|Jack Dalton |
The botched viral marketing campaign ended up being more entertaining than the movie.
Jesus Christ fuck the media. Whoever made the decision to treat these things as bombs should have to pay for the costs they incurred. Whoever called it in should be fined for calling 911 as a prank. Nobody could reasonably think they were bombs.
|Boomer The Dog |
When this came out it was the funniest opening to a movie I'd seen in a long time. The Lite-Brite signs and all of the fluster it caused added to the hype around the movie, but I was already into watching the Aqua Teens before that.
My roommates all went as a group, high as hell, to the ATFH movie. Unbelievably excited, the lot of them. They were like kids.
They returned a somber death march, devistatingly disappointed. BUT, they did say the opening was amazing.
So basically, they rose to the absolute peak of expectation at the start of the film, then spent the next hour and change in a slow, steady spiral of disappointment.
I love this movie, un-ironically. I know that's not cool, but there it is.
Do you feel bad about liking a cartoon?
|infinite zest |
OK. I watched it and here's Infinite Zest's review: The problem with movies that started out as sitcoms (The Simpsons, Tim and Eric, Waynes World, KITH ATHF et al) is that they have a tendency to start off really good and then there's a thing called a "plot" that needs to be entered in because filmmaking is not the same kind of Occams Razorplot that a TV show (sketch-based or otherwise.) My problem with this movie was that it seemed self-aware of this pitfall already and just brought any favorite character from the show which doesn't make it any better. I grew up with Spaceghost (back before Adult Swim or marijuana) and ATHF worked best on a simple premise: They're a fast food meal that "solves mysteries" but don't really. They just have a disfunctional living situation and piss off their neighbor, and then guests. Somehow South Park bridged this gap between TV Show and Film, but this didn't do it for me. That being said, thank you Blood Visions for posting this because I wanted to see it for a while.
good call on the south park movie point.
|Jack Dalton |
South Park The Movie was so incredibly good. I remember when the Simpsons movie came out, and everyone you asked said, "yeah...it's like an average episode of the show stretched over 90 minutes." Translation--it sucked and I am trying to talk myself into liking it. But hey, Spider Pig was a good scene.
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