Saturday, January 31, 2009

KFP kicks Wall-E in the groin

Congrats to DreamWorks and the Kung Fu Panda crew. They steamrolled the competition at the Annies with 15 wins. Pixar's Wall-E? Nothing.

Good to see that I'm not the only one that thinks KFP is the better movie. Although I expect Wall-E to win Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. I have my fingers crossed that KFP takes it as well.


Midgard Dragon said...
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Staloren said...

Midgard, your comments are going to be removed from now on. Your fanboy responses are getting tiresome.

Anonymous said...

don't be hatin' the pixar fan boyz. everybody wantz ta work there foo. can't blame them fo wantin' some props fo WALLE. that film was dope! told lowly americans (everyone outside of NoCal) whassup with their fat walmart luvn wayz. ain't nuttin like a good preachin' art flick fo da critics man! where's da luv? KFP? puh-leeze.

G1toons said...
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G1toons said...

yes their is humanity, KFP was the best movie of the year and they deserved the reward and more. Its a shame that "horton hears a who" was forgotten, as it had some beautiful animation and design, just bad timing, but congrats to all the animated movies, as we all now artists work hard on these movies and give it there all

Anonymous said...

Horton Hears a Hoo sucked mi'balls.

Its plot was utterly stupid, it had not a single laugh out loud joke, and it looked like they stole some of the sets at the end from Ice Age.

jdog said...

I just watched KFP, Staloren's favorite movie of '08.

It had some pretty animation and was stylistically well done, but on a story level is was pretty predictable. Where have we seen all this before?


It's not surprising that Dreamworks movies are derivative. They intentionally develop them that way. And we're not talking about "homages to a genre." We're talking about straight-up stealing plot points from successful live action movies. Katzenberg used "As Good As It Gets" as a template for Shrek. Shrek II used "Meet the Parents," and so on. It sure is a good substitute for actually creating anything original.

Wall-E, on the other hand, is an original story that came from a writer's actual brain. It's different. It takes chances.

That's why Wall-E deserves to win an Oscar and KFP deserves to be what it will be, a nice solid renter.

Neelabh Bisen said...

Hey;everyone in India ie at least in my state and city ;everyone Voted 10 out of 10 for KFP against 4.5 out of 10 for Wall-E!!!
KFP has set a milestone in the style of characters as the market demand in India favours animated characters to be more like F5.