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Samuel Dravis
12-04-2006, 12:13 AM
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Hehe. I just saw this one tonight and I was pleased. While not being the most interesting film ever made, it does succeed at being one of the best happy movies I've seen in a while. Nothing really stood out as 'bad' to me, and it was clever how they kind of worked in a little bit of March of the Penguins spoofery. I thought the mexican penguins and the part when one of the birds said he was abducted by aliens were great. :D

The music they used wasn't bad either. It worked well for the movie. :)

Any other opinions on this movie?

Samnmax221
12-04-2006, 12:25 AM
I've been disappointed with family films for almost 10 years now. Looks like a crappy excuse to do some music numbers and talk "all hip".

Samuel Dravis
12-04-2006, 12:33 AM
There was some story in there too, and the main character did not talk the (hip) talk. He only walked the walk. Heh. Music numbers are not all that bad. I enjoyed it, and I didn't go with my family... Though I guess if you were forced to sit through Toy Story clones or whatever enough times I'd agree with you. :p

It was pretty clear the moviemakers were environmentalists, but that's not really a big thing. Certainly not as traumatizing as Bambi. :D

IG-64
12-04-2006, 12:34 AM
Animation looks good, but I hate musicals, so I'll pass.

Samnmax221
12-04-2006, 12:37 AM
There was some story in there too, and the main character did not talk the (hip) talk. He only walked the walk. :p It was pretty clear the movie makers were environmentalists, but that's not really a big thing. Certainly not as traumatizing as Bambi. :D
I was a kid during the Disney Renaissance, I don't think I can ever appreciate a family film as much as I did those films.

Edit: I fix'd your errors. Not snobbishly, Firefox 2.0 has built in spell check, I can't help it.

Darth Groovy
12-04-2006, 03:35 AM
I'll probably catch it when it comes to video. I just don't have much interest. In fact, I want to harm penguins because it seems like some sort of senseless craze. If it wasn't the craze that it was I'd probably be all over this movie.

If that is the case, this is probably one of your top ten favorite games:

http://www.echonetwork.net/games/pingu-blood.swf

Mike Windu
12-04-2006, 07:04 AM
I loved it. Bit weird at the end as they go off on an environmentalist tangent and it isn't as fun anymore. But I still like it.

Lightsaberboy
12-04-2006, 09:16 AM
I was really impressed with this movie. The penguins were so cuuuute, espcially the baby ones with the high voices.
At first, I thought the ending was going to be him stuck in the zoo. That would've been a really cool dark ending, but would also prolly leave a lot of kids feeling sad, so they had the ending with his dancing causing the saving of their whole species. Still a good ending though.

I also thought the chase scenes were pretty intense. When he was being chased by the sea lion and they were being attacked by the shamus, I was on the edge of my seat going "WHOOOOAAA!!" Especially when the shamus kept flipping them up and down.

Mike Windu
12-04-2006, 06:35 PM
I can do this, I can do this, I just need to trick myself - hey what's that? *fall*

BongoBob
12-09-2006, 10:36 PM
Alright, my little brothers birthday was today, and he wanted to see happy feet, and I have to say, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Robin Williams was a large part of the reason I liked it so much.