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Monday, January 17, 2011



To begin, please pardon the dust.  I am slowly, but surely, redesigning and reorganizing Dry Humor Daily.

Now. . . If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you probably saw a preview for this:

First of all . . . WTF?

Second, what are they really pitching?  Johnny Depp or the most-likely-very-forgettable-flop-of-a-movie?  Allow me to shed some historical light on the subject.  If the font size of the main voice actor's name is aaaaaaaaalmost as big as the title of the film, it can't be good.  Why?  Probably because the same portion of the budget for the movie went towards paying that actor (even though that's a joke, it's probably not far off).  That typically means the producers have to cut corners in other places, like screenplay, directing, or marketing.  Judging by how early they're advertising Rango, I'll bet they didn't cut the budget in marketing.  Get where this is going?

(Don't get me wrong, I actually appreciate Johnny Depp as an actor.  I think he acted his resume very well.)

My advice would be to let your five closest friends see it first (no, facebook friends don't count).  And if that never happens, you can check this off of your definitely-do-not-see list.  (You could probably even skip putting it on your list.)

I do have one good thing to say about Rango, though.  Thank goodness it's not in 3-D.


Christine said...

Thank god for that. It's getting harder and harder to see a movie these days without paying extra money, wearing dorky glasses and getting a headache!

Kara Hoag said...

Gave you some bloglove and an award on my blog. Come by and claim it!

visions unto myself

Anonymous said...

You really don't have a clue, at least not where this film is concerned. Jaded snarkiness is no substitute for actual knowledge on the subject at hand.

Cole Garrett said...

@ Kara Cool, I'll come check it out. :)

@ anonymous Granted, I spent little time researching the film, a hunch is still a hunch. This one feels like a flop.

Sam said...

This movie looks awful! And I can't hear Johnny's voice for the life of me. I've now seen the preview three times, and each time I really try to hear him in Rango's (I'm assuming) character, but it just doesn't sound like him to me. That's really funny that his name is as large as the movie title. Definitely hints at how bad the film must really be.

Girly said...

I don't know if this means the movie will be good or not, but I saw an interesting behind-the-scenes thing where they showed that all of the scenes in the movie were acted out to some extent on a sound stage, and that's how they recorded the audio. So the idea is supposed to be (and why this movie is supposed to be new and innovative) that they're actually allowing the actors to act, even though they're only actually contributing voices, giving the movie more natural emotion.

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