The Happytime Murders

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Re: The Happytime Murders

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:56 am

Well, the publicity the film received didn't help the film at the box office and I guess audiences could smell an underachiever.

It has some amusing moments, the best being when it pays homage to that most famous scene in Basic Instinct, but the whole thing is just so formulaic. In some respects it wants to pay homage to those old 40's film noir but the storytelling is very lazy. Melissa McCarthy appears to be just going through the motions here, which I do prefer than when she tries too hard. Maya Rudolph is as usual a scene stellar.

The puppets are not as well used as they should have been with the lead one being a rather drab invention. Its also mercifully short and never feels over extended. Peter Jackson has nothing to worry about here. His Meet the Feebles remains the benchmark for adult puppet cinema.
“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One

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Re: The Happytime Murders

Postby Precious Doll » Thu May 31, 2018 1:57 am

“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One

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The Happytime Murders

Postby Precious Doll » Sat May 26, 2018 1:18 am

The film probably does not deserve its own thread but the publicity is great for the film at a commercial level. It's not the first time 'adult' entertainment has been inspired by children's television and movies. Peter Jackson's 1989 Meet the Feebles was a very funny smutty song and musical. It's poster tag line remains one of cinema's most memorable 'Sex, drugs & soft toys'.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/m ... uppet-film
“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One


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