Bravo, Lions Gate, for starting off 2016 well.
Because reviews are always right. You should try forming your own opinions sometime, I could see Norm of the North ending up as a cult classic in a few years.
It really did a lot given its budget and time constraints.
Lionsgate are mostly to blame for whatever flaws the film might have, from unrealistic expectations set on the filmmaking team to constant alterations to the script well into production. I do not represent them in an official capacity.
tfw better ratings than norm of the north.
There's basically one every year and they're always released in January which is the month movies go to die.
But you know what? It'll probably double its budget and justify a sequel because kids like terrible shit.
>Me And My Son Muhammad Found This Movie Great
and thus norm of the north created a special type of terrorist.
Just got back from seeing it. I don't understand why it's being shit on so hard. Pretty good visual gags, a few jokes put in there for adults (not raunchy or anything, just something that would go over little kids' heads), lighthearted fun.
Really no worse than Kung Fu Panda, Hotel Transylvania, Over the Hedge, or any other non-Pixar flick.
who would want to do that?
>Yes. It got a positive review.
That review is trash, basically "it's a cartoon with a good message so it's good for kids but le adults with have to bear it XD"
Also the score is 2.5 out of 4 stars so it should be a rotten score since Ebert's 2.5 star reviews count as rotten.
Rotten Tomatoes dun goof
Pizza tootswas something people willingly wanted to see. Let that sink in.
he made a bunch of porn of the middleaged wife from the longhorns newspaper cartoon
she looks like shit, you really shouldn't have to ask him why he does this
he does a good job tho
>More like parents think their kids like terrible shit
My aunt used to buy cheap movies for my young cousin, I once watched Karate Dog with my cousin in one of the visits (I was like 13 or 14) because they thought we would have a good time watching it, they actually enjoyed that movie, I don't, but I pretended I liked it...
Most kids will enjoy shit as long as it's colorful and animated, I used to like everything that wasn't romance and tween garbage, and most parents don't know better or don't care, all cartoons are the same for them.
>The Chipmunks 1 and 2 made more money than How To Train Your Dragon 1 and 2
CAN'T WAKE UP
People who have kids are willing to shell out the big bucks to keep the little shits distracted for a few hours. It's no surprise everyone is capitalizing on it.
Is she cucking your dad with him?
This movie is getting the same amount of hate as all those other shitty animated films. The only reason why it's so upfront right now is because the movie just came out.
Give it a month, and it'll be where it deserves to be: forgotten and at the bottom of a Wal-Mart bargain bin.
Hundreds of people had to animate this. This was approved by someone. Someone thought that this was not only okay, but a good idea.
>no worse than kung fu panda
stop shilling this hard pls
I remember being a kid and shit like this would be more than just passable. CGI movies were new and got a free ride by novelty alone. Was the studio responsible for this stuck a decade and a half in the past and expected to make their money back just because their bear was 3D? Did they think they could succeed as a family movie because kids supposedly don't know quality, and forget entirely that they had years of Pixar and Dream Works to compete with? Did they just not do their homework and think a CGI movie was crapped out every year because it worked???
Normally it's at the ending as a light hearted celebration after the peak of the movie has subsided. They had to use it early because dance party is one of their top ideas in this movie.
Ideas for movie:
What went wrong?
Never was supposed to directly compete with Pixar or Dreamworks. Those cost several hundred million from established major studios, and this one costed about ten million from some no name. The profit ratio could potentially be enormous.
And you seriously underestimate how dumb and easily entertained kids are.
I guess so. I still have nostalgia goggles glued tight for the Tom and Jerry movie where they become friends and sing about it then hang out with Indiana Jones' daughter.
So is "kids are dumb, here's our generic talking CGI animal, where's our money?" what they were going for? It just doesn't seem like an effective business model anyway, even if they're just hoping for the home release sales.
Anyone else feel overwhelming sadness and pity for people who work on these type of movies?
The efforts of character designers, 3D modelers, background artists, sound mixers, storyboarders, etc; all debauched by a shitty script.
Some guy actually thought the story was worth making, had this small studio do shit, got Lionsgate in on it (which fucked around with it), had Indians/Chinese animate it, then shove put it in theatres and hope that even a meager showing would produce more than the low bar of 10 million.
Only reason I know this much about it (other than seeing it tonight) was that I'm friends with a guy who is trying to kind of do the same thing, hopefully with a better story and execution. Wanted to see the quality (I thought it was lighthearted generic fun, nothing really to shit on), and then see if it could turn a profit.
As you can tell, I've seen a lot of these mediocre 3d animated movies. Return to Oz comes to mind. Not a bad movie, but was a market flop.
Now, did he really think that the story was worth making, or did he (and literally everyone else involved) just put this together because it would be an easy buck?
Cause shitty CGI Kid-flicks are a dime a dozen.
I just asked (my friend has been in contact with Splash studio), he genuinely thought it was a good idea and really just wanted to make 3d movies. Apparently Norm's creator used to produce a lot of animated shorts and wanted to go with a full movie. That explains why there were so many visual gags --some were actually pretty clever/funny.
Oh god, I have a good idea what it is by just seeing that thumbnail. Oh Goddammit, I just had pizza earlier.
Fuck. The tits are alright but the ass isn't big enough.
I think I just woke up other people in the house laughing at this.
The Ma-non National Anthem.
It hurt to watch this. I wonder if it hurt to animate this?
Even as a kid I would be able to recognize the difference in quality between even the shittiest DW movie and this. Even such turds as Sharktale and Shrek 3.
> Shittalking Kung Fu Panda,
Get the fuck out.
Are you saying you eat people. Ur a fucking freak dude.
Reading this in Stan's voice is fucking gold.
I legit want to see this trainwreck, but I'm worried If I see it in theaters it'll be a waste if I get bored. I think boring movies are even worse than bad movies.
My brain is filing for a divorce now after seeing this, thanks.
>people will pay to see this in theathers
I remember loving the first two movies
when i was a kid
I love how similar their reactions are
How they both had to have a long think about life while/after the flim
ROB SCHNEIDER IS... A POLAR BEAR!
IN THEATERS JANUARY!
You know, when you think about it, Jason Lee has had a pretty shitty career. I think that scene is him debating whether he should go home and kill himself or star in another Kevin Smith film.
They took one review and changed it from Fresh to Rotten, just by taking a different line from elsewhere in the review (the full text of which is unchanged from yesterday).
Here's the review, with a middle of the road 2.5 star rating and a PC headline.
Escape from Planet Earth
The Nut Job
At least last year had the unexpectedly good "Paddington", but that was live action with a CGI lead. And this January has "Kung Fu Panda 3" at the end.
Why do bargain-basement CG movies always, always, always fall back on dancing?
any movie that ends in a non-sequitur song and dance scene is automatically an awful film.
Even if you enjoyed some or all of the film, the moment that dance number begins the film will turn to shit before your eyes.
Even Genndy couldn't prevent this.
"The film has a rating of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 2.8/10."
I can't stop guys. I can not stop laughing at this. All of this.
This has gotten to the point where we might need to seriously consider the question. Could this be "it"?
/a/ has Mars of Destruction. /tv/ has The Room.
Does /co/ now have Norm of the North, or does Foodfight still outclass it?
Yes. It was mediocre yet enjoyable enough. Coming from the perspective of a parent, probably better for a kid (theater was full and the kids seemed to like it). As someone who likes animated movies/shows it wasn't that great, but I'm in my fucking mid-20s, this movie was not made for me. It's almost as if the big players are running a smear campaign, because there was literally nothing inherently bad about it (although I wish it was a good 20 minutes shorter).
Oh, by the way, that .webm does not appear in this movie, and there was no sing-along. (The dance does appear, but I think that must've been from an early trailer?)
>The Muppets 2011
>Surprisingly decent, possible return to grace for the franchise
>Last 2 minuets of the movie completely destroy the entire movie retroactively
>it's also a random dance party while this is happening
Guy who saw it, that's exactly what it was. Went in expecting complete shit, was surprisingly decent, now highly confused as to why it's being made out to be a lot worse than it was.
Foodfight is still power of maximum, and anyone who says otherwise is wishfully lying. What makes legendary badness bad is that you can see the vision, the image in the director's head of a world where Dex Dogtective's face is on lunchboxes across the globe, and you can see how utterly it fails to live up to every single one of those visions.
Norm of the North has no vision. It's "let's take a moderately unpopular comedian and make him play a cute talking animal who does references to things people remember." There are a thousand like it, and there will be a thousand more after it.
Are 3D animated movies from the Northeast hemisphere made by the same people?
Dat mummy on the right though
Same can be said of Delgo. They had high hopes that their Dark Crystal ripoff would be the next big franchise and jumpstart the Atlanta film industry.
Norm's just generic DVD shovelware that made it into theaters.
Reminder that the dance party ending goes at least as far back as the Greek comedy playwright Aristophanes.
>the ass isn't big enough
Crossposting here, the film is performing as expected...
Top two results looked like anime to me.
Wondering how it stacks up to Garzey's Wing.
Actual line from the movie.
"Norm, you can come out now."
"I think I just did."
I sat through every piece of garbage animation you can name when I was a kid, and I knew very well that it was shit. but I watched it anyway because I loved cartoons. Kids are smart, but they are also demanding, and will sit through any sort of garbage until the end to get some cheap entertainment.
She appears in a lot of crowd scenes, like here on the right. And a lot of the background women have these big-assed dimensions.
The obligatory female lead also has those exaggerated dimensions to a lesser extent.
It looks like I'm watching a really bad Coca Cola commercial.
You horny bastards. Why do you people do this?
Jsus fuck, guys. I take it back. Ignore everything I said. They took the funding.
went to the bar to celebrate the campain working and they fucking call up saying "no funding" i'm driving to the office right now with the rest of th guys They're not paying us. It didn't make enough fuck I have rent due.
don't see this fucking movie fucking backtabbers.
I'm never taking my children to a cinema. Ever.
>Norm's production budget is undisclosed
The animation studio has a history of making low-budget shit, or do they chose not to disclose its budget in fear of receiving even more negative reception?
Those humans look like they came straight outta Jimmy Neutron
>Drew her ass smaller and tits bigger than it was in the movie.
>Someone visits Ebert's grave
>"Man you wouldn't believe the crap their releasing these days, Roger. I mean there's this new Rob Schneider movie where he's polar bear that goes to New York and-"
>Earth starts shaking violently
>Decomposed fist breaks through the grass
>Rotted Ebert starts clawing his way out of the grave
>Demonic hands are trying desperately to claw him back to Hell but they are no match for his fury
>Person visiting is too terrified to run
>Once free of the hands and earth Roger grabs the visitor
>They wes themselves when they look into his white eyes and see nothing but unending hate and despair
>"WE'RE GOING TO THE MOVIES"
Handsome Harvey Dent from BTAS has a cameo and NONE of you noticed?!
On the bright side it did better than the original projected weekend estimate of 5 mill.
That's not saying much though.
So what's this movie about?
A polar bear leaving the North because it's full of normies?
I think these are the potential customers, so he wouldn't have much problem selling condos, as they'll move up there, die from a combination of cold/animals/lack-of-groceries, and then get cleared out for the next set of tenants.
Made it 24 seconds. I feel like I deserve a medal or a cash prize.
I'm too scared to click. What is it?
Now, now. It's fun to trash a crappy movie. But this one is a regular sort of awful. There's nothing special about it.
Animation is subpar and the script seems like it was coughed up by some "kiddy movie" app.
But it's just one more lazy ass production that makes money out of the still-enduring animated movie business.
Foodfight has an interesting story of failure behind it to go along with every single awful thing in it. The Room is a one man show that absolutely fails to do every single thing it intended.
NotN doesn't even compare to Delgo, which is actually horrendously dull in content... but at least it had that side of being canned for years before it was actually brushed up and shoved on screens.
Hell, that one Lucas-produced animated movie about... mexican day of the dead stuff? was probably more notable even though it was forgotten in a day.
People just jump on this one because we're in FUCK YOU IT'S JANUARY and everything is awful, so a scapegoat is needed.
the thing that annoyed me most about this film was during the car chase scene the animators could clearly not remember which car was in front and which was behind as they seemed to switch every time it changed shot. I hated other things about this crap but that really was the thing that annoyed me the most.
>Hell, that one Lucas-produced animated movie about... mexican day of the dead stuff? was probably more notable even though it was forgotten in a day.
Book of LIfe was a Guillermo del Toro production directed by the El Tigre guy.
"Made with heart" is probably the wrong term. "Made with ambition" is more accurate. What makes Foodfight so legendary is that you can clearly see they thought that Christopher Lloyd's broken mocap and a plot about how store brands are evil would be listed alongside Roger Rabbit or Toy Story. It's like Casey at the Bat. What makes failures legendary is when they're preceded by ambition and swagger and then fail entirely to live up to them.
Norm of the North hasn't got any ambition at all, so it's not fun to make fun of it. It feels kinda like insulting a rock for being inedible - yeah, it's certainly true, but what did you expect? It's a rock.
Only ISIS can save us from this heresy now.
100 years of Hollywood, entertainment, animation advances, and sound recording led us here.
>Hell, that one Lucas-produced animated movie about... mexican day of the dead stuff?
Lucas made that one movie about a fairy warrior-princess or something falling in love with the bad guy. It was a musical even, with pop songs. I don't know why anyone would put Lucas in charge of a love story after Attack of the Clones, tho
>Lucas had long wanted to make a film for his three daughters, with the original idea for the movie being generated 15 years prior. He described the film as Star Wars for a female audience stating "Star Wars was for 12-year-old boys; I figured I’d make one for 12-year-old girls." On the film's plot, director Gary Rydstrom stated, "We pitched it as a Beauty and the Beast story where the Beast doesn't change." According to Rydstrom, Lucas "really wanted to make a beautiful fairy tale with goblins and elves, and do it in a way that only this company can do. He had been working on it for a long time." Rydstrom mentioned that Lucas emphasized that the story should be about "finding beauty in strange places". Rydstrom also stated "It was important for him to tell this story where you saw the beauty in something you didn't expect to see—that it looked ugly on the outside but you saw the beauty underneath." The film was in the works for 15 years including, at one point development alongside the Star Wars prequels.
Not even Boyhood took fifteen years to make.
You people are retarded.
Even genuinely good comedy can become stale if it doesn't evolve. That's not what's wrong, looney tunes wasn't the only way to do animated comedy right. The problem is that shitting out a lazily written pile of bad puns, toilet humor, and referential wanking is the current fashionable "fuck it, let's just put something out" type of animated movie. Not that it hasn't been for some time, at least a decade and some change, all thanks to trying to ripoff why shriek worked back in the day. But they lack the motivation, and likely the talent, to pull it off like Shrek did. I don't love Shrek either, but it was on top of the world for a reason. And parents who use shit movies as pacifiers should be fined $100 for being lazy shits and feeding this horrible machine. You don't have to watch audio/visual shit to shut a kid up. Don't make that shit acceptable to the little things either. God damn this topic gets my goat.
I'm rolling, this is something made to be awful on purpose. Nothing else explains it.
Maybe it's supposed to be a sidecut
Except for the fact that they were both shit.
Hence my earlier post, kids are fucking stupid. What 20something autists deem as "bad" doesn't fucking matter, because kids will still like it.
As opposed to what? Traditional toys?
>nigga those are just cubes of wood
>don't use stacking little cubes as a pacifier!
Shrek was shit. Most animated flicks, or kid films in general, are shit. That's because kids are stupid, and their criteria for a good movie are easier to fulfill than what an adult would consider a good movie.
tl:dr these movies aren't made for you, why is /co/ such autistic fuckshits?
will the TWO SEQUELS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION be cancelled now?
Oh shit, negrumps, it's playing in the next hour. Should i go or not?