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Flying Fish
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Just now saw this, and watched the show as a kid. (The original series I believe had occasional scripts by Larry Niven, DC Fontana, and Alan Dean Foster, as well as featuring Bill Laimbeer as a Sleestak).

Moderately funny. Reviews mentioned "crude sexual humor" which wasn't way too bad, but why in the world did they feel it necessary to take this stupid old puppet show and turn it into a show which features such language as "S**t," D*mn," "suck it," "zombie d**k," and even yes, "f**k you"? And then they threw in a long drug abuse sequence for good measure.

I was pretty embarassed for my ten-year-old.

If you have a choice between this and a genuine kid's show, in a theater, go for the kid's show.

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Samprimary
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hurhurhurhur jokes about bodily excretion processes sure are funny, let's jam the movie full of them.

Not for kids. Also not for adults. passssssssssss.

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I hadn't planned on seeing this one. For me, Will Ferrell's movies are hit or miss, and the previews made it look like a miss for me. If I hear great things about it, I may watch it when it comes to DVD.
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Raymond Arnold
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This is the first trailer I saw where I actually said "Wow, they raped my childhood."

Then I found out it wasn't actually make childhood, since the original show was from the 1970s and the one I watched was in the 1990s. And then I felt disconnected from time and space, which was oddly appropriate.

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Sterling
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The "it's a walnut!" line made me snicker. Most of the rest of the trailer footage hasn't impressed me that it's worth my time and money.

I don't have strong emotional ties to the show; I think I felt it was kind of weird and cheezy even as a kid.

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Honestly I never even knew about the show until I read that this tripe was supposedly based on something back from the late televised Pleistocene-Prefragglerockian period.

Welp, sucks for that because boy did this movie suck, weehoo.

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Stone Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age - Howdy Doody Age - ((Televised Unconformity with hints of flying squirrels)) - Sid & Marty Kroft Age - Henson Age - Inspector Gadget Age - X-Men Animated Series Age - Pokemon Age - Ben 10 Age (current day)
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I'll give it a pass... it looks ridiculously stupid just from the trailers.
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Agreed. I wouldn't even have noticed the trailer, except that Anna Friel was in it. What is she doing in this movie???
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Puffy Treat
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By the time they reached the Sleestak sex scene, parents were pulling their kids out of the theater in droves.

Man, am I glad I only saw this because one of my new DVDs included a free pass. [Razz]

This is mostly a typical Will Ferrell gross-out/rude humor comedy, just in an exotic setting.

Speaking as someone who watched the original show in the late 70s, I feel most modern viewers will find the gratuitous references confusing, or not even realize they're there. Fans of the show (I'm sure it has some, somewhere) will most likely not be pleased.

The Will Ferrell fans seemed to like it.

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quote:
The Will Ferrell fans seemed to like it.
Man, that sounds horrible.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
quote:
The Will Ferrell fans seemed to like it.
Man, that sounds horrible.
Pretty much!
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Will Ferrell is a hilarious person and he needs to star in more movies which are not junk.

PEOPLE WHO LIKE WILL FERRELL ENOUGH TO BE CONSIDERED "WILL FERRELL FANS:" please stop encouraging this junk

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I agreed with Ebert, there was a lot of good humor here. The only other Ferrell movies I've liked are Anchorman and Stranger Than Fiction.
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I thought it was ok. A lot of the jokes were flat. Danny McBride was my favorite part.
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