- Sep 17, 2014
Yeah, but I'm talking about how the live action Scooby Doo fared. Scooby Doo was approved for younger audiences as well, but the parody was considered a bit more racy, right? All I'm saying that the Scooby Doo live action movie did what it did well, and understood that in order to captivate an audience's nostalgia, you most likely need characters that connect back to that nostalgia.Im Lang said:You know that the original Ghostbusters was rated PG, right?DemomanHusband said:The trouble is that the PG-13 "parody" stuck to the original cast of characters and applied them to a world that wasn't entirely kid friendly. For the most part, the actors and actresses played their parts beautifully (I especially liked the people that played Daphne and Shaggy) and it felt like you were watching the cartoons grow up in a way that didn't require the message "we're ready to be new, edgy, and something you've never seen before!" being plastered on your eyeballs by making inverting the genders of established characters, changing their names, then keeping their archetypes and roles in the hopes of milking a combination of nostalgia and novelty.LegendaryGamer0 said:Yup. This now totally needs to happen.FPLOON said:"Ah hell naw I ain't fuckin' with no ghost!"
"That ghost's one jive-ass turkey!"
"I'm the fuckin' Keymaster! You dig, Gatekeeper?"The whole trailer gave me that vibe. Considering I mildly enjoyed that movie... I don't know what to make of this.Other than that, the effects reminded me that the live-action Scooby-Doo movie was suppose to be a PG-13 "parody" of the concept...
Although I could be biased, considering that the parody movie was one of the first DVDs (or was it a VHS?) that I got to watch. I still think Shaggy's actor was the best fit between actor and well-established character ever.
Archetypes in of themselves do not a nostalgia-worthy character make. You can't just make a kooky, nerdy girl, give her a poofy haircut, and call her... Whatever her name is in the movie and assume that fans of Egon will immediately like her. Is she even supposed to be the Egon analogue? I thought I saw her building and testing equipment for the team, but I also got a Ray vibe from her with how she tried to force that hat/wig jokes.
What's so hard about sticking to what works, Hollywood? I thought you'd been successfully charged with that sin several times over!