forum Name: ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES
Forum Discription: Mia Farrow, Snoop Dogg and Madonna Star -- Where's the Emergency Exit Again?!?!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1577
Printed Date: September 01 2014 at 6:58am


Topic: A Diabetically Dangerous "Entertainment"!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: A Diabetically Dangerous "Entertainment"!
Date Posted: December 26 2006 at 4:58am

AN ENTIRE MOVIE DEVOTED to CHARACTERS THAT LOOK LIKE THOSE HIDEOUS 1960s TROLL TOYS...and FEATURING MIA FARROW and the VOICES of MADONNA, SNOOP DOGG and JIMMY FALLON -- SOUND LIKE FUN to YOU? DIDN'T THINK SO! 

Troll #1: "Lookit me! I'm blowin' Fairy Dust out my ass!"



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: December 26 2006 at 9:27am
The first review is positive and it is from Slant of all places.


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: December 26 2006 at 5:04pm
Somewhere, Walt Disney is having a migraine for the ages, seeing what lugs of all sizes are doing to his beloved medium (and his dictum of story over subsentence).  Let's all wish upon a star, and pray it's only a passing fad! 

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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: December 28 2006 at 3:41am
Why do I think this title will be a prediction of what I will find in the theater?? A man named Arthur, surrounded by hundreds of empty seats...

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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date Posted: December 28 2006 at 11:49am

Oh no, is this one of those "human kid becomes a cartoon" kind of movies?  Been there, done that, and have never seen any of them!  Too embarrassing!

Allison :-)



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"It's like some people do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad." - Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) "Wayne's World"


Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date Posted: December 28 2006 at 11:49am

Yeah...I just pictured it.  Most excellent prediction!

Allison :-)  

Originally posted by Razzilla

Why do I think this title will be a prediction of what I will find in the theater?? A man named Arthur, surrounded by hundreds of empty seats...



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"It's like some people do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad." - Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) "Wayne's World"


Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: December 29 2006 at 12:38am

Madonna is getting raves across the board.

Response from Head RAZZberry: Mayhaps Madonna isn't getting her usual ripping reviews, but the film itself is hardly a hit with critics. Opening in limitied release in New York and LA, it is currently (9:35am/PST on 12-29-06) getting a troll-sized 20% Approval Rating at Rotten Tomatoes ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/arthur_and_the_invisibles/ - LINK )...



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Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date Posted: December 29 2006 at 10:04am

I smell another "Swept Away" for Madonna - my brother is one of the few people who actually "rented" that movie (from the video store we both used to work at). At least he didn't pay to see it!  LOL!

Allison :-)



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"It's like some people do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad." - Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) "Wayne's World"


Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: December 30 2006 at 12:28pm
I already mentioned in another thread about the 14% (and I predict falling fast) numbers at RT... Perhaps it might be even safe to say a Razzie nod will go with it???



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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: December 31 2006 at 10:22am
This is like Lady in the water in which the problem is with the writer/director not with any of the actors really. Madonna is not the star and it can hardly be another Swept Away when she actually is not getting Swept Away reviews, though if some people just want to give Madonna a razzie nomination for existing like they did with Die Another Day or for some bizarre reason Truth or Dare there will be probably no stopping them.


Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: December 31 2006 at 11:20am
I'm not sure if Madonna would get a Razzie nod for her performance this time...but the movie as a whole should get at least one...

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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: December 31 2006 at 11:21am

Uh...maybe I'm giving Arthur too much credit???

Originally posted by AllisonSNLKid

Yeah...I just pictured it.  Most excellent prediction!  Allison :-)  

Originally posted by Razzilla

Why do I think this title will be a prediction of what I will find in the theater?? A man named Arthur, surrounded by hundreds of empty seats...





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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date Posted: January 01 2007 at 5:27am

Good old Arthur...not to be confused with the drunken british one that Dudley Moore played to to a "t"!!! 

Originally posted by Razzilla

Originally posted by AllisonSNLKid

Yeah...I just pictured it.  Most excellent prediction! Allison :-)  


Originally posted by Razzilla

Why do I think this title will be a prediction of what I will find in the theater?? A man named Arthur, surrounded by hundreds of empty seats...



Uh...maybe I'm giving Arthur too much credit???

 

 

Allison :-)



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"It's like some people do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad." - Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) "Wayne's World"


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: January 02 2007 at 4:28am

Here, here! We need better writing talent on these movies...

Originally posted by wetbandit82

Somewhere, Walt Disney is having a migraine for the ages, seeing what lugs of all sizes are doing to his beloved medium (and his dictum of story over subsentence).  Let's all wish upon a star, and pray it's only a passing fad! 

 



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Self-Proclaimed Cartoon Geek


Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: January 02 2007 at 7:05am
Acting talent...better direction...a studio head with half a brain... You name it, they need it!

Originally posted by ArtGirl138

Here, here! We need better writing talent on these movies...

Originally posted by wetbandit82

Somewhere, Walt Disney is having a migraine for the ages, seeing what lugs of all sizes are doing to his beloved medium (and his dictum of story over subsentence).  Let's all wish upon a star, and pray it's only a passing fad! 



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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: January 03 2007 at 12:07pm
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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Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date 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."

Allison :-) 

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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"It's like some people do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad." - Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) "Wayne's World"


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: January 05 2007 at 1:19pm
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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Self-Proclaimed Cartoon Geek


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: January 12 2007 at 4:19pm
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...

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The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.


Posted By: jb razz
Date Posted: May 15 2007 at 6:03am

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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Posted By: ITbeast
Date 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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The "Networking IT" Movie Buff!

Words to live by:
"Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million." - Arnold Schwarzenegger



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