Vernadyn wrote:I sometimes feel like a bad person and a killjoy for not liking the minions. In the Illumination logo, when that minion screeches "Illumination!" twice and proceeds to make a sound like a chipmunk being dragged behind a cement mixer, everyone else is laughing their heads off and I'm probably the only one cringing. And I had to see/hear it four times before Finding Dory. I don't think I saw the Disney logo that many times.
I'd seen that logo about five to six times in the last four weeks of seeing two movies, but I didn't mind, since it was the ONLY laugh that any of three different Cinemark tie-in Pets ads/cellphone PSA's got.
Even Disney doesn't call attention to its logo with that much sound, as if Illumination wants to subliminally convince us that the Minions will be in
Bill1978 wrote:I was floored when I read how much this movie made on opening weekend. I was not expecting that, especially after reading James' review. I guess the trailers were successful in making this a must see movie, even if I feel the later trailers actually ruined the interest for me.
The trailers without the plot were mildly funny, since they have the Scrat Factor of just being out-of-context three-minute cartoons like we used to get with the feature, but with the Buzz & Woody plot, the interest fell fast.
And one review pointed out just how many gags we get of injured
pets (the paralyzed Pops, the hairless cats, the psychotic bunny)--It's just become such a trope for Edgy Guy Comedy after the pet dog that was beaten to a pulp in There's Something About Mary, it was practically a breath of fresh air to see Zootopia be a comedy that likes
At this point, everyone who wanted to see Zootopia has seen it, Dory is spending itself out to only the faithful, and we're in the last half of the summer where the biggest thing we've heard of opens. (Hence getting the word out to say "Look, BFG is STILL in theaters, you know!")
Lord help us and start digging those shelters for when the Ghostbusters remake opens...