Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A cartoonist and a detective try to save both the real world and the cartoon world from a sultry cartoon trying to cross over between worlds.
My Take on it –I have heard mixed things about this movie over the years, but never had the chance to see it.
After the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1989), there were numerous attempts to copy the format of integrating animation and live action.
This movie comes across as a really poor attempt to capitalize on that success with a dark and gritty somewhat silly plot that just doesn’t work in any way, shape or form.
There apparently were many arguments between the administration and ultimately, many changes were made to the script to lessen the darkness and make it more kid friendly, but IMHO, that doesn’t work either and perhaps if this would have been even darker, it might have had more of a chance to succeed.
Regardless, this movie is a complete mess on all levels and is pretty much a waste IMHO.
Bottom Line – A poor attempt to try to recreate a darker world than in Roger Rabbit that just doesn’t work on any level. The story seems too dark and gritty and the interactions between the animation and real world isn’t integrated well enough.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was changed due to a comment Kim Bassinger made around Bakshi And Miner, she told them “I want this to be a movie I can watch with sick kids in hospitals” Bakshi replied “well, Kim I’m the wrong guy to talk about making a movie like that” but Miner was so moved her sentiment that he ordered Bakshi’s script scrapped and rewritten without his permission. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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