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"The Happytime Murders" premieres August 24, 2018

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by stephenjlizard, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    That's just ignorant parents always assuming puppet stuff is for kids.
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, i've heard stories about parents getting freaked out because they took their kids to Avenue Q.
    It's so flipping stupid. If you plan to see something and don't want to scar your children/be offended/grossed out, then actually research what you're going to see. Especially now, all you have to do is see the rating on the trailer or look at the parents guide on IMDB.
  3. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    The TV ads for Avenue Q clearly say that it's for adults only, so why do parents take their kids to it anyway?

    Reminds me of when Ryan Reynolds had to tell parents not to take their kids to see Deadpool because even though it's R-rated and strictly for adults, they dragged their kids to it anyway because kids love superhero movies and they somehow thought it was kid-friendly.
    I have a feeling that the very same thing will happen with Happytime Murders because parents will think it's family-friendly Muppets or Sesame Street.
  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Because parents today spoil their kids and this is why we have nanny reality shows.

    Yup, it will, and there will be change.org petitions to make it G and parents whining "mah baby wuz expozed 2 dis movie and it had bad language!!!!11111!!!! Dis movie iz puppet bait and da producers shud b ashamed!!!1111!!!"

    It's gonna happen. I have powers that predict the future.
  5. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    Saw the trailer recently. I have no problem with its raunchiness, it's just similar to what I'm already familiar with from Crank Yankers.
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  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I made this same comparison in the Muppet Fans confession thread.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm not at all surprised that Bill Barretta is performing the lead puppet in the movie - he's always kind of been Henson's edgiest puppeteer.
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  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I just saw the trailer this weekend, and yeah, the lead character does have a Johnny Fiama feel to him.

    It looks...crude and awful and wonderful. Yeah, I'll watch that.
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    OK so, like, this is kind of a moral dilemma...

    I really want to support this movie because it's The Jim Henson Company and I want them to make other things, I also hope that if the movie does well then there will be more puppet movies. But what if it gets awful reviews, should I still go to see it and support a terrible movie?

    IDK, maybe this is stupid because the movie isn't even out yet and we have no idea how it'll do one way or the other. But, hypothetically what do you guys think?
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
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  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

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  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I think you're over-thinking it. Just wait until you see the movie and see if you like it. Don't worry about what other people think of it. They just released a trailer that's more safe-for-work:

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  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, this one looks a little better. At the very least, it looks more nuanced. I'm still gonna save judgement for until after it comes out though. There are a few new clips in there, so that's nice, but nothing that really grabs my eye.
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  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Just because the reviews are awful doesn't mean it's an awful movie. It's normal for movies that get many bad reviews from professional critics to do well and be very well-liked by the general public (of course, just because it does super-well at the box office also doesn't mean it's that good). Opinions vary. Sometimes movies that were widely liked by critics don't do that well (and can you believe that Roger Ebert of all people preferred the kid from Home Aloen 3 over Macully Culkin, while he also gave a positive review for Paul Blart: Mall Cop?), sometimes movies that were critically panned end up not doing well at the box office but become cult hits later on.

    But if you usually agree with what the critics say, then listen to the critics.
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    There's pleanty of movies I forever enjoy watching that have gotten crummy reviews.

    Some examples:

    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
    See Spot Run
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    Brides Maid
    The Bucket List

  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess by reviews, I mean the critics reaction mixed with the audience reaction, unless they have the polar opposite opinions. Because, generally speaking, most good movies as of recent have gotten similar amounts of praise, or lack thereof, from both sides.
  16. Muzzarino

    Muzzarino Well-Known Member

    I found one quote on this unlisted trailer that's funny when the woman punches a monster when he tries to suck her dick. The quote "Wanna Pull my Gun? No." means you should actually download this using a YouTube downloader:

    It's humorous. LOL! Let's download it people XD!
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Apparently, it's okay to drop 4 S bombs in a green band trailer?
  18. BoppityFrack

    BoppityFrack Member

    I really don't understand why everyone is so stressed and angry about this movie. If it was with humans, it wouldn't be a big deal, but once you add puppets to it, it becomes such a big thing. I think movies like this have a specific audience and it obviously isn't make to fit everyone's standards. Even if it does get bad reviews, that doesn't mean its a bad movie. Critics can be really harsh and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Because it looks like that's all there is. It's entirely possible the film won't be like the trailers, which rely 100% on "Puppets saying / doing naughty things and that's the only joke."

    Blue comedy works when done right; from what I've seen of the other Henson Alternative projects, they seem to just go blue for the sake of it.
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I find it interesting that this movie finally got the green light and is now being released only after Henson backed Disney in the firing of a certain puppeteer.

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