1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. "Muppet Guys Talking" Debuts On-line
    Watch the inspiring documentary "Muppet Guys Talking", read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the Muppet release of the year.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

    Dismiss Notice

Another Stupid movie to Overreact to...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I'll sort it out! I used to love this show! There were two bananas one named B1 and one named B2. Their best friends were three teddy bears. There was a one that loved to dance and is the most logical named Lulu a brown bear. Another boy bear named Morgan liked doing things carefully and loved playing with his zoo animals. The third was Amy who did things in a hurry which got her into trouble and is more likely to believe in the extrodinary creatures like farires than Lulu. Rat in the Hat worked in a store, and tricked them into buying things they didn't want such as tricking them into thinking the purple paint they bought was the yellow paint they wante.d The character's favorite food is Munchy Honey cakes, but they also love Yellow Jelly.
  2. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I thought this thing would go way. Honestly...I thought this thing would come and go with little or NO fanfare. But, I was wrong. I just saw a television ad for this film on NBC.

    Seriously, if this movie even makes the top 4 at the box office, I will definately question our culture and society. :attitude:
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's what I said when I saw Friends with Benefits has an un-deserving three out of four star rating, AND spawned a TV series.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Batman and Ice Age will see to that never happening. Hopefully Paranorman will too.

    Yeah, but FWB is supposed to be a turn on the romantic comedy, a terrible film genre in its own right. And yet, they continue to make Bridget Jones movies. That's undeserving.
  5. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Like Bob I saw the poster when I saw Brave as well. I pushed it and gave my own smart-aleck comments.
    Poster-"This will be the most amazing movie ever!"
    Me- (to poster) Yeah, and Cars 2 is Pixar's best work.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, the trailers are on TV now, and they look TERRIBLE! Seriously, it almost looks like somebody grabbed a video camera, and just started filming people dressed in humongous foam rubber costumes, dancing around with little kids in a park somewhere in Anytown, U.S.A.
    ConsummateVs and Muppet fan 123 like this.
  7. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I see tabletop ads in the Lenox Square food court. And every time I see Oogiloves publicity I get the feeling I'm watching a huge April Fool joke unfolding, because it's so hard to take it seriously. It honestly looks deliberately bad.

    I can't wait to read the reviews after people see the thing. I won't be seeing it myself, not with this Ed Wood box set I just got.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was going to make a joke about the film's budget, not knowing it... I looked it up...

    $12 Million. That is low rent! Indie films have at least double the budget, even if it's 2 guys sitting at a couch for 2 hours. And the budget includes marketing, and it looks like that's where all the money went. They're really ho-ing that movie out all over the place. The sad thing is, this movie will have to do REALLY poor not to make that budget back up. Especially since 12 mil is what a movie can make in a week or two, even if it's a flop.
    ConsummateVs and Dominicboo1 like this.
  9. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    I saw ads for this thing just the other day and figured it was just some direct to DVD thing at first. I was shocked when I realized this thing was going to theatres. The characters are horrifying. There's absolutely nothing appealing about them. I hope this thing doesn't take off. I'd hate to have to encounter merchandise at Toys R Us while I'm hunting for toy dogs for my collection.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And sad thing is more often than not, it's the low-to-no budget movies like these that end up becoming cult classics generations later.
  11. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

  12. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    So far I haven't seen any previews here in the UK, so I'm sincerely hoping that they do not invade my turf!

    While I read some of you talking about Thomas the Tank Engine, (which I loved as a wee tot) I couldn't help but remember seeing a preview of his latest movie at the cinema recently. A movie so epic, so dramatic, so exciting...that they're only showing it for two days! Yeeeeah...


    *breaks down crying*
    ConsummateVs and Muppet fan 123 like this.
  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I don't think anything is as horrifying as Boobahs...thank god those things are gone. I was genuinely disturbed and terrified by the opening to the show alone :o

    But yeah, these things are pretty creepy. Has anyone done some nightmare fuel art yet? I'd like to see it :p
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  14. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    I loathe Boo Bahs. Back when I was collecting Poo-Chi robot dogs the Poo-Chis were located right next to singing, motion activated Boo Bah toys at my local Wal Mart. Every time I went to buy a new Poo-Chi I had to contend with those singing horrors. The slightest motion would set the darn things off. You have no idea how much I wanted to build a bonfire right there in the middle of Wal Mart and toss every single one of those abominations into the flames.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  15. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Teletubbies was popular ironically, but Boobah was a nothing show with nothing for no one. If it was about fitness, the characters were fat... if it was for preschoolers, the characters were too creepy looking...there was virtually NO appeal on any count. And it bombed in a very embarrassing fashion, with all the merchandise getting deep discount clearance and still not moving.

    Depends. Smaller produced independent films get the audience they deserved after time, movies that should have been hits but weren't became huge cult hits (look at Labyrinth), and films that are so bad they're good... or even so bad they're terrible that deserve to be mocked (like the tedious E.T. Knockoff Mac N' Me and it's CONSTANT McDonalds adverts).

    This could be cult for being horrible... I want the RiffTrax guys to get a hold of this film and slaughter the heck out of it.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Where I used to work, a Boobah thing came in and we accepted it in trade for the sole purpose of scaring the living bejeebers out of one another with it. D--d thing kept popping up in people's lockers, hanging from manager's ofc ceiling, etc...until we finally DID take a power saw to it. Satisfying.

    ConsummateVs likes this.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Teletubbies did to people in the 90s what Pufnstuf and other Krofft shows did to people in the 70s.

    ConsummateVs likes this.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't say I'm a huge Krofft fan, but it's a weird comparison. Krofft shows are all about story telling, and Teletubbies was an illfated, yet successful, attempt to make shows for kids too young to watch or even enjoy TV by making things flash and repeat themselves. I saw some of the H.R. Puffenstuff movie, and it really felt tongue in cheek. A lot of the psychedelic stuff seemed at the time in that show and all deliberate... Teletubbies was a druggy show due to the fact that druggies' brains usually turn into that of a baby with snark cynicism.

    Still, at least H.R. got intentional laughs out of it. Teletubbies was torturous to watch and not even so bad it's good, unless you watch it in 2 minute bites. I did like the one with the cut scene of the extremely hairy, swarthy guy with a thick somewhere weird in Europe accent singing to his daughters.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, what I mean was, both kinds of shows were meant to be aimed at little children, yet they're overall weirdness garnered the attention of older kids and adults as well, who started watching, as you always say, out of irony.

Share This Page