May 1st, 2011

cartoon.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The Retro Dome was showing Who Framed Roger Rabbit today, so I can finally cross that movie off my list of films to see. Yay!

Or maybe not. Maybe I was happier before I saw the film, because I could imagine it to be exactly the sort of movie I enjoy, rather than what it is. Now my own imaginings about the potential Looney Tunes/Disney mash-up are void, replaced with the reality of what the film actually was...and it turns out, I didn't care for Who Framed Roger Rabbit all that much.

As a general rule, detective noir and murder mysteries aren't my beat, so the plot of this story really didn't do much for me. Yeah, it was really neat to see Mickey & Bugs Bunny hanging out, or Daffy and Donald duking it out via fighting pianos...but that's like, what, three-five minutes tops? Not nearly enough toon characters for my tastes! It was pretty neat to watch the animated characters interact with the real world. I've got to give the filmmakers props for that; they did an amazing job with shadows and special effects to make the action on the screen seem plausible.

But OH MY GOODNESS ROGER IS ANNOYING. His voice made my skin crawl, and his 'wacky' antics bored me silly. He's very much the sort of character that kids enjoy, but as an adult I kept hoping that Judge Doom would hurry up and FINISH HIM OFF ALREADY.

Now that Judge Doom, he was a great-looking villain. Creepy, cold, and ruthless. I'd watch a whole movie about him. I was really disappointed that his death was so sudden and his backstory left unexplored. Why does he hate toons so - especially if he is one? How did he invent the Dip? What does he really look like? It would have been a better movie if they'd cute Roger's screen time in half and doubled Judge Doom's role.
(I almost always like the villains more than the heroes, though, so just ignore me.)

I wonder if I would have liked this movie better if I'd seen it as a kid? Probably. I can totally see why my mom never bought this movie for us, though. Guns, Jessica Rabbit, murder, mayhem...totally not kosher in my childhood home.
piranha - tundra red.

Breaking News: US Shot & Killed Osama Bin Laden

WHAAAAAAAAT?

I was totally shocked when this announcement slipped out. Mostly because I honestly didn't think we were still looking for him. I figured the government had given up on him ages ago.

Part of me wants to say, "So, where's the body? I won't believe you until I see a body!" But then I stop and think about it, and realize that eeew, why would I want to see a corpse? That's disgusting. Surely I can put my faith in the government that they wouldn't make this announcement until they were absolutely sure, right?
(Right???)

I know that I shuldn't be jubilant at a man's death, and I'm not. I don't want to run out into the street and party. I guess I just feel...relieved? That's one less bogeyman in the closet to fear.