30 June 2008

Write or wrong?

We watched "WALL*E" over the weekend. (My one-word review: "Go.") There were tons of previews for horrible looking movies, including this one full of -- no lie -- talking chihuahuas. Or, I should say, rapping chihuahuas.


I swear, who thought this was a good enough idea to spend what must've been $200 million in digital dog mouths for this, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"...? Disney has lost its mind.

The most idiotic moment came during the preview for the well-reviewed "Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl." Near the end, there's a title card that flashes onscreen that says, "from one of the writers of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.'"

One of the writers? Hmmm. Maybe this is true, but it's clearly not, you know, the writer. That would be C.S. Lewis. Since when did the screenwriter of a movie based on a famous book become "one of the writers." It's an insult to the guy who came up with the idea and actually wrote the book. Or it would be, if he were still alive.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Disney needs to revisit The Wonderful World of Geography. Last time I checked, the Aztecs didn't live in the Andes.

Go here for enjoyable film commentary about this clunker:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/05/07/beverly-hills-chihuahua-movie-trailer/

Maggie&Bandit said...

We're going to throw up. Now.

Brad Barnes said...

Can you throw up ON the chihuahua?

Maggie&Bandit said...

Pretty sure we can. After eating a big rat, Bandit's pretty good at the projectile kind.