You should be thankful, that movie is awesome. So is Kung Fu Hustle. Two awesome movies that are just bonkers.Assassin Xaero said:I want to go watch Kung-Pow: Enter the Fist now. Thanks for that.
franksands said:I loved Hogfather (I think mostly because Death is one of my favourite characters, along with Vimes), but I thought Colour of Magic was pretty meh, and Going Postal was terribly dull, even despite the presence of Charles Dance as Vetinari.Zorg Machine said:I really think Rise of the Guardians is their best work. However I think you're wrong about Pratchett movies, have you seen The Color of Magic or Hogfather? They're incredible.
Dan responded to something I wrote! Directly!Firefilm said:I'm just trying to say it was deliberate, but if the joke has to be explained, then it's not funny, so you still win!
Sorry man, but you're just wrong.Zorg Machine said:First of all, how to train your dragon is terrible. It missed the entire point of the book and turned it into (comparatively) another bland movie that's just like every other kid movie. Secondly, Rise of the guardians. It's Avengers with holiday characters...the easter bunny has a legion of easter islandish warrior statues, the sandman kicks ass and the entire belief system basically makes this the closest thing to a good Terry Pratchett movie we are ever going to see.
Yes, the fact that I read the book is the reason I hated the movie and yes, if the movie and characters went by different names I would have enjoyes the movie a lot. The reason I am angry is that now this is the closest thing to a HTTYD movie I will ever see and it bastardized the original material.tzimize said:Sorry man, but you're just wrong.Zorg Machine said:snip
I've never read the book, and I'm pretty sure thats why you dont like it. Its loosely based on the book. Which means there will be changes.
There are plenty of things awesome about HTTYD, the supporting cast (Hiccups Father in particular), the different dragons, the combat, the music, and an extremely well paced befriending story. What really sets it apart from other animation movies though is the ending. Spoilers inc obviously.
The fact that Hiccup ends the movie, literally less, and figuratively more than he was at the start makes him probably the greatest character in animation. He loses a leg. Literally. He is crippled at the end of the movie, his actions and heroics has a very tangible and real price. However it also connects him in a very special way with his dragon (who is also "crippled). In the figurative sense he has grown as a character and found his place in the world. This bit with his leg just elevates the story, and movie above regular animated features imo. Seeing consequences like this in a kid movie is quite unusual and very awesome.
This is also why it is simply in another class than both Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.
While Rise of the Guardians was a mountain of awesome entertainment (and better than both shrek and KFP), it just doesnt have the depth and pacing that HTTYD does.