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"The Muppets: Being Green" Teaser Trailer Online

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by terrimonster, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    For me it's not the fact of Walter being thrown onto the fence, but the reactions. Segal and Adams just stand there staring at him as he screams for too long, then react in what I think is a very unfunny way. Edited differently, it might be a funny moment.
  2. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I'm not quite sure what an "appropriate" reaction would be though. Muppets are involved in "cartoon" violence. Cry and scream in horror and it's not funny. Laugh and you're a mean bully.
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I would try to explain why I think Bunsen & Beaker are funny and this isn't, but someone once said that humor is like a soap bubble; dissect it and it's gone. I'll just shrug and chalk it up to different senses of humor.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    His screams are cartoonish enough, but to me, the fact that it's ill timed makes the thing come off strange. Somehow it lacks a "I'm fine, really" type end or a "I don't care if it's dangerous, do it anyway" type introduction. Still, it's one of the few things that shouldn't have been in the trailer, along with the confusing introduction of the Moopets and the obvious short cutaway 80's fixing stuff up montage.
  5. terrimonster

    terrimonster Member

    I'm in the same boat - I couldn't help but be reminded of that scene in GMC. In terms of cruelty, Walter volunteered and was warned, whereas Beaker was more or less forced to get electrocuted. I get if people don't think it was done in a particularly funny manner (and whether or not the scene was funny in the trailer, it's not fair to judge the scene in the film which was obviously trimmed considerably), but I don't get where some people think it stoops to some new level of cruelty.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I felt it was one of those (slightly overused, but still amusing) long-awkward moments in trailers, with a 'Yup. That happened." reaction after. They are in lots of gross-out comedy trailers or romcoms, where something goes on for just longer than you imagined it would and you laugh nerviously.
  7. Randall Flagg

    Randall Flagg Member

    I'm a bit late getting in on this, but I have to ask: Doesn't this logic also apply to all the people who wrote "Wow! This looks like it will be great!" after just seeing the trailer? Those people are also judging the movie based on a short trailer, so why is that ok, but it's "dumb" for somebody to say that the movie doesn't look good based on the trailer?

    A trailer is supposed to make you want to see a movie, and we ALL judge movies at least partially based on trailers. Be honest-- Haven't you ever been watching a trailer and thought to yourself, "Well, that looks pretty dumb. I won't bother seeing that"? I know I certainly have, and I'm sure at least 99.99% of the population has. If you can honestly say you have never done that, you're in a very tiny minority.

    Getting back to the trailers themselves-- I think they're okay, and I'll probably end up seeing the movie at some point. I get free movie tickets every Tuesday as part of my cable TV package, so I wouldn't mind using them to see this.
  8. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Maybe B&B's antics are funny for the potential s&m shippiness. Or maybe we all know interns or whatever Beaker is ought to be experimented on by callous professor types. Anyway, Walter realizes what he is, apparently has the "bright" idea to do something only someone like him could do (and most likely survive), so his human (and all too mortal and bloody) friends don't have to get hurt. Sweet, really. :)
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  9. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    oh you are 100% right i have done that, those dance flicks and twlight are the to big ones, and yes you can argue that its for both sides...i guess what i meant more is i dont get how someone can go "yea im a muppet fan and i hope this movie does well, but im not gonna bother paying to see or rent it, cause the trailer looks lame"
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Well put... good or bad you're not a true fan of something if you're not hyped up to see it. I mean, it would have to have a level of Underdog the movie or Joel Shumacher garbage for me to not want to at LEAST give it a chance.

    But if this guy doesn't wanna see it, it's his right to say so... he, however, has NO right if the movie tanks and Disney shovels them under a pile, meaning we'll never even see so much as a T-shirt or official release of classic material ever again to complain about that.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    well said to you as well, and your right everyone has the right to see or not see and express their opinions, but dont complain if it tanks and we either get nothing or made for TV movies
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've seen it happen too darn many times. Someone buys something, puts everything into a project, someone whines about how terrible it is outright, and then we never see so much as a TV commercial or DVD again. Sure, live action remakes of cartoons are 90% crap, even when they do a GOOD job, but this isn't one of those times. I'm still trying to figure out why they do Superhero comic book movies, since the more obscure characters confuse the general public, and the fans always have something to complain about on some level.
  13. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Suggest a Labyrinth remake/sequel. Mizumi can't come up with enough water in the world to put out the massive walls of flame that will ensue, LOL.

    My brain is already trying to figure out the gags used based on the various trailers. I hope I'll be pleasantly surprised. I'm DYING to see this movie. Heck, even if the trailers were all we got, it's still in a Neo-Muppet-Renaissance we're having right now.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to feel worried about the film. As in the actual film itself. I just can't shake the bad feeling the full trailer leaves me with. Am I a bad Muppet fan?

    Also of concern...Toy Story 3 had massive hype long before it came out. I'm guessing the hype for the film starts when the Cars 2 push dies down? Or could this be the most unhyped Disney holiday tentpole of all time?
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I can't tell if you are just attempting to parody yourself. Hehe. Come on man, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Its majorly hyped, just do a Google search for Muppets! It's still too early for anyone to start doing the rounds, but I'm sure something will show up at Comic Con, and there's a screening of the film over here at a big Empire Magazine show where the Muppets will be appearing. Jason and Amy will certainly hit all the chat shows closer to the time and there will, no doubt, be so many tv spots they'll be making you sick of the Muppets before you get to see them!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Way I see it, we've had 3 epic trailers and one that should have been better. I don't really sweat on that fourth one, half the footage was pretty good.

    I'd definitely see the hype rolling in around August-September... though other than trailers, I really haven't seen a LOT about the upcoming Pooh movie... but Disney milked Pooh a lot over the years, so it IS kinda hard to tell there. I know the Pez were repackaged with the movie logo for a couple months now...

    Whatever, I can't tell.. I lost 2 Disney stores. :grouchy: Grrrr... Simon Malls and their leasing policies...
  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    But at the same time, fans shouldn't have to feel like they're being issused an ultimatum. "Spend your movie to see this and like it, or you'll never see your classics again! Bwahaha!" Lol, especially with movies being so expensive lately, and during a recession, I think fans have a right to know if they can expect quality beforehand.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's business. I have no doubt in the back of my mind, if rights aren't the issue with the lack of seasons 4 and 5, they're holding them hostage to see how well the movie goes.

    All too often do I see a bursting rush of merchandise when a movie comes out, then the movie tanks, the stuff goes on clearance (sometimes deep, "we're gonna throw it away" clearance) and we don't even see DVD's or any of the older media the fans want ever again. It's a double edged sword. If it wasn't for Classic Media getting the rights to Bullwinkle, we'd never see the DVD's.

    We ALL want this film to do well, and I'm sure we all want to contribute to the best of our ability to the Box Office. It's ONE movie. You only need see it once. If it's bad, than it's bad and we have a lot of classic stuff coming out as well. Plus, if you see it, you at least have the right to complain about the quality. And surely, there's nothing else of interest coming out then... I mean, 10 bucks? That's nothing.
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    In my situation, it is something, heh.

    But I agree that if you're going to dislike something, you should see it first, whether in the theater or on DVD.
  20. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i think I am officially dropping out of this debate Drtooth has basically said all there is need to be said ,It's a double edged sword, we are just going in circles now about how one disagrees and one doesn't and yes both sides are right, i just feel we should give the Muppets this one chance, incase they get swept under the carpet again for who knows how long, i want this movie to do well and you bet i'm seeing it at the very least 3 times and i will gladly pay my 10 bucks each time. you don't want to see it? fine don't see it but don't take my joy away from it and don't come here saying its the worst movie ever when you never even gave it the time of day to truly see how it is


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