"Why did this need to be made?" applies to pretty much any Robin Williams movie.
... when he's playing his "Robin Williams" character, right?
This movie perplexed me as a kid and still does now, outside of a ham handed commentary on Warfare, I still find the plot to be a fucking mess.
The toys themselves in this are some of the most "what the hell? a kid in 1992 is suppose to really be into toys like these?". Tried finding a clip of gameplay from SNES/Genesis game based on this but apparently its impossible outside of one thumbnail I found.
"laughter is a state of mind"...fuck you, worst person to advertise that is Robing Williams.
I never really saw it as being about warfare.
It's more about the corruption of innocence. Zevo senior, we can gather from the film was a wonderful, funny, innovative man who was still a child at heart. This is expressed not only in the simplistic but imaginative design of the toys, but also in the beautiful and wild architecture and landscaping throughout the grounds.
Leslie is the natural inheritor of his father's qualities, attempting to hold the torch of his vision. Leland, on the other hand, has no remnant of an inner child and cares only for serious business and the advancement of his own agenda.
The Zevo toy design itself is a sharp contrast to Leland's ideals, as evidenced by his use of both electronically oriented toys, and the use of video games, both of which require far less imagination to interact with. Again, we can see he cares not so much for the enjoyment of play as purpose of action.
In the end *SPOILERS*
Leslie and Leland must come into conflict with such diametrically opposed ideas, and through this conflict, Leslie is transformed into a man willing to fight back and defend what he loves, without losing sight of his father's ideals. Leland is left a broken and incomplete man, despite his seriousness, because of the loss of something long before his stint at Zebo Toys, something that makes us all whole.
Ok fair enough I see what your saying, I get it...still hate the shit out of this movie though, but interesting interpretation I'll give you that.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
This movie is one weird mamma jamma. But it's actually kind of good because of that.
+1 for messing up the sound by combining stereo into one mono track and creating some kind of weird chorus effect.
I actually love this movie. It's the second weirdest Altman film, and both of them star Williams.
That's what I meant.
Why the hell have I been laboring under the delusion this is an Altman film for so many years?
If nothing else, I'm sure Levinson appreciates the mistake.
|Meatsack Jones |
Tori Amos in soundtrack + weirdness = fun to watch.
Ll Cool J having a career at all is one of the biggest misteries in the universe.
I think this movie is great -- just about the only Robin Williams starring vehicle I can stand, in fact.
|Macho Nacho |
This movie bothered me as a kid for some reason.
|Time Travel Mishap |
I loved this movie when I was a kid. Now its on the list of movies I am scared to watch because I am sure it will just be further proof I was a very very stupid child.
One thing I loved about this movie was how LL Cool J would keep popping out of nowhere and you'd realize he's been on camera the whole time. But, that's his whole career.
OH! take THAT, Uncle L.
This used to be my favorite movie. I still like it a lot.
I used to love this movie as a kid. Yolanda and Steve's music video was the best part hahaha. Plus Joan Cusack's character.
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