Megan_Koumori (megan_koumori) wrote in binky_betsy,
Megan_Koumori
megan_koumori
binky_betsy

Coming 2015: It's not the Pattersons...





First of all, I'm always, always, ALWAYS wary of remakes and updates of beloved children's characters. For every "Flintstones" movie, which (despite howls about Rosie O'Donnell being "too fat" to play Betty Rubble) at least looked and felt like "The Flintstones", you get an "Inspector Gadget" made by incompetent idiots.

"This is based on a cartoon right?"

"Yup, ever watched it?"

"No."

"Wanna watch it?"

"Fuck no! Let's just throw in a bunch of cartoony sound effects! That'll be close enough!"

After all, it's not their childhoods they're pissing on and...and...



Oh good Lord...Why? Why are they gangster? Don't flash me that peace sign, Theodore! You put your little deformed hand away! And Alvin's hat!? Where's his hat dammit?! Hoodies aren't hats! They're hoodies!

Suffice to say, when I went on Youtube today and this trailer suddenly popped up, I wasn't too thrilled...





But I clicked on it anyway to see what the damage was...



and was actually surprised.


It's still too early to definitively tell, and it may come back to bite me in the ass for saying this, but it actually looks like it has...promise. Even in 3D the animation style is true to the original, the classic theme is there, and there's not a fart noise or soon-to-be-dated pop culture joke to be heard. Schultz's son Craig and grandson Bryan are being credited as producers.

So here's hoping.
Subscribe

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021

    The one where Elly finally gets around to doing all of that mending she's been putting off since the strip started.

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021

    The one where muscle memory propels Elly to her non-job. Panel 1: Elly reminds us that she didn't get any sleep last night because April can't tell…

  • Endless Nights

    The third from Sarah L. Hunter . As usual, I will quote and then comment after the cut: Endless Nights By Sarah L. Hunter April 21, 2021…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 21 comments

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021

    The one where Elly finally gets around to doing all of that mending she's been putting off since the strip started.

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021

    The one where muscle memory propels Elly to her non-job. Panel 1: Elly reminds us that she didn't get any sleep last night because April can't tell…

  • Endless Nights

    The third from Sarah L. Hunter . As usual, I will quote and then comment after the cut: Endless Nights By Sarah L. Hunter April 21, 2021…