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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Their 2 most recent films and I have seen NOTHING in the film trailers that made me interested in seeing the films.





Clearly Pixar is aiming for a very different audience these days. I used to enjoy nearly everything they did.

I'll be a hotheaded reactionary and say that it seems like all this went down after they were bought by Mr. Big Ears.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

The takeover by Disney is slowly killing them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

First, Planes isn't a Pixar movie.

That said, they are in a difficult situation: they've been enormously successful, and have to work both to maintain their audience and to build it. Their strategy now is to leapfrog it, releasing a sequel (or prequel or related film or whatever) one year and then an original film the next. The sequels will draw crowds who love the originals (and with any luck will also be good), and the originals will hopefully draw people both on the strength of Pixar's reputation and out of interest in the film itself.

Anyway, it's definitely to their credit that Pixar is a studio that has (at least until recently, and maybe still is) been so consistently successful that people will see a movie for the studio rather than for a star or for the branding of the film itself!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I saw an ad for Planes the other night, and I thought the animation made it look like a direct-to-video film that got a last minute theatrical release.

I've never really been a Pixar fan, but I do like a few of their earlier films and I do want to see Monsters University.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I strongly believe that Dreamworks and Disney had some kind of weird, clandestine meet up a few years ago and decided to pull the mother of all scams on the American public by getting them to pay for the same movie twice.

How else to explain the existence of TURBO and PLANES? Anyone who can convince me that they aren't somehow the same movie just might be entitled to a steak dinner.

And I also would like to see MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Apparently Planes was going to be a straight-to-DVD release, but it changed to a theatrical release. Yeah, it's just Disney capitalizing on the success of the Cars franchise (the good at best, tolerable at worst first film and the dreadful second film). Second, I've pretty much heard only positive reviews for Monsters U. I still haven't seen Brave, which I hear was OK overall, but I hope Pixar gets their charm back. I'll come back into the Pixar fold for sure if they release an Incredibles 2. smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

First, Planes isn't a Pixar movie.


It's in the Cars world, good enough for me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I enjoyed Monsters University...I don't think it's on a par with the original, but enjoyed it nonetheless....but I couldn't help but feel...preached at...I didn't go to be preached at - I went to be entertained...but a perfectly enjoyable movie anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Pixar recently announced their new production schedule, and that they will be releasing:
1 new ORIGINAL movie every year
1 new sequel every two years

They've released only one movie a year for so long, so it won't be long before the sequels stop taking over one of those spots.

Only time will tell if the additional workload will affect the quality of the films.

For what it's worth, with the exception of the two Cars movies (and maybe A Bug's Life) all of Pixar's movies (including sequels) have been very good. I'd recommend seeing Brave and Monsters University prior to passing judgment based on the trailers. The preview for Brave is really not representative at all of what the movie is about.

Monsters U is probably not as "substantial" as many of Pixar's originals such as Wall-E, Ratatouille, etc. - although there wasn't a lot in the way of substance to its predecessor Monsters Inc either - but it's FUN - a loving take on the genre that includes movies like Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds - and it doesn't sink to lowest common denominator fart jokes or sneaky "adult jokes" like a Shrek or other movies or that ilk.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

It was really the unexpected multi-billion merchandising windfall generated by the first Cars that changed Pixar, and not for the better...why else did they make a sequel to their most poorly-reviewed (at the time) film? And while I actually liked Monsters University, it felt like more of a contractual obligation than something anyone involved was really passionate about. And Finding Dory? Ugh. I hope the studio gets the sequel bug out of their system eventually and starts churning out originals again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

No they haven't changed for me; I still can't stand their films.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

No they haven't changed for me; I still can't stand their films.

D.S.


Didn't want to come off as trolling. But totally agree.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)

No they haven't changed for me; I still can't stand their films.

D.S.


Just out of curiosity, what kind of animated movies do you like?

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



For what it's worth, with the exception of the two Cars movies (and maybe A Bug's Life) all of Pixar's movies (including sequels) have been very good. I'd recommend seeing Brave and Monsters University prior to passing judgment based on the trailers. The preview for Brave is really not representative at all of what the movie is about.


I pass judgment more on whether they will get me to part with a sawbuck, based on the trailers.

I'll wait for the dvd to come out of MU, then wait for the dvd to appear in my local library.

I saw BRAVE as my last-ditch effort to support the studio, and found it wanting somehow. I also felt tossed around like someone on a rollercoaster.

 
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