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A Man Undercover


I’m an Autistic-Conservative-Christian who loves to write, act, paint, and so much more, with so many ideas in my head it’s hard to make them stay put. I also have quite an unusual sense of humor.

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  • Friday
    My TV Show Review on Recess

    Yo, what's up, Kemosabes?

    This is your friendly film, TV show, and episode reporter here with another review.

    Today, for my 22nd TV show analysis, I'm gonna give you guys my take of Disney's "Recess".

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    4 comments · 36 views
  • 6 days
    My Movie Review on Hercules (1997)

    Yo, what's up, peoples?

    This is your friendly film, TV show, and episode reporter here with another review.

    Today, I'm gonna give you guys my take of Disney's "Hercules".

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    9 comments · 54 views
  • 1 week
    My Movie Review on Braveheart

    Happy Independence Day, everybody!

    Sound the trumpets! Play the drums! Light the fireworks! And wave the American flag! Because it's once again the time of year to celebrate American becoming its own country.

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    6 comments · 35 views
  • 1 week
    My Movie Review on Madagascar (2005)

    Yo, what's up, Kemosabes?

    This is your friendly film, TV show, and episode reporter here with another review.

    Today, for my 165th film analysis, I'm gonna give you guys my take of Dreamworks's "Madagascar".

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    2 comments · 23 views
  • 1 week
    My Movie Review/Extreme Rant on Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

    Yo, what's up, Kemosabes?

    This is your friendly film, TV show, and episode reporter here with another review.

    Today, for the second installment of this year's "Christmas in July" saga, and following my previous analysis...

    Well, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. This review is on one of the worst Christmas films and sequels of all-time:

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    1 comments · 50 views
Apr
20th
2019

The Addams Family (2019) Trailer Review · 4:30pm Apr 20th, 2019

My 4th trailer review.

Boy, it feels like it’s been a while since I last did one of these.

Anyway, today I will be reviewing the teaser trailer for the upcoming 2019 animated adaption of “The Addams Family”.

Before I get started on telling you all what’s on my mind, though, take a look at this trailer:

Now then, onto my thoughts:

Admittedly, I haven’t really seen any adaption of “The Addams Family”. No comics. No movies. Not even a tv show about the famous family. I have mostly been familiar with them thanks to hearing about them.

But, I would definitely like to say that from the time I first saw this trailer, I found myself having a lot of fun with it. I loved the execution of the whole video, such as the sneak peek on how fun-sounding the voice actors are portraying their characters. Every joke that was also thrown in there, I couldn’t help but find myself on the verge of cracking up.

It surprised me really that MGM was going to be the studio set to be distributing this film, because these days, they haven’t been that big of a company like they were in the 1900s. It totally has me wondering if they’re planning on trying to put themselves back on top, that’s for sure.

On the topic of the animation, I can tell that it likely won’t be meeting the standards of, say...Disney. Pixar. Or Dreamworks. But, I can also tell that it’s likely not MGM’s intention to try to be. It looks like their goal was for the animation to be in a style that’s faithful to how the source material’s cartoons and comics look, while at the same time, make it something unique and comfortable to watch.

All in all, this trailer’s got me awfully interested in seeing this film when it becomes available, perhaps even go to see it in theaters this Halloween. It has even gotten me interested in checking out some of the already-made installments starring the Addams Family.

What do you guys think?

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Well, considering the cult classic it is, we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.

I've got a good mood about it. But again, we'll have to wait.

I used to watch the cartoon as a kid. I think my favorites were Wednesday and Morticia.

The animation style is aiming more towards the faster, more stylised motions of Hotel Transylvania or the old Popeye 3D trailer than the fluid stuff we see out of Disney, sure, but the quality of the animation seems fine to me.

Now, the compositing does look a little underwhelming, I will admit, so do the shaders. Closer to show quality than to film quality. That may be a good thing, though: if this catches on, there'll be less effort required in converting the material to a lower budget show.

Design-wise, I'm told this adaptation goes straight to the original comic source, not so much the animated series. Story-wise, we know nothing so far, but you'll be happy to know the old black and white show, while not touching on Christian themes specifically, did have episodes that showcased good values of tolerance and reconciliation. There's an episode where the family takes in a beatnik biker kid, and helps him reconcile with his father. It should be noted, though, that there is some prominent smoking in that show, as was considered normal at the time.

But Gomez and Morticia, in any adaptation, are frequently quoted as a perfect couple. They're quite insane by normal people's standards, but they never shy from showing affection for each other, they're both willing to make sacrifices for the other (usually treated as a comedic thing), and they are involved in their children's lives, even going so far as to get involved when their daughter is taught something they find hurtful.

In the pilot episode, Wednesday starts going to school, and she's so far been raised to think of witches as either fun characters or good, whereas in school, the stories depict them all as evil and end up killing/burning them. It's interesting to see in hindsight, with multiculturalism being what it is. They're civil about it, mind you, if my memory serves. Most of the outright violent comedy comes from Uncle Fester.

The family does do some... questionable things, though, in the live action movies. They are given a reason for being shunned there, certainly in the first one. It's kept within the family in the sequel, mostly. You're either going to laugh or turn off the TV once the turkey thing starts, let me put it like that.

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Okay.

By the way, with all of the comments you’ve been giving me on some of my posts, have you considered giving me a follow?

I’m just curious.

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Might as well. I'm not as active on here as I should be, is the thing. Long story. :twilightsheepish:

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That’s perfectly alright.

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