In the Land of the Lawn Weenies

Hello, Spongey here.

Well, for some of my readers this may come across as a bit…different but real OGs will be getting flashbacks. So on here when I dive into the world of books, it tends to be R.L. Stine based. That’s because A. I admit to that being most of what I read these days and that is also because B. that’s one of my “things” and I tend to only have time to read stuff that ties into projects. Although recently I have had more a desire to read other stuff these days. I did more reading back in High School compared to now, as you saw with that Moragnville Vampires thing.

Man, remember that? Anyway, you don’t care about my reading habits, you care more about my reviewing habits. I’ve always wanted to do reviews of books from other people, I’ve just been tied down to other stuff. That and I feel like giving thoughts on random other books is best left for Goodreads, and on here I’m more into scene by scene snark. Although perhaps A Look Ats for some series could be in the cards someday.

Anyway, we have a series I have been wanting to re-visit for a while. I covered the 2nd entry, Invasion of the Road Weenies back in 2012. ( https://spongey444.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/halloween-in-july-invasion-of-the-rioad-weenies-3/ )I did so badly of course, and I cared way too much about nameless characters in a short story, but I still did it. This is a series of kids short story collections by David Lubar with the thing tying them together is one story in each poking fun of a certain kind of people who get too serious about certain things.

There’s about 35 per collection, so they tend to be pretty short. Based on the titles, you’d assume they were just all silly farces and quite a few are. However, these often veer into kid friendly horror, with some forgetting the kid friendly part. The big claim to fame to these for some is how unexpectedly dark these can get, and that’s part of why I enjoy these.

That and the short story format allows them to experiment with different styles, and Lubar is often pretty clever and creative with these. I had read the first few of these back when i reviewed Road Weenies and had wanted to review at least one more. Better late than never, eh?

In the middle of last year, I recalled these and then went wild and binged all of them, including reading the ones that had come out since I stopped so many years ago. That was one thing that lead to me doing this. The other was…David Lubar following me on Twitter. I don’t know why I keep getting these connections either but hey, it’s cool. I won’t tag him or anything when this comes out, he might see it on his own, hopefully.

There are currently 9 of these overall running from 2003 to 2018, along with a recent spinoff series called Teeny Weenies, which is the same idea but for younger readers. Thus, no dark stuff, boo. The interesting thing about this first one is where it started. David first did a pair of collections in 1997 called the Psycho-Zone and Lawn Weenies was just a random story in one of them.

He took those and put them all in this collection and bumped Lawn Weenies up to the top slot, and the rest is history. Without further ado, we should dive in to see what we have in store with these. I will warn you that there may not be as much room for snark in these since they are short and there’s already 35 to get through as it is. I’ll still try though. Oh and I won’t rate each one since it’s harder to rate stuff like this, but the overall book will get a meaningless rating.

Anyway, let’s go.

This, is In the Land of the Lawn Weenies (and other warped and creepy tales)

I’m only putting this here because it’ll make the post look good when I link it on Twitter. I don’t have much to say about the cover other than it’s cute, as are all of the other covers. That is all.

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Fear Street – Bad Moonlight

Hello, Spongey here.

I just wanna start by saying I really hope that Spooksville post is out by now. Even if it’s not, I’ll keep this here to show how bad I am with keeping promises but hopefully you’ll understand why it was late when it comes out. (…Yeep, I swear it’s coming)

Anyway, I think it’s finally time to return to Fear Street. Full disclosure, I was originally going to have Fear Street reviews all this summer to tie into the movies but that got pushed to some other time so instead I decided to have fun and do Twitter poll to let my followers decide what they wanted me to do. The choices were The Thrill Club, One Evil Summer, Goodnight Kiss and this.

It was quite the close race but in the end this won. All would have been for interesting reviews (especially Thrill Club for one certain reason but that’s for another time…) but this one I’ve been wanting to cover since I read it so I’m glad it was picked.

I’ve noticed the Fear Streets I’ve reviewed so far have been mostly before Goosebumps started. Sure there was Broken Hearts and The Cheater but only just barley, being early 1993. I point this out because the series took quite a turn after Stine started Goosebumps. He got so used to the more wacky supernatural stories that they seeped into Shadyside big time. Opinions are naturally mixed on this direction and I think it’s a case by basis, but usually they were certainly wild and memorable. This book is the perfect example of that and I can’t wait to get started.

As you can tell, it’s a werewolf book and we all know how much Stine loves werewolves. Oh and it’s a Super Chillers so it’s needlessly long, but at least it’s only 195 pages this time. So what will happen when Bad Moonlight shines over us? Let’s find out.

This, is Bad Moonlight

This cover was actually done by a different artist, named David Jarvis and it’s amazing. I mean….just look at it. Everything about it, from the funky lights, to the two girls singing, to the wolf head, makes it the most amazingly cheesy thing I’ve ever seen. It’s super 80’s despite this being 1995. Even the tagline is great! It’s the perfect cover to hype you up for the story.

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Shadow Zone: The Undead Express

This one really goes off the rails. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

Hello, Spongey here.

We have an interesting subject for this review. So in April, I talked about a bunch of Goosebumps ripoffs, and in the last post I mentioned some of the others that I wasn’t able to get to. I thought I mentioned basically all of them but one or two slipped through the cracks. But one of them was actually on purpose, because I didn’t count it.

That would be The Shadow Zone, by J.R. Black. I mean, by all counts it should be included, we even got the two initials names! Not to mention titles like “Teacher Ate my Homework”, and “Guess Who’s dating a werewolf?”. In the very least, it’s close enough to be lumped in. It has more in common than something like Spooksville does and it’s often counted.

My thing was that it started in 1993, which feels like too soon for people to want to cash in. I mean, the series didn’t even become monthly until July of that year. So I chalked this one up to coincidence rather than trend chasing, it certainly wasn’t the only thing like it prior to Goosebumps coming out.

But it is close in every other respect so perhaps I should have let it in. I mention all of this, not because I’m reviewing one of the books. Oh no. You see, for some reason I will never understand, some executive thought this short lived book series no one has heard of warranted a TV movie in 1996.

Actually, it warranted TWO TV movies. Not even kidding. These actually exist. They aren’t hard to find either, one is on Amazon Prime and both are on Tubi. They even got a few well known actors for those. The other one was Teacher Ate my Homework and it had Margot Kidder in it. But we’ll cover that one some other time, maybe.

I went with this one for no other reason than other one podcast covered the book and so I had a stronger need to watch this one. They were not kind to it, so if the movie was anything like it, I didn’t have the highest hopes. Then again I haven’t read it so who knows how I’d feel.

Either way, I popped this in so we’re talking about it. The director’s only other movie credit is the other Shadow Zone and otherwise works in TV shows like the recent Watchmen HBO show. So at least he still gets work. The writer was less lucky, the only thing listed on IMDB that I’ve heard of is Friday the 13th the Series.

So how does taking a roughly 120 page book and turning it into an hour and a half movie fare? Let’s see.

This, is The Shadow Zone: The Undead Express

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A look at the theatrical DC movies

INDEX:

Superman and the Mole Men (1951)

Batman (1966)

Superman (1978)

Superman II (1980)

Swamp Thing (1982)

Superman III (1983)

Supergirl (1984)

Superman IV: The Quest for Price (1987)

The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

Batman (1989)

Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Batman Forever (1995)

 Batman & Robin (1997)

Steel (1997)

Catwoman (2004)

Costantine (2005)

Batman Begins (2005)

Superman Returns (2006)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Watchmen (2009)

Jonah Hex (2010)

Green Lantern (2011)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Justice League (2017)

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

Shazam (2019)

Joker (2019)

Birds of Prey (2020)

Hello, Spongey here.

I’ve talked quite a bit about Marvel movies over the years. Mainly the MCU but last year I looked over the Misc Marvel movies as well. I had fun with that, as it allowed me to look at some stuff I had never seen before and re-visit a few movies to see if they hold up. Doing that gave me the idea for today’s post.

This one’s self explanatory, we’re looking at DC’s side of film. Their film roster is kind of the opposite of Marvel in terms of how they’ve grown. Marvel was spotty at first before getting way better and more consistent, while DC started off generally really good, but became more uh, hit or miss with people in the 2010’s. They are getting more praise now though.

They’d had quite the history and I want to honor that, from the Dark Knight’s to the Superman 4’s. Now, I’m specifying theatrical because I know they have a ton of direct to video animated movie so I wanna say those are being left off. Perhaps another time…or next year.

Anyway, how does DC’s films fare? Which are the best and worst? I know you’re totally dying to hear my thoughts on Steel. Let’s go!

This, is A Look at the Theatrical DC Movies

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Moses: Prince of Egypt

Talk about a plague.

Hello, Spongey here.

I’ve done pretty much all the rites of passage that all of those snarky reviewers must go through at this point. From directors like Uwe Boll to studios like The Asylum. But there’s one big target I’ve yet to touch and it’s especially embarrassing as an animation reviewer. Today, we correct that.

Yep, we’re finally talking about Dingo Pictures. …I feel like I’m gonna regret this big time. Anyway, Dingo is a German “animation” company that made these short “movies” that often made it on PS2 discs for some reason. They are shrouded in mystery but we do know they made stuff from around 1993 to like 2002 or so. Most of them being rip offs of Disney and the like.

Everyone has torn into them and gone into what makes them tick. Phelous in particularly has gone into way more detail than expected and can you tell you about the weird differences in various versions of their DVDs. Even though he has the market cornered, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to throw my hat in the ring.

Besides, these things are short so I can get something out quickly! I wanted to go with a lesser known one so I picked this thing. No guesses as to what we’re ripping off here. Finding info is hard so I have no crew rundown this time around.

It’s not like anyone of you care who made it anyway. With all that said, how will popping my Dino cherry go? Just how terrible will it be? Guess we’re finding out. I mean, any movie without an IMDB page has gotta be good!

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General Review: Scoob!

Hello, Spongey here.

Last time I generally reviewed something, I talked about that whole…pandemic thing and how it is affecting movies and my general reviews. Trolls World Tour was put on VOD and it ended up doing quite well…much to the chagrin of AMC, but that’s another story. Warner Bros wanted a slice of that pie, so here we are with today’s movie.

I do indeed hope that this is just temporary and that eventually things will clear up, putting movies back on the big screen. But we’re not here to have that discussion, I’m here to review a movie.

So…Scooby Doo. It’s had tons of movies, most of them being direct to video, and of varying levels of quality. But before now, there had not been any theatrically released animated Scooby Doos, just those live action ones. Warner Animation Group is …not chanhing that now due to the VOD thing but whatever, you get my point,

Mostly because they want this to start a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe. That sounds kinda dumb at first but that could weirdly work. I mean, their works are not strangers to crossovers after all. That and I feel like the use of other characters does help separate from the 50 other Scooby Doo movies out there. This franchise is formulaic as it is, I think this could work if done right.

Either way, guess we’ll see how it pans out in execution. The director is Tony Cervone, who has done tons of Warner Bros animated stuff, including directing one of the direct to video movies. Pretty perfect fit, I think. We’ve got four writers and between them we have things like The Christmas Chronicles, Due Date, and…well, the other two have this as their first credit.

That all said, let’s see how this direct to VOD movie goes. How will this version of the Scooby gang fare? Let’s dig in.

This, is Scoob!

Since childhood, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake have been solving mysteries across the globe accompanied by Shaggy’s pet dog, Scooby-Doo. But their greatest mystery together comes in a turn of events when they run into the Blue Falcon, who is trying to prevent his arch-rival, Dick Dastardly from causing a global “dogpocalypse” by unleashing the Great Cerberus on the world.

This movie was fine. Yep, we’re in for one of those reviews, strap in. It’s a fairly enjoyable family film that doesn’t too much above that and I already see the divide with people. It just has negative points for people to consider it mediocre and enough good parts for people to consider it pretty good and be more forgiving.of the flaws. In the middle is a grey area, and that;s where I, and some others, operate.

My main negative is that the story itself is fairly middle. It’s a generic action/adventure story that doesn’t have a lot to it for the most part. Not that I’m expecting much from a Scooby Doo movie but that’s actually kind of the problem. It doesn’t have any sort of mystery so it goes for something more standard.

There are some out there concepts like Dick’s evil plan but the broad stroaks are pretty standard.There’s an arc with Shaggy and Scooby that starts and ends fairly well, but in the middle it’s so cliche and it feels like they’re just hitting the expecting beats. I also feel like the rest of the gang should have been involved more, since what they get can work.

And while I have no problem with modern references, some of the jokes about social media were pretty lame. These problems don’t make it super annoying or anything like, just makes it more middling compared to what it could have been. Also, the pacing can be rushed, especially in the first half as they try to get us into the plot. However, there’s anything that works for me to like it.

For one, the animation is pretty good. It doesn’t look quite as good as the other cartoon-y movies we’re getting these days, including the ones from WGA but the style is still pretty appealing the character animation is pretty fluid and fun. The models like fine although there can be a slight canniness at times, most notable when they recreate the classic theme. It kinda looked like an HD remake of the intro to that Night of 100 Frights game.

The main positive is that it just had a general sense of enjoyment. While some humor failed, a fair amount of it does work. There’s a radar dodging moment that was pretty great. Charecter wise, Shaggy and Scooby fare pretty well and get some fun moments. The rest of the gang could have been more involved, but they act like they should, generally and get some solid moments when they actually cut to them.

But speaking of acting, yeah I don’t like them picking random celebrities for the sake of it. Will Forte I guess fares the best since he at least sounds like he’s trying to be Shaggy, while the rest just sound like themselves. They sound fine on their own but it’s just not the same. Come on, Matthew Lillard managed to star in a live action version of a classic cartoon and go on to be THE voice going forward. How often does that happen?!

The best actor is Jason Issacs as Dick Dastardly. He’s clearly having fun and he’s the only one I feel was chosen for his talents over his name. As far as the Hanna Barbaba element goes, it does overtake things but it wasn’t too bad. It’s not overstuffed with cameos and there’s some neat background nods. Blue Falcon is a basic jerk hero we’ve seen way too often though. He also gets the worst of the social media jokes. I liked Dynomutt with how done he is though.

The positives being a “general sense of enjoyment” is faint praise but that was the best way I could describe it. It’s not like the humor or action were super amazing but it was able to keep me entertainment with some solid antics. I liked the general cartoon-y antics more than the broader stuff though, if that makes sense. Plus, certain things like Dick were able to be solid highlights.

The script is far from ideal but it was at least fairly consistent in terms of the main arc, compared to some other movies of this caliber. It had solid moments and felt complete despite how cliche it all was. One of the projects one of the writers worked on was last years Addams Family movie and that’s very fitting.

Both are fairly flawed when it comes to the writing but they have a certain charm that makes me like them. That and I like everything I guess. I will say I liked this more due to being more consistent and just being tighter. I can see some rating this higher than what I will give it due to some of the consistent entertainment.

It just left a general sense of me wanting more out of than what I got. It could have risen above just being fine but it didn’t quite do that, which isn’t great for something that is meant to launch another cinematic universe. That said, it works better than certain other attempts I can name,

Overall, Scoob! does end up being too much of a basic adventure for a Scooby Doo movie and those elements could have been utilized better, and had a more interesting story. Some of the bad humor and forced celebrities (speaking of which, there’s a…weird cameo you’ve likely already seen on Twitter, that makes this more 2004 than I was expecting)  don’t help.

But it’s able to make up for it with solid cartoon-y animation and some fun antics, along with decent characters even if some could have been used much better. It’s a fairly fun family movie, just not ideal compared to what I wanted. So, it’s about on par with Trolls 2 as far as these VOD movies go. …This is better though, sorry.

Both I feel like I’m easy on but this I felt more comfortable with liking. Honestly, I feel I’m being hard on it in terms of my rating so take that for what its worth. If you can forgive certain things, you’ll get what you pay for but those wanting more than just standard stuff may need to think before forking over 20 bucks on this one.

So yeah, this was a thing. I liked it though.

Rating: Decent

At this point, this is my cop out rating. Usually this would be one of those “oh yeah, that came out this year’ movies but at this rate…yeah, we’ll see what actually comes out. SpongeBob is scheduled to be next, we’ll see how that pans out …God, I can’t wait for this to be over.

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Shivers – The Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh

Hello, Spongey here.

Welcome to the grand finale of Goosebumps Rip-Off Month! Man, I can’t believe we’re almost done already. To recap, we’ve had to deal with religion, trips into cheesy B movies, toy hobos, and a pet shop owner trying to kill a dog that was once a child. It’s been a wild ride, and thankfully most of these have been at least fine.

For the final review in this month, we will be looking at Shivers. This one actually has the distinction of being the only one we’re covering this month that I had some experience with prior to doing all this. And by that I mean way back in school, I recall seeing one of these somewhere and actually holding it in my hand. I don’t think I finished it though.

So there’s that. This is easily the longest running of all the rip offs, lasting for 36 books from 1996 to 1998. Man, none of these lasted past 1998. Guess it’s because the series they were inspired by was dwindling in popular around that point. These were written by M.D. Spenser, whose only author credit I can find is on a 6 book series called ….Human-o-morphs.

…I don’t think he any had original ideas for book series. I can’t be too harsh on him though. I mean, when I found his Twitter, he actually followed me back…And did not respond when I dropped in his DM’s to ask if could answer a few questions for me. (Don’t worry, I asked nicely). Ah well.

This is the best documented of these as there exists a blog that recapped all of them, so I can know what happens in all them at least. ( http://www.gnarlybookreviews.com ) Based on both this and some other reviews I found, I really wanted to do “Weirdo Waldo’s Wax Museum” but I couldn’t quite get a hold of it.

So instead, I went with this one as it was received well in the two recaps I found and I wanted something good to end the month on. With that said, how does this turn out? Let’s find out.

This, is The Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh

(Or just “Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh”, as it’s called on the first page and the obligatory order form with the list of all the books up to that point)

These covers were done by Eddie Roseboom and I rather like this one. It has a pulpy style to it that I like. It’s just a really striking image and honestly of the books we’ve covered this month, this one has my favorite cover, easily. (Also, I thought this hand was doing a middle finger at first)

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Bone Chillers – Little Pet Shop of Horrors

Content Warning: I’m not one to put these kind of things, but this book has a few too many threats of animal abuse for me to not put one so uh…there’s that. Keep that in mind if that bothers you.

Hello, Spongey here. Welcome back to Goosebumps Ripoff Month! Now we’re getting into what is likely the most well known of these, Bone Chillers! Seriously, if you’re only aware of one of these, it’s this one. It’s also probably the first one, starting in February of 1994, and lasting for about 24 entries. It’s also lucky to be one of the few of these to spawn a TV show, and it actually got one back when the series was actually relevant!

I talked about two episodes of the show back in the day, and the thing with the show is that it basically had nothing to do with the books. The books are of course an anthology, while the show has a consistent cast, and of the 13 episodes, only a couple were based off the books and they were pretty loose adaptations. Kind of weird but ah well. (Heck, one of the books was actually based on an episode, instead of the other way around)

Speaking of the show, it aired on ABC, which of course is owned by Disney. This means Bone Chillers can, and should, be on Disney+. Get on that, damn it!

Anyway, These were written by Betsy Haynes, and besides not doing the two initials thing, she gets credit for being the most accomplished author of all the people behind these. She had been writing since the 70’s and had a few series under her belt, which is mentioned in super tiny type at the top of some of the covers of these.

A lot of the latter half of the series was actually ghostwritten but unlike even Ghosts of Fear Street, which stuck the real author’s name on the copyright page, this one put their name on the same page where Betsy’s name alone would be, and it says “Created by Betsy Haynes, Written by X”. That’s kind of neat.

(And if you’re interested, there’s a podcast interview with one of said ghostwriters that I fond neat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq6byol14p4&t=676s )

Anyway, since we’ve seen the show, today we’ll see what ones of the books is like. For this project, I was limited to what I could actually get a hold of. I would have loved to do “Why I Quit The Babysitter’s Club” or “Blowtorch @ Psycho.com” but I got stuck picking this one. I picked it purely based on the cover allowing me to make furry jokes and…well, you’ll see how that turned out.

So yeah, let’s dive in.

This, is Little Pet Shop of Horrors

The cover artist isn’t credited but it’s Tim Jacobus. If the style isn’t proof enough, he has said as such a couple times so yeah. And unlike Deadtime, I think he did all/most of them. This one is okay, not a big fan of when he does realistic kid faces though. It sells the concept well enough, just not one of my favorites.

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Deadtime Stories – Terror in Tiny Town

Hello, Spongey here.

Welcome back to Goosebumps Rip Off Month! This time, we got a more clear example of a similar series, that we’ve actually kind of talked about before. This time we have Deadtime Stories.

Right off the bat, I appreciate that it has a unique title, and they didn’t just up look “Goosebumps” in a thesaurus or whatever. This is one written by A.G. Casone, which is actually just a name for two people, sisters Annette and Gina. Prior to this, they did some YA thrillers that got the attention of Jane Stine who brought them over to write a few Ghosts of Fear Street books.

So I’d say they had some familiarity with doing things similar to Stine’s style. (Also, one of them ghostwrote an Animorphs) They only did two of those (“Attack of the Aqua Apes” and “Eye of the Fortune Teller”, if you’re wondering) and the same year the latter came out, 1996, they started this series. I assume they got sick of that series and wanted to do their own middle grade horror series, with blackjack and hookers!

…This series lasted only 17 or so entries but thankfully in 2011 the book Grave Secrets was randomly turned into a movie. Soon after that, Nickelodeon came knocking and the series became a TV series, and that Grave Secrets movie was cut down into an episode. That explains the pacing problems I had back in the day.

Yeah, I talked about the TV once upon a time, during the 5  minutes it was on the air. Apparently they planned to come back with new entries to give the show more stories but sadly that bombed and none of this happened. That sucks, but now it’s time to dive into the first of the books and see if these were worth turning into TV episodes.

With that intro out of the way, let’s see how the series started.

This, is Terror in Tiny Town

This cover is…Chucky. Seriously, who did they think they were fooling with this design? On its own, the art is pretty decent and eye catching. It doesn’t win points for originality though. Man, who even drew this anyway?

…Huh, sleeping with the enemy, aren’t we? He only did this cover though, the rest were by the guy who did the Ghosts of Fear Street covers. Makes sense.

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General Review: Trolls World Tour

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Hello, Spongey here.

…Well, this stinks.

I feel like I don’t need to tell you what’s going on in the world right  now. How did this even happen? When this year started, we were on the brink of World War 3 and now we’re all stuck inside. I don’t go out much and just stay inside…meaning my life hasn’t changed much.

There are many consequences of this whole pandemic thing, but the one that’s relevant to this blog is that theaters are closing meaning basically all film releases are postponed until further notice. This means a lack of general reviews for quite a while. May was supposed to have Scoob! and Sponge on the Run but now we got nothing for a while.

So we’ll see how what I fill those empty slots with. But in the meantime, we got one new release to deal with. This one is interesting because it was planned for theaters but now it is VOD, meaning it is still coming out when it was supposed to. I think it’s because it wasn’t meant to be a super huge movie compared to some of the other stuff that got canned so Universal figured…why not?

It’s an interesting experiment but hopefully when this all ends, this won’t become the norm. I like theaters, ya know? But anyway, at least I’m still able to review this. Onto the movie itself, it’s of course a sequel to DreamWorks 2016 film Trolls.

It was okay. I was perhaps a bit too critical at the times but re-watching it, my thoughts are about the same. It has some fun stuff and great animation but eventually the story loses me in all the Cinderella stuff, and the themes could have been explored in a more nuanced way. It’s a harmless enough time waster, just not as fun as it could have been given the setup.

Following the obligatory Netflix series, we now have an even more obligatory sequel. As cash grab-y as this seemed, the trailers have shown some promise. This could go either way, but I had some hope this could pull an Angry Birds 2. And yes, I am saying that because Rachael Bloom is in it.

That addition may have added to my excitement.

Anyway, this time around co-director Walt Dohrn has been promoted, as Mike Mitchell is out. This is his debuet as a main director but he previously worked on the story for movies like Shrek 4 (and voiced Rumpelstiltskin) and was a writer of SpongeBob.

The writers from the first return, and I must again remind out that they somehow wrote both Kung Fu Panda and Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. But alongside them are 3 new writers, One of them has done nothing I know of, but the others did A Dog’s Purpose/Journey. If it helps, one of those worked on The Simpsons.

With all that, is an improved sequel worth uh…staying at home for? Let’s see.

This, is Trolls World Tour

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