Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

I believe it's Kaplan's second law of moviemaking that states: "Never bet against a talking animal picture." Well, consider it law 2A that you shouldn't bet against a movie where the animals also sing and dance, and where one animal has the speaking voice of Robin Williams. If that's the type of movie that appeals to you, then waste no time heading over to the web site for Happy Feet and watch the three trailers (in the "video") section. Aside from featuring some truly amazing animation, these trailers promise a really great and funny movie. I mean, I don't even know what this movie is all about, but already I'm dying to see it. I mean, really. Just try to find something more entertaining than a penguin with Robin Williams' voice singing "My Way" in Spanish — complete with back-up singers. Just try it. But watch these trailers first. Or, if you have a really good Internet connection, click here to watch in high-definition Quicktime video. (Trailer two is the one you want.)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Humma Kavula said...

I know you're excited, but you would be wise not to forget Kaplan's Zeroth Law:

All movies suck until proven otherwise.

The second law refers only to the talking animal picture's chances at the box office, not the quality of the movie.

August 15, 2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger catnip said...

Let me start out that this comments page sucks. "This blog does not allow anonymous comments." Is Marty that worth it to leave a comment that I have to sign up for my own worthless blog that I'll never use???? Sometimes ... So I guess I can leave comments galore now, if I remember my user/password, which is highly unlikely.

I don't know who Kaplan is. I know Boyle's, Charles, Dalton and most certainly Murphy's, but I guess I'm just a bit undereducated to know who Kaplan is/was.

Anyway, back to your blog. I prefer the 1st trailer to the second. The first one tells me it'll be a funny movie, the second tells me it's going to have awesome sounds and some great animation.

That's all I wanted to say. I had to friggin' sign up to this space for that crappy comment. It was better in my mind, but when I finally got around to writing it, all my good points were lost as I was trying to remember my user/password.

August 15, 2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger Humma Kavula said...

For future reference, I am the legendary Kaplan.

For further reference, here are all of Kaplan's laws.

0. All movies suck until proven otherwise.

The Carrey Corollary. Jim Carrey is often the only thing worth watching in Jim Carrey movies -- and yet, the movie sucks because Jim Carrey is in it.

1. The quality of a film is in inverse proportion to the quality of human being that made it.

2. Never bet against a talking-animal picture.

3. Never bet that any film will be one of the top ten grossing pictures of all time.

4. Nobody knows anything, but some people know less than others.

August 18, 2006 7:35 PM  

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