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Too excited to work

Crud! I have to work on this scene but I can't help reading the Rotten Tomatoes review for "How To Train Your Dragon".
So far, we're holding in above the 90% range. I don't know if we can keep it up, but I hope so.

Most of the reviews so far are fair: no, it isn't a Pixar film nor does it try to be (it is also much shorter). It just wants to be a fun adventure story, one that we all hope the audience will enjoy.
Aw heck, I'm no good writing about these things. Lack of vocabulary.
I'll let Ruffnut and Tuffnut take over for a second.

1 picture = 1000 words.
Whatever those words might be.

Another little thing got me excited today: the teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim VS the World, based on the really fun serie by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
I grinned and smiled through the whole thing. If you haven't read the books...hopefully this teaser trailer will make you want to pick up the original source and give it a read. So far, it looks like a really really fun adaptation of it.



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Mar. 26th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
Haahaa, that's awesome. Looks way better than the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat movies.

Gonna go see Dragon tomorrow, got two names to watch for in the credits.
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Oooh, who is the other name?
Mar. 26th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Tracey Michelle Arnold. used to be my room-mate. she's listed for Production Supervisor for animation and again for effects.

I think I agree with your assessment than the supporting characters are more fun than Astrid and Hiccup. Would have loved to see more of them.
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Mar. 26th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Scott Pilgrim suddenly became one of my most wanted movie I want to see this year. Yay! It's fun to have a list of film to look forward to.

I projected too much of my fangirlism attitude on poor Fishlegs- I mean he's a geek, but never goes that much into a *squee* expression.
Mar. 26th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
I have never heard of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' before but that movie looks like fun!
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
The director also did two fun movies, so it promises to be a fun ride.
Mar. 26th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Just got back from HTTYD, it was AWESOME!! Loved it!
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Glad you've enjoyed!
Mar. 26th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Vol 6 comes out in July, and the movie in Aug. Should be a Scott-tastic summer!
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
*squee again!*
So glad to see the movie realised: when it was first signed up, I was afraid it would go the route of so many movie deals out there: shelved!
It's being done, and kicking @$$ looking good.
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Mar. 26th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
It was one of the first thing that was set in stone at the beginning: try to keep the dragons animal like.
Mind you, Toothless makes it very high in term of animal IQ.
Mar. 26th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
I went to the midnight showing, and kind of hated myself for it when my alarm blared in my ear at 6 AM (work on 4 hours of sleep! whee!), but it was SO WORTH IT.

Thumbs up to you guys, it's pretty fantastic.
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Midnight showing?
You're more dedicated than I am!
*remembers overtime hours and sleepless nights*.
No wait.
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I wanted to see it properly the moment I could, but realised if I didn't go to the midnight show, I wouldn't be able to go today at all, so I sucked it up and went. :D

Honestly, you (and everyone) should be very proud of yourselves. It's a bang-up, beautifully done story. (Definitely one for my collection the moment it's on DVD.)
Mar. 26th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
oh yes, squeeee indeed! :D
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
For both Dragon and Scott Pilgrim.
*double squee!*
Mar. 26th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
the Scott Pilgrim trailer looks so much fun!! I didn't know they were making a movie, that is awesome.

and w0000t about How to Train Your Dragon!!
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Mar. 26th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I hope they keep the fight scene inside Honest Ed, as it was shown in the book.
That would be so awesome!
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
And it's the old school type of TTC bus too! I was jumping for joy too! Being from Toronto and also knowing Mal (the comic creator) I was really worried about the film adaptation. But Edgar Wright is someone who really loves the books and he's done a tremendous job from what I've seen so far.

I really hope they will keep the Honest Ed's scene (and the Reference Library too), but I think I remember hearing somewhere that it isn't. We'll have to wait until August to find out! (Augh! I wish it were sooner!)

P.S. rufftoon: Speaking of the Reference Library, are you planning to come to TCAF this year?
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Mar. 26th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Michael Cera seems the guy directors pick when they want the geeky, nerdy type, but I actually didn't think he fit the Scott Pilgrim role. I may end up wrong. Perhaps he ends up perfect, and I've only read some of the comics, so maybe I'm totally off base, but I thought Scott was more an underground/hipster/slacker type rather than geek; though he may have some geek in him the former outweighs the geek.
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
We'll see: it will be a test of his actor skills. If he can make us believe in the character, he'll have done his job.
Mar. 26th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Saw the movie last night and i adored it! going to go see it again!
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
Yay, glad you've enjoyed it!
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Your icon is soooo wrong.

But Tuffnut and Ruffnut are awesome. Make them into an icon!
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
But I love Na'avi Bean!
Hmm, tempting to make the twins into an icon...
Mar. 27th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
just got back from seeing dragon, geeked out to see your name in the credits. my biggest reaction?



seriously, if i see a large plush or a decent figure of toothless i think might blackout and wake up to find it in my room with my wallet considerably lighter.

i love how cuddly the dragons turned out <3 <3 <3
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
I must admit to wanting a Toothless plush too, but I haven't seen any available that I like.
That being said, the japanese have made the cutest little cell phone strap of Toothless. I wish they were available here!
Mar. 27th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
I just saw this with my friend, and I really loved it. It was fantastic! Also, your name was incredibly high on the credits list, like right after the cast. Congratulations!
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
Many thanks- this movie was such a whole group effort, I felt like just a small cog in that big machinery (heck, I feel like that in all big projects I worked on, ha!).
Glad you've enjoyed it.
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Mar. 29th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
It was crazy, headache inducing, thrilling, stressful, exhausting, hilarious at times.
It was very much a group effort: everyone helping each others on their scenes, either through constructive comments and input, or when we helped with corrections.
We only had a year to make it work. So much material was done, trashed, transformed. In the end, with the time limit of the film, it was edited to its bare essential to make it work.
Mar. 30th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
I FINALLY saw it! And we clapped for you during the credits. So proud!!
Lots of fun. Kinda wished I saw it in non-3D though. I think I will enjoy it even more with repeated viewings in clearer vision (3-D colors always feel off to my eyes and give me a headache). YAY for good movies. And yay for dragons!
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
So glad you've enjoyed it!
It IS hard to find in just regular 2D- no theater near me plays it that way, and I have seen at least one person deciding not to go see the film because of that. I wish we all had the choice.
If it ends up playing regular 2D in a cinema near here, I will go see it again: I want to see it with the proper lighting and no extra blurriness during fast camera movements.
Apr. 1st, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
And there sure are a lot of (super cool) fast camera movements! It was one of things I was so surprised by. The opening battle scene was very manic!

I have a friend who actually can't see 3-D at all (doesn't work for his eyes) so this whole 3-D movie fad is a huge annoyance to him! I don't always appreciate the 3-D or having to wear the glasses over my regular glasses (nose sore!) but at least it mostly works for me!
Apr. 5th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
I tend to agree with Scalzi's view of 3D though CG cartoons is prob my exception to the "film it in 3D if you want to show it in 3D" since it's all digital.
Apr. 5th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'm like the guy in this article: I can't believe I'm agreeing with Michael Bay on that one!
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