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Your Thoughts: Muppets Letters to Santa

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 17, 2008.

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What did you think of the "Letters to Santa" special?

  1. I loved "Letters to Santa".

    74 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. "Letters to Santa" was good.

    71 vote(s)
    38.4%
  3. "Letters to Santa" was just so-so.

    27 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. I disliked "Letters to Santa".

    13 vote(s)
    7.0%

  1. Libba Yuki

    Libba Yuki Member

    The movie had an interesting way of doing that actually....when Cruise first speaks in the movie, he says his first few lines in German. After another couple of lines it melds into English with his normal accent. Like we're watching it translated.

    I love Ever After, but I do agree with what others have said...they should have tried using French accents instead.

    As for Santa having an accent, it didn't bother me...just Santa's portrayal. I kind of wish they didn't show him at all (instead, just have hints that he's real like they did in SS Christmas Eve), but they needed to show him in order to reveal the kid's wish.
     
  2. Davina

    Davina Member

    glad they came up with some sort of "cover" for the lack of accent in that then. haven't seen it yet so wasn't aware they did that.


    anyway.. yes.. would have been nice if instead of showing Santa they had the elves email it to him since they'd already established that they'd missed his departure. if Pepe has a blackberry, certainly Santa would.. :)
    though i didn't mind Santa or his accent.. though i kept trying to place the actor while watching :)
     
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Eh, the "cover's" still not good enough for me. I mean it's not like Tom Cruise is speaking Klingon here! ;)
     
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Not that would be worth paying £4.50 a ticket for...
     
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah, send in the Klingons! :halo:
     
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Short American Klingons with slick hair and fancy suits...Hehe!
     
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    You know...I was thinking...no one cares when Klingons have British accents! :insatiable:
     
  8. Davina

    Davina Member

    exactly.. it's such a harsh, sharp language.. klingon really does seem to have more in common with german...
    so it would have made perfect sense for there to have been little klingon storm troopers...

    *may have to go have a lie down after laughing so hard at the image*
     
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    So I've learned something new today:

    Santa + British = Problematic

    Tom Cruise + Finding a way to avoid using accent in movie = Not acceptable

    Klingon + British, German or storm trooper uniforms = Just fine! : D
     
  10. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    *hee* And people say I get off topic :p...

    Sooo we have to wait a whole year for a DVD :( *sigh* If only holiday DVDs were the same as normal ones or we would only have to wait two months *lol* :D
     
  11. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    This was on topic; everyone kept talking about the British accent thingie, hehe. ;)
     
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I just don't like how Hollywood doesn't even try.
     
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying I want movies to be accurate at every turn; I know that's not realistic, hehe. I'm just sick of movies being touted at the Oscars that aren't too deserving (pretty much oh, every year heh).

    Even with a "cover", using an American accent in that situation comes off shotty to me.

    But that's really off topic, lol.
     
  14. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I don't care about accents, I'd rather an actor that speaks well in the accent they have than ruin a good movie with a bad accent they don't have.

    I have a good imagination, I don't need anything extra to picture someone as being German etc *But is also a Tom Cruise fangirl and should not be trusted to say something unbiased about him ;)*
     
  15. Davina

    Davina Member

    hehehe well, some films i feel should have better use of accents, others i don't care so much about... and, though i've certainly enjoyed a good many of TC's films.. he has never really had a good track record for doing accents well at all.... so, can deal with it...
    and as long as they're consistant and "no one" has an accent (as opposed to some do some don't when they all should...) then i'm not going to complain too much...
     
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I don't think it was the accent... Santa wasn't "Santa-y" enough for me. Though it was an interesting portrayal, not going by the standard "HO HO Ho!" type.
     
  17. Java

    Java Active Member

    I am a little late to the discussion and I haven't read every post, so I may be throwing this off topic by now, but I just wanted to put my two cents in the pot.

    I had mixed feelings about this special. Mostly because it didn't have the muppety feel of my youth that I long to have back. Alas, I'm in my later twenty's and must accept the fact that the only way to have that feeling back is to watch the older specials of my time when I'm feeling the need to.

    But at the same time I felt it was a good special and a good way to get the Muppets back into the stream through current children. Hopefully they won't wait to long to release more Muppet anything and bringing them back to today.

    Yes, there is work to do but from this special I could tell that the base was there and if we let the executives know that we want it nurtured they will hopefully take the time to do that and we'll the characters come back fully into their own.
     
  18. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Hm, well I am only a year younger than you and I think it has that feeling (much more of it than many of the newer movies at least) so maybe it is more of a pov and mindset thing than an age thingie :). And we aren't in our late 20's, it's mid, mid :D! Late is 27-29 ;). I'm not going to the old muppet fans home for a long while :3.
     
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I agree; I have Muppet fan friends my own age who like some of the newer projects when I don't. No matter what the age, your pov has a lot to do with it. :)
     
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I keep thinking that if it were possible to take VMX and LTS, stick them in a bag, shake it up and let the best moments of each rise to the top while leaving the rest out (i.e. the snarky tone vs vacuous story) that would make one frog of a Christmas special. I still liked both, but each is kind of one extreme. ;)
     


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