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

  1. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    She pretty much sums up how I'm feeling about it....at least until the next trailer comes out.
     
  2. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    At this point, it looks like a bunch of 8th graders got together and wrote a dumb movie. Sorry, Brian Henson & Co. I'm sure the puppetry's good.
     
  3. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    My reaction:

     
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  4. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'm hopeful. This trailer's purpose is to shock in order to differentiate the film from the usual family friendly fare, so I'm not sure it's safe to judge much from it. I'd wait til trailer 2. There's time.
     
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Let's also not forget.

    This isn't the first time we've had puppet stuff for adults, even if this one happens to come from the Henson company.
     
  6. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Looked through the comments and was very disappointed to find that there was only a handful 'Jim would be rolling in his grave' comments


    I honestly thought there'd be more
     
  7. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    That's cause he was cremated.
     
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Nah I thought there would be more because on every muppet production that people don't like or aren't big fans of you normally see them comments
     
  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I doubt he'd care to be honest.

    I mean, I'm not ignoring the fact that once upon a time we had Sesame Street parodying old gangster movies when he was around.
     
  10. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Of course he would care, but to what extent? Would he be supportive or concerned?
     
  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    *shrug*

    The world will never know....
     
  12. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    Well, I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. Parts of it were definitely shocking. The end reminds me of Robin Williams’ Viagra skit.

    I think I was secretly hoping to hear Bill Barretta curse through a puppet, now I did! He’s perfect for the lead!
     
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  13. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I have no problem with shocking humor, as long as it has an underlying purpose. This is devoid of wit. I realize we're only getting two minutes of footage, but if these are highlights, this movie is going to be absolutely awful.
     
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  14. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about anyone else but I'm hoping for a green band trailer that shows the story instead of the dirty moments
     
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  15. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I think you misunderstand the purpose of the first trailer. Clearly it was more important to them to shock people into realizing that this would not be the usual puppet fare from the Henson name than telling the plot. They could have done both, and future ones probably will. Even so, I like the ad. Lots of scrutiny for such a tiny sampling, but that's what we fans do. ;)
     
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  16. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    No, I get that, and I hope that your optimism is rewarded. But if the level of cleverness is relegated to such quips as "F**k me." "Maybe I will!" then I will certainly be disappointed.
     
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  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I said this on Facebook, but I'm worried about how this will affect the Muppets and Sesame Street. Even though they are clearly saying that this is not them I can't help but wonder if people will still say something about this is not the Muppets or Sesame.
     
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  18. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I didn't expect for Kevin Clash to get involved!
     
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Sure! He is still with Henson despite everything that happened. Yet Steve Whitmire can just flake off....
     
  20. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I heard about that actually and it's great that Kevin's still active
     

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