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Post by James » February 3rd, 2007, 12:53 am

To be fair, those extreme Pixar fanboys could probably look at some of the things you've written and have the same reaction! :)

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Post by Groaning » February 3rd, 2007, 3:31 am

I can't imagine how someone can be such a DW (!) fanboy.
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Post by Meg » February 3rd, 2007, 1:39 pm

Why not? They have made some very good movies, and they have a lot of talented people over there. There ARE other studios besides Pixar around, you know.

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Post by Dacey » February 4th, 2007, 1:15 pm

Fanboy? Vi's a girl, Groaning. ;)
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Post by ShyViolet » February 5th, 2007, 12:28 am

Yeah! :)







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Post by Groaning » February 7th, 2007, 1:57 pm

Meg wrote:Why not? They have made some very good movies, and they have a lot of talented people over there. There ARE other studios besides Pixar around, you know.
I know that there are other studios.
I love the work of Aardman, Gibhli and Disney.
Shrek 1 was a great movie, no question. But Dreamworks just is too much fluffy-puffy 'Let's put funny characters in it! With a moral! Oooh, the shark/ogre wasn't supposed to do this, but we have to put the fairy in it!!!And a super-duper movie will it do!'
Examples: Shrek 2, Shark Tale and Over the Hedge.
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Post by Ben » February 7th, 2007, 5:53 pm

For me, DreamWorks' movies fall into two, maybe three camps.

Though mostly comedy, there are the real ones with heart: Prince Of Egypt, Shrek, Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit, Spirit.

There are the straight funny comedies: Over The Hedge, Antz, hopefully Bee Movie.

And then there are the noisy, flashy and ultimately empty near disasters: Shark Tale, Madagascar, Sinbad.

I know none of you will agree, but get where I'm coming from?

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Post by ShyViolet » February 7th, 2007, 7:56 pm

I see some of your points Ben, but even though I liked Sinbad and Madagascar, (and Shark Tale) I think you analyzed it well. :)

I don't think every DW movie is a MASTERPIECE, but like you said there are ones with real heart. And then there are the not-so-great ones. :?
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Post by Jeroen » February 24th, 2007, 6:10 am

I agree with you Ben

Although I thought over the hedge was really overrated.

When 2d makes a revival, I'm really hoping dreamworks will bring 2d back as well.
They weren't all that good but every single one of them looked amazing visually.

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Post by Meg » February 24th, 2007, 8:22 am

Hey Ben, have you seen Flushed Away yet?

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Post by Ben » February 25th, 2007, 1:56 pm

We're getting our review screener in hopefully this week and I'll be doing the review.

I have an Open Season review on the way for later this week.

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Post by Dacey » February 25th, 2007, 2:13 pm

I'm eager to hear what you thought of both, as always.
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Post by Ben » February 25th, 2007, 2:26 pm

Thanks WJ. :)

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Post by Meg » February 25th, 2007, 6:04 pm

Oh, I rented Open Season a few days ago...Pretty movie, indeed, but poor overall.

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Post by Daniel » February 25th, 2007, 9:00 pm

How ironic, I just saw both these films the other day! :)

Flushed Away was better than I expected. I loved the story, the characters, and the overall fun of it. Like Meg, I enjoyed this a lot more than Monster House. Oh, and I loved the slugs! They were so cute, and they always got a chuckle out of me! :lol:

Open Season again, better than I expected. From the previews, it just looked like a rip-off of Madagascar and The Wild, but somehow manages to be a little more independant. I really loved the relationship between, Boog and Beth. It was so touching, that I almost teared up at the end, when they "officially" say good bye. The film also has real beautiful visuals, and some great jokes. It was just nice, wholesome fun! :)

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