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Just saw UP tonight

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Kangaroo, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Another great job by Pixar and squirrel

    opps sorry squirrel

    :D
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    i was hiding under your porch because i love you...

    that dog was great the doberman's voice was great as well
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I was mildly underwhelmed. But I made the mistake of seeing it in 3D. I'll never watch another movie in 3D again. It's terrible.
  4. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    UP was a downer...depressing.
  5. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    what are you talking about dont have an opinion about it against ours, it was great nothing was wrong, everything was wonderful.
  6. DemonBlood

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    Looks like Pixar finally made a film with out ripping off another film like what they did with their other movies.

    Looks good too. I'll have to see it.
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Examples?
  8. DemonBlood

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    The Incredibles: Watchmen

    Wall-E: Short Circuit, E.T, Idiocracy

    Monsters Inc: Pee Wee's Playhouse and Little Monsters

    Toy Story: Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy

    Finding Nemo: An American Tail

    Cars: Doc Hollywood
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't see any connection here other than they're about superheroes.

    I can see the connection with Short Circuit because they look a like. But the stories are nothing alike and there's almost no similarity with E.T.

    I guess there's a vague connection with Idiocracy, since in the Wall-E future people are fat and in the Idiocracy future people are stupid. But you can hardly argue there's a direct ripoff, considering any number of stories have had altered futures exaggerating some negative aspect of human society.

    I think Little Monsters is your only real point here. That was my immediate thought when I first saw Monsters Inc.

    Pinocchio perhaps? The idea of inanimate objects, toys even, coming to life is so old, you can't say it ripped off anything.

    Same thing. This story's been done so much you can't really say it's ripping off anything in particular.

    Haven't seen either.
  10. DemonBlood

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    Watchmen/Incredibles: Superheroes forced to retire and hide after the public turns against them. Both involve a mystery concerning the murder of retired superheros.

    Toy Story/Christmas Toy: In the world of The Christmas Toy, all of the toys come to life when people are not around. And Christmas is a time of fear and trepidation as every toy awaits Christmas morning when they discover if they will be replaced by a newer, shinier variation of themselves. This year, Rugby, the favorite tiger, is deathly afraid of being replaced by Meteora, a She-Ra type action doll. Panic ensues when Rugby lets Meteora out of her box prematurely, and the gang must team up to get Meteora back in her proper place before Christmas morning.

    Sound familiar?

    And:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM6akEO_XV8

    Also, Cars is basically an animated version of Doc Hollywood. Scene for scene.

    Edit: I'm sorry if i'm coming off like i'm thrashing Pixar. I like their films and to be fare they did say Incredibles was a homage to Watchmen. I just don't like how the're called innovators when most of their stories are from other films.

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