|Born in the RSR - 2017-01-18 |
Clearly this is for kids who enjoy wrestling, but also enjoy dumb cartoons from 50 years go that had a revival 30 years ago.
Also for people who like bad puns.
I mean, I have nothing against the Jetsons but any attempts to revisit the material seem to be doomed and are probably better left in limbo.
Like how every so often over the decades a "live action" Jetsons film project is mentioned as a possibility.
Hanna-Barberra had a live-action "Jetsons" planned back in the 80's, but the project went through even loopier off-topic script ideas than the live-action Flintstones movie did, and the H-B people were frustrated enough to just give up on several years and dozens of rejected live-action scripts and script ideas, and in the wake of their (awful) 80s reboot series and TV specials decided to just produce an animated theatrical instead while George O'Hanlon was still alive, which was in 1988.
Since then there have various incarnations of the idea which ended up circling the deepest, darkest abandon-all-hopes Dante pits of development hell - like Turner announcing a live-action Jetsons project in 1996 which was cancelled along with a lot of other things on their plate after the Time Warner/Turner merger.
The market, for movies like this based on properties like this can't be people who watched them new. It's 80's/90's kids who saw reruns, maybe, and we've been at the point where producers, from the cheapest cartoons to those for major studios, hope to bank on people pining for the products of past nostalgia.
The problem with the Jetsons for modern kids is that it's a family in the "future" whose gadgets are either inferior to what we have now, or so impractical as to feel really stupid. Remove that, and all you have are the sky cities and the space puns, both of which feel like someone's dead grandpa's idea of what life would be like in 1999.
The Flintstones isn't a better show (they've both aged horribly, really) but it will last much longer because the idea of cavemen acting like 1950's Americans is just going to hold up better the further we move away from the actual 1950's.
|Rangoon - 2017-01-18 |
Here we go again.
|Hugo Gorilla - 2017-01-18 |
Does Time Warner own part of Titan Sports or what?
Maybe Billionaire Ted won all along.
|BiggerJ - 2017-01-18 |
And thus the trilogy is completed. 2014's Scooby-WWE film, 2015's Flintstones-WWE film and this. Present, past and future.
Finally, a film trilogy worthy of the medium. Suck it, Richard Linklater.
|kingarthur - 2017-01-19 |
What cost-benefit analysis was done and by whom to prove this was worthy of the money it took to make it?
The Jetsons/pro-wrasslin' crossover demographic is HUGE...ly overestimated by whoever made this.
|betamaxed - 2017-01-19 |
I feel sorry for the Korean animators that had to work overnight and for very low pay.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2017-01-19 |
I've always hated the Jetsons with a passion but you've shown me it's possible to hate them more.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2017-01-19 |
The last thing I remember seeing the Jetsons in was the global warming episode of Harvey Birdman. There can't possibly be anyone in the world who still cares about them. They don't even have a crappy cereal to keep them at least slightly relevant.
Very strangely enough, one of the best comics DC is publishing these days is "The Flintstones":
There's no way to make "The Jetsons" good, though.
Grant Morrison's "Top Cat". Just so he can create evil doppelgangers of TC's gang, and Fancy Fancy's doppelganger would be "Abominable Fancy".
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