Some of you may have noticed this, but I haven't posted a journal in a while. If you're wondering why, don't worry, it's nothing serious, it's just that I've gotten a bit too much on my mind to make one completely-focused journal on. Since, again, I'm bored, I think I'll just list a few things that have been constantly popping up in my mind as of late.
I meant to post this a lot earlier, but my dad, younger brother and I got to see "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" in the cheap theater just as it was about to be released onto Blu-Ray. I've been cautiously optimistic about it from the start, and honestly? I thought it wasn't too bad. I'll admit at times some parts tried my patience a little (then again that could be because the seat in front of me smelled like spit), but the third act made me feel like it was worth it in the end. Also, as a voice acting enthusiast, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that a few voice actors who aren't on the show also got bit parts in it as well; it was a nice little touch. (I've now heard Rob Paulsen in a SpongeBob-related thing that isn't a Nicktoons crossover; life is good.)
...Wow, no wonder I get SpongeBob-related stuff every time I post a "comment with a fandom" meme; even after all these years I'm still such a dork for it.
So, "Pixels" came out recently. And it's getting terrible reviews. Can't say that I'm too surprised; I had some major doubts about it ever since I saw the first trailer. When I saw the first trailer (which was coincidentally shown before "Sponge Out of Water"), I thought "Well, sure, Futurama already did something awfully similar to this in one of their anthology episodes, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's gonna be bad"... but then Adam Sandler showed up, and it all went downhill from there. (To be fair, I really was hoping that it would at least be an okay-ish film despite the early trailers and the fact that it was yet another Adam Sandler/Happy Madison production that seemed like it was a blatant attempt to cash in on the video game craze.) As if video game movies didn't get enough of a bad rap as it is.
Oh well, I was never planning on seeing it anyway, so no skin off my nose I guess.
Speaking of animated movies, video game movies, and
live-action movie adaptations of video games, I keep hearing stuff about a live action-CGI hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie being in the works for some time now. I'm not too big of a Sonic fan (or at least I don't like to consider myself as one given the nasty reputation Sonic fans have), but I'm quite curious about it. No matter where I go, they hardly give out any information about it, which for me is a bit sad because I have a couple of questions about it.
1: They haven't said a word about the voice cast for this movie. Are they going to use the current video game voice cast, are they going to go with celebrities like so many other movies do these days, or are they going to create a completely different voice cast for it? I'm kinda hoping they stick with the video game cast not only because I think it's my favorite to date (with no offense to the voice casts before it), but I'm kinda bored with the celebrity voice casts. (Maybe I'm biased because, again, I'm a voice acting enthusiast, but still.) Creating a completely different one could go either way.
2: They say Dr. Eggman is going to be in it (which was pretty much a given, really), but is he going to be played by a real actor, is he going to be animated like everyone else, or are they going to try to come up with some combination of the two (like he starts off as a CGI character then some circumstance turns him into a live action one)? I've been a bit of an Eggman fan as of late (as if I needed to say that), and I'd really like to know.
I know that they're trying to keep the plot a secret, and I'm fine with that ("Sponge Out of Water" mostly did this), but right now I'd just like a few answers to my questions. Regardless of what the answers will be, I just hope that it's good.
I mean, hey, it can't be any worse than "Pixels" or Sonic '06, right?
I've heard that ScrewAttack is making(/has made?) another Superman vs. Goku death battle. It's bad enough that I seem to be in the minority of people who's really tired of seeing all this death battle stuff, but I was just getting used to the amount of Goku vs. Superman fanart finally dying down (no offense to anyone who's drawn that though; plenty of it is well-drawn, but a lot of it is repetitive). Then this happens. Fuck. Well, at least it was nice while it lasted.
On a completely unrelated note, for the last few months or so my brother (the older of the two) and I have occasionally watched and commented on random movies (or more recently cutscenes from video games compiled into "movies"), and now I'm starting to wonder if anyone on here would mind if I started posting like mini-review things of whatever it is we watched into a few journals on here? He said that he'd be okay with it, but I'd like to know if any of you guys would mind if I did that. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
I think that's about it for now...
I think I'll finish off this ramble-fest with a meme that
Comment with a fandom, and I'll tell you:
Do I have an OC in it:
Favorite Thing About It:
Least Favorite Thing About It:
How Much I Like It:
(I like it/I love it/I know it/I'm devoted to it/MY MAIN FANDOM)Oh god this journal is longer than I thought it'd be I'm so sorry