Posted by Byakko in Last movie you watched + 2 lines review. (Started by walt August 28, 2007, 04:18:56 AM
It was a really good movie. Like, not modern MCU level of bombastic, but good enough for a solid Pixar.
There were like 5 people in my Saturday night week 2 showing, because the marketing fucking murdered it. Recently I realized I hadn't heard a single word about it for like a year so I looked it up and realized it was coming out in a week, I can't understand how Disney / Pixar's marketing just dropped it so bad. And the trailers until then didn't show anything of what the movie was actually going to be about beside fighting the robots of the big bad that was mentioned in Toy Story, all it said was "there's going to be a lightspeed travel involved, and also time" and that's it, we were left to piece out everything else from scraps. I went in with no idea if it was even supposed to be a kids movie only or if it was going to be a bit enjoyable. It was the latter, but I was annoyed to be going in blind that much. I'm assuming adults and old Toy Story fans thought it was going to be a kids movie only, and parents didn't see anything interesting in the shitty trailers, which were not saying anything and just showing a lot of stuff and cartoon science talk.
The first ~20 minutes were super weird and a bit off putting, making you fear the hate was justified, but then it get really well done. It's another "character arc" movie where the story creates its own problem to resolve through the movie and the emphasize is on the character growth, so it's maybe not super interesting for a modern sci-fi story, but it's good spectacle. All the hate really is just about the minute of lesbian representation.
Much better than the first film. Carrey's Robotnik got a big upgrade, and we finally have a movie studio that decided to actually take the game's content and just put it on a movie and not fuck it up with a dumb story. It's pretty much exactly the games, which is super refreshing for a video game movie.