With the TMNT , Gatchaman and Thundercats being CGI movies and Transformers and G.I.Joe being live action. Which do you prefer live action or CGI ? I say if it can be done in live action it should be. Live action movies are always taken more seriously than CGI animated movies. Unfortunately all animated movies are thought of to be for kids. Children of the 80's are adults now. Movies based on cartoons of the 80's should be aimed towards the adults of today. Children of today don't know what TMNT, Thundercats, Gatchaman , and G.I.Joe are. Although I think the G.I Joe movie will suck. Check out my blog to find out why.What are your opinions ?
To be honest I don't mind either way, I think TMNT worked as a CGI movie because kids of today still know who the Turtles are because there is a newer cartoon series, but with Thundercats, because its been prettymuch dead for 20 odd years, I think it would be wiser to aim it more at an adult audience, so perhaps it would be better if Thundercats was live action, adult animation does'nt do well at the box office because no matter how much you try to prove otherwise, there are always going to be people who think animated stuff is soley for kids and adults who like "cartoons" are nerdy weirdos. I would like to see a live action Thundercats purely for the make-up and special effects.
I agree with you 100% about the Thundercats. I don't understand why they would make a Thundercats CGI movie. I understand TMNT. They don't look that human. Thundercats on the other hand looks like people with makeup on anyway. Why not do a live action ? I want to see a live action Thundercats movie ! THUNDERCATS HOOOOO !!!!!!
The TMNT cgi movie was not that bad persay, but I think it would have been better if it had Shredder , Krang & his army of rock soldiers from Demension X & also Bebop & Rocksteady would have made it good. If Warner Bros. decides to do another one, they should make it kick ass . Another movie that I think that should definatley be made is Ghostbusters 3 . They should just have all the original ghostbuster actors in it (Bill Murray, Dan Akkroyed, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis & Sigourney Weever) & not make it cgi (& i'm not mimicking the Angry Video Game Nerd's opinion about this movie).
I'm sorry but I disagree with you about krang and shredder. It would be cool to see them in 3D however the turtles should move on and have different villains we have not seen yet. I feel the same about the Superman movies. There has been 5 Superman movies and all of them have had Lex Luthor. Its time for a new villan already. Plus all the TMNT movie were more like the comics than like the cartoon. I think that's what the film makers were going for. TMNT was more like a sequel than a reboot. Remember in the movies Shredder is dead. If you look closely in the background of TMNT the turtles have trophys of there adventures. You can see Shredder's helmet and the magic time thing from the 3rd movie. I don't know much about the comic but I think krang was much different from the cartoon. So it may not make sense to have him in the movie. That's not a bad idea to make a CGI ghostbusters however I would rather see them again in live action. When they get too old to do the action then make it CGI. I think they are still young enough to do it. Look at Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 4 or Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa or Rambo.
i just want them to be true to the source either way. i had major issues with transformers but rather enjoyed tmnt. im glad they are doing these movies... i have the all the cartoon series and love the feeling i get when i watch them. i understand some changes must be made to update the story or try to better explain why things are the way they are... but i dont want them to stray from the original material.
I agree with you that is the most important thing is to stay close to the source material. However I don't like the fact that they are turning our childhood cartoons into CGI movies. I feel that CGI movies are to close to the cartoon. We are adults now and we need a more adult movie. Why can't they make them live action ? Although a lot of CGI movies are very good and well respected such as Incredibles or Wall-E. The general public still considers them to be for children. If we want our childhood heroes to be respected by the movie going community there movies must be live action.
tibbs, I am with you all the way. I love the 2D animation also. Yes, many of the shows of our youth were based on toy lines, but many of these shows were made with quality and care. They were written and animated by talented men and women and many of the shows still hold up today. Especially, if you compare them to many of today's cartoons.
BTW, I love all of the GI Joe PSAs. The one you posted is my favorite. It's hilarious because Recondo's first instinct is to look inside an old refrigerator for a missing kid. "Oh, no. CHECK THAT OLD REFRIGERATOR!" That line always makes me laugh...
Instead of Hollywood remaking our beloved 80s cartoons into CG and/or live action movies, why not just reinvent them in 2D for television? I'll give you some successful examples: 2002 He-man series, Transformers Animated and GI Joe Resolute. These shows pay homage to the original shows and entertain us with new and exciting stories. They remind us of our favorite cartoons, but they don't rehash the old cartoons.
Will a new Thundercats movie work? No. Because Thundercats was conceived as a TV SHOW not a MOVIE. That's what made these show work so well. They had ongoing storylines and continuity and characters. Kids watched these shows daily, and over a long period of time, they came to love these shows. There is no way you can successfully adapt a show like TCats or Gatchaman into a 1 h 30 minute movie and capture a new audience. However, if they revamped these shows and showed them daily or weekly, kids would eat it up (as well as nostalgic adults).
You have a good point. The 2002 He-Man and GI Joe Resolute where good however I thought that Transformers Animated was too toony.
Its good to try and remake new cartoon series of these old shows but to get the attention of the world to show how special these shows are to us you have to make a live action movie. No one takes a cartoon or animated movies seriously. Plus cartoon shows are not seen all over the world like live action movies are. I want my favorite cartoons to grow up with me not to stay for kids.
Unfortunately most movies based on 80's cartoons suck. Movie studios should realize that the fans of these shows are now adults and make the movies for us and not our kids. Transformers 2 and G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra look like they will suck because they look like they are marketed to 2 year olds and not to the fans. We need directors who grew up with these shows so that the property will be respected.
I disagree with you. I think Thundercats can make it as a movie. Any property can be made into a movie if done right. Just think of the first TMNT movie. That was awesome. If movie studios look at that movie as blueprint for Thundercats then it would be made well.
Yes. You are right any property can be made into a movie. Just because they can do it, doesn't mean they should. If Hollywood continues to produce bad live action remakes of 80s cartoons, I would prefer that they stop making the movies period. No movie is better than a bad movie. I think most fans would agree. I disagree that no one takes animated movies seriously. Pixar is a great example of an animation studio that makes movies that appeal to both kids and adults. Yes, I agree, in America, the consensus is that "cartoons are for kids." If studios would take a chance and make quality animated theatrical movies for adult audiences, maybe we could break away from the mindset that animation is childish. Adults in Japan have embraced animation as a form of entertainment for years. I hope one day we will see this happen in America.
OK I coincide. You are right. I would rather they make no movie than a bad movie.
They might take Pixar seriously but Pixar unfortunately only makes movies for kids. I would like to see them make a more adult movie. Perhaps under a different name. I would like to see them make a PG-13 movie similar to Akira. A movie that is adult, intelligent, but with not too much sex or violence. A computer animated movie with realistic human characters much like Final Fantasy only much better.
Its sad that in America the country that invented animation has shunned it as childish. I believe that one day the stereotype will be lifted. Comic books are slowly becoming acceptable for adults to read. Thanks to movies such as Dark Knight. Cartoons are going to fallow. Thats why I think they should keep trying. One day they will get it right. Unfortunately , studios still believe if you make a movie based on a cartoon the movie must be made for kids.