"Adventure Time" + Jack Kirby = "Kamandi, Last Boy on Earth"
"Adventure Time" + Tom of Finland = "Enter the Lost World of ... the Warlord"
I have never once pointed out the "Warlord" thing. In "Warlord", it's the Atlantean civilization that moved to the inner earth, and ended up destroying themselves with nuclear weapons, leaving a world of mutations, ancient technology, and eye candy for the men-folk:
I am repeating myself about the Kamandi thing, though.
I wasn't referring to the Warlord mention, just Kamandi.
I always just saw it as an allegory for a kid who escapes from reality after some traumatic event, like his parents divorcing or his sister getting killed or something (Marcelene lives for 900 years, and he meets his father in one of them, who quickly goes away again..) I have the same theory about Rick and Morty though, where Rick is the Hobbes to Morty's Calvin, so take my theory with a grain of salt. :)
Binro the Heretic
I always thought of it as a kid making up adventures in his head based on the people he knows.
Jake is, of course, his own faithful dog given a voice and super powers. Ice King is a scary crazy old man who lives down the street. Marceline is the babysitter he has a crush on because she plays guitar and teaches him about cool grownup stuff. Anyway, he's a lot better than the other babysitter, an air-headed bimbo who spends all the time talking gossip on the phone with her friends. Princess bubblegum is his mom, the smart, kindly authority figure.
Then the babysitter tells him about how the crazy old man used to be really nice and kind before he started going senile and that he can't help being the way he is. And the boy starts playing with a little girl his own age, letting her be Princess Bubblegum, but she finds it boring and makes up a new princess made of fire so Princess Bubblegum, who had been turned into a girl his own age, grows back up.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
I never imagined Jake looking like he's made of hay.
This is great btw!
Yeah, I always pictured one of Maria Bamford's pugs.
|Juice Eggs McKenna |
Well that whole experience sure did suck
This reboot of Mazes and Monsters is an uncomfortably dark glimpse into AMCD (advanced manchild cartoon disorder). Glad there are no kids in it.
That would be tricky. On the one hand, A Clockwork Jacob's Ladder Orange would probably work with modern audiences, but it would lose the kind of touching sweetness of the original. I can't imagine "friendship" or "empathy" ever being a component of a nerd based movie ever again.
Binro the Heretic
There was a decent early 1980s horror novel called "Hobgoblin" that could make for a decent movie. It was about a high school kid obsessed with a tabletop RPG called "Hobgoblin" which appeared to be a blend of D&D and Magic: The Gathering.
It wasn't like "Mazes & Monsters", exactly. The kid was mentally ill, but was apparently suffering the onset of schizophrenia. At the start of the novel, he experiences major emotional turmoil. First, the character he's kept going for years in the game is killed. Then, his father, whom he's very close with, dies unexpectedly. His mother is forced to take him out of private school, sell the family home and take a job as a curator at an old Scottish castle/museum that had been relocated and rebuilt in the US.
The kid has to go to the local public high school where he's treated as an outsider and bullied for his preppie dress & manner, although he does manage to befriend one young woman. As the kid's paranoia and delusions begin to manifest, strange and sinister things start happening in real life at the castle.
The young woman he befriends convinces him a great way to make more friends would be talking his mom into hosting a Hobgoblin-themed costume party at the castle on Halloween. (You can probably see where this is headed.)
It could easily be modernized and would make for a good movie, but Hollywood doesn't want to try anything that isn't just like everything they've already done before.
This was pretty corny but they clearly love the show so I give 'em a pass.
|infinite zest |
This was cute, but the actual show has much darker episodes, like the one about how Simon and Marcelene met before he became the ice king. And pretty much the whole Ricardio episode. But yeah, 5 stars for doing a good job.
Pretty much all of the Ice King episodes starting with Holly Jolly Secrets, really. As well as the first Lich multi-parter that this seems to be an imagined followup to.
|Binro the Heretic |
Can't make it past the preload image.
Goes on way WAY too long. The joke wears out in about 1:30.
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