Wednesday, December 15, 2010


In the past, I have expressed some amount of rage about pathos-laden cartoons. Pixar is down the street, so I really shouldn't say this, but I don't give a shit about anything they do, and this opinion, informed in some part by the few of their movies (Cars, the one with the balloons) which I watched, is mainly informed by the fact that I am an adult interested in the complexity and gamut of human emotions. So fuck cartoons. Cartoons are for kids. Now that that's out of the way, Hollywood made a 3d Yogi Bear movie? What the what? And the actual animators involved with the movie did a painstakingly well-crafted fake ending for it, parodying the near-ending of the incredibly awesome and criminally underwatched The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Except the parody is actually just a faithful rendition of that haunting scene and is a total pathos fest. The eyes of these two bears -- holy shit. And when it's all done Yogi gets turned into a rug. Everything that's happening in this parody is better than every movie nominated for the NAACP Image Awards Golden Globes, says the guy with a newish baby who has been to one movie in the last seven months.


E said...

certainly beats black swan. that movie blows.*

*which undoubtedly means that you'll love it.

cold4thestreets said...

whoah. now i have to watch it. i have been going back and forth about how i am going to prejudge black swan. on the one hand, i watched pi in the theatres because i am a gangster -- gangster of arthouse films -- and i want all the cred due to me as an aronofsky early adopter. on the other hand, every scene between mickey rourke and cutie pie manson in that movie about hulk hogan was diarrhea. also, the fountain. lolololol. the fountain. also, jackie from that 70's show. but then again winona ryder -- all time, number 1, 90's girlfriend.