April 22, 2008

Gratuitous Moovie News Observations

I heard a couple of movie rumors over the weekend. The first was that Fox is planning on doing a movie version of Arrested Development.


Now I have repeated many times my firm belief that A.D. is simply the funniest damned comedy ever put on tee vee, but nonetheless I heard this news with apprehension. Good tee vee almost never translates well to the big screen. Issues such as timing, story arc and target audiences diminish the magic of the original. And I would think this would hold especially true with a format like A.D.'s, which is improvisational, full of long-running inside jokes and of a tangental, layered, herky-jerky storyline. A half hour week after week? Gold. A full-length movie? Not so much, IMHO. Thus, after mulling it over, I (reluctantly) think this is a bad idea.

The second piece of news I heard was that Pixar is planning to re-release all of its movies in 3-D. I sighed in resignation at the thought of how much money would be hoovered out of the Orgle Manor coffers as the Llama-ettes demanded the upgrade to their library. On the other hand, I couldn't help but wonder whether this wouldn't cause the longstanding debate of Elastigirl vs. Mirage to take a new and interesting turn:


Considering what a surfboard Mirage is (and there's a gratuitous A.D. reference for you!), I'd expect the advantage would be all Elastigirl.

UPDATE: Digging into the archives over at JohnL's, I see that last time around Mirage beat out Elastigirl by a whisker.

Posted by Robert at April 22, 2008 02:52 PM | TrackBack

ElastiGirl for the long haul; Mirage strictly for stunt dating.

Posted by: LMC at April 22, 2008 03:30 PM