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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: How could anyone look at this movie poster and not laugh? Reply with quote

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/quickfix/7/7/8/160778.jpg?v=1

What is with this sudden emergence of taking childrens' novels and giving them dark, adult themes?

EDIT: OH MY FUCKING GOD! That's Jeremy Renner! I thought he had more self-respect than this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, good lord!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about adults...that's what adults look like.

In any case, the original story is about two kids who are lured by an old woman into a house so she can eat them. They shove her into an oven and bolt the door shut. Fairly dark themes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the woman in that poster, she's cute.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I like the woman in that poster, she's cute.

Yes, rather nice pair of pacifiers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
notageek wrote:
I like the woman in that poster, she's cute.

Yes, rather nice pair of pacifiers.
Yup.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, I would expect something like this from The Onion or SNL.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't laugh because your brain is locked onto boobs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
You don't laugh because your brain is locked onto boobs.

No, I didn't laugh because breasts are no laughing matter. Honestly, if you think that poster is wrong then you must get out more.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, the poster's utterly hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT: What's next? "Snow White: Deathraider!"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not that sudden, this goes back at least a decade. Just look what was done to at Alice in Wonderland and Strawberry Shortcake

Hollywood just keeps getting less and less original and does more and more copying (except when they do it, its art; when YOU do it a tort, crime and sin).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

salahx wrote:
Hollywood just keeps getting less and less original .


There is fresh material out there, just need to have the courage to start using some of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There is fresh material out there, . . .


"fresh" and "out there" seem to be contradicting to me. Wouldn't something "fresh" need to be created, instead of found "out there" somewhere?!?!?!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
Uh, the poster's utterly hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT: What's next? "Snow White: Deathraider!"


Actually it's called "Snow White and the Huntsman"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BonezTheGoon wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
Uh, the poster's utterly hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT: What's next? "Snow White: Deathraider!"


Actually it's called "Snow White and the Huntsman"

8O 8O 8O

* Falls out of chair. *

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must I remind you about the book 'The Truth about Hänsel&Gretel?'

and that one was from 1963 (a parody which was so well made that people really thought he found the true story behind the fairy tale - the murder of a young women who invented modern nuremberg style lebkuchen and was killed by an envious cook and his sister. Includes excerpts from witch trials, 'archeological digs' etc pp).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
It's about adults...that's what adults look like.

In any case, the original story is about two kids who are lured by an old woman into a house so she can eat them. They shove her into an oven and bolt the door shut. Fairly dark themes.
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Apparently not all adults are thinking adults. </shocker>

Potential to be better than some of the other crap out there. I mean, has anyone seen Avengers?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
Must I remind you about the book 'The Truth about Hänsel&Gretel?'

and that one was from 1963 (a parody which was so well made that people really thought he found the true story behind the fairy tale - the murder of a young women who invented modern nuremberg style lebkuchen and was killed by an envious cook and his sister. Includes excerpts from witch trials, 'archeological digs' etc pp).

I had an old aunt who used to send her home made lebkuchen each year at Christmas. They were pretty old school. Not very good tasting and hard as a rock. My father broke a tooth on one. :lol:

Now I'd probably dip them in coffee and like them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so TV promos for this movie are hitting my area as of today and my first thought was "FUCK YES". it seems to have zero to do with the children's story and everything to do with being awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they need to go further. I think we need Rumplestilskin the hideous, daughter-raping, baby-eating, ax murdering dwarf, with gratuitous gore and taboo sexual violence.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
It's about adults...that's what adults look like.

In any case, the original story is about two kids who are lured by an old woman into a house so she can eat them. They shove her into an oven and bolt the door shut. Fairly dark themes.
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Apparently not all adults are thinking adults. </shocker>

Potential to be better than some of the other crap out there. I mean, has anyone seen Avengers?


True, the theme is dark, but it's all about presentation. Hell, we're now sitting our 10-year-old kids in front of a TV screen and make them control a dude with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, blow the heads off of middle-eastern stereotypes, and allow them to dip their testicles into the mouth of a corpse. I fail to see how that's any less dark than shoving some old bitch into an oven.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mardok45 wrote:
pjp wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
It's about adults...that's what adults look like.

In any case, the original story is about two kids who are lured by an old woman into a house so she can eat them. They shove her into an oven and bolt the door shut. Fairly dark themes.
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Apparently not all adults are thinking adults. </shocker>

Potential to be better than some of the other crap out there. I mean, has anyone seen Avengers?


True, the theme is dark, but it's all about presentation. Hell, we're now sitting our 10-year-old kids in front of a TV screen and make them control a dude with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, blow the heads off of middle-eastern stereotypes, and allow them to dip their testicles into the mouth of a corpse. I fail to see how that's any less dark than shoving some old bitch into an oven.


at least the latter encourages cooking as a useful life skill.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hell, we're now sitting our 10-year-old kids in front of a TV screen and make them control a dude with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, blow the heads off of middle-eastern stereotypes, and allow them to dip their testicles into the mouth of a corpse. I fail to see how that's any less dark than shoving some old bitch into an oven.
If that is actually in a game, then certainly parents should probably not allow their 10 y/o play it. Assuming they're mature enough to make that decision or even play it themselves.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hell, we're now sitting our 10-year-old kids in front of a TV screen and make them control a dude with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, blow the heads off of middle-eastern stereotypes, and allow them to dip their testicles into the mouth of a corpse. I fail to see how that's any less dark than shoving some old bitch into an oven.
If that is actually in a game, then certainly parents should probably not allow their 10 y/o play it. Assuming they're mature enough to make that decision or even play it themselves.
Roight, like I said:

It's all about presentation! Put a little light fluffy tone to it, and you can make anything a kid's book. I betcha we can make a kids book about people shooting terrorists.
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