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"The Happytime Murders" premieres August 24, 2018

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

  1. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    You forgot this as well:

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  2. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    So... is it just me, or does the new Detective Pikachu trailer look like the type of film Happy Time Murders should have been?

    The movie is taking Pokemon, a childhood property, and making a realistic "gritty" buddy cop movie. They make jokes about the Pokemon like interrogating a Mr. Mime, saying they will make him talk. The movie looks like it plays on your expectations of what a Pokemon movie is. It seems like this is what a PG Happy Time Murders would have looked like and it seems to be widely loved by the internet.

    Perhaps Brian Henson was wrong to go the hard R route and should have gone PG or even PG-13.
     
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I would like to point out that when the DVD comes out December 4th, one of the bonus features will be a commentary by Brian Henson and Bill Barretta! Even the people who weren't crazy about the movie, you gotta admit that makes the DVD worth buying. For instance, I'm not really a fan of the Dark Crystal, but I like watching the behind-the-scenes footage and listening to the commentary.
     
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  4. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Will the DVD have an extended directors cut?
     
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    There will be deleted scenes. I guess you could take those scenes and edit those into the movie if you really want to.
     
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  6. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I hope to get it on BluRay
     
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Now that the film's out on DVD, is anyone willing to make a version with Melissa McCarthy and the 2 sex scenes edited out for certain people who won't give the movie a chance for those reasons? Little word of advice: Instead of just cutting to the next scene, show text describing what's going on so the audience isn't lost. Also if Melisa's in a scene with a puppet, just zoom in on the puppet so they don't miss the awesome performances by the puppeteers.
     
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member


    Sounds bloody stupid to take out the main actor in the film
     
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  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Hey, I'm just trying to show people who are skeptical about this movie that there's more to it than the raunchy stuff.
     
  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Cut out the sex scenes that is totally understandable but the MAIN ACTOR???
     
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  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That's a certain someone who I don't wanna call out's problem for not giving Melissa a chance.
     
  12. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Bahahahaha! Reminds me of how China is banning Winnie the Pooh from Kingdom Hearts 3 because people made memes about their president looking like him. They basically put a white fog over him, hahaha.
     
  13. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Look I enjoyed Happytime Murders as well but, I don’t think anyone should force people to watch the movie.
     
  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Mmmm yeah taking out the main actor is a bit overkill. Besides, removing the main character from any movie would make the whole thing a confusing mess

    if people dont wanna watch the movie for whatever reason, that's their business
     
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  15. Lorelei

    Lorelei New Member

    When I got my DVD in the mail, the first thing I did was watch the deleted scenes, and they blew me away! How different the film would've been if only STX had let them keep the darker noir parts! So I've moved all the files from the DVD to my computer to make a full edit for my personal viewing. I'm going to add all the deleted scenes in their original positions in the film, plus figure out a music change (McCarthy said the first script she read had "I'm Your Puppet" as the opening music). Oh and I'm thinking about putting the "True Hollywood Story" short from YouTube somewhere at or near the beginning of the movie, since it might blend nicely. I can't wait to sit down and watch the whole re-assembled thing from beginning to end.
     
  16. Lorelei

    Lorelei New Member

    Hi CBP -- Did you see Happytime's "True Hollywood Story" short on YouTube? I've always wondered whether a big chunk of that short was supposed to be in the movie itself.
     
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This is sad: The movie has been nominated for Razzie awards. It's sad that some people couldn't look past the crassness and realize that there is a really good story at the center of this movie.
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Maybe they should have put more focus on the story and less on the crassness.
     
  19. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I would be very interested in seeing a fan edit of the film. I am positive the youtube video was put out by Henson after the studio butchered his movie as a means of getting the backstory out there.
     
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  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member



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