The epic battle of our time.
MOVE OVER, LORD OF THE RINGS. HERE COMES CANDY LAND
Must be a new form of poppy plant with Heroin making its way around Hollyweird. An epic? Like Super Mario Brothers or Dungeon Siege In the Name of The King?
If so hire Uwe Boll, Paul W.S Anderson, Rob Marshall or hey lets get Alice In Wonderland Tim Burton to do it! I'm there opening night Hollywood executives you're the best!
I'm not putting anybody on with my comments on this thing. If is a straightforward fantasy epic that simply happens to made of sugar, I will absolutely fucking watch it. Pay full price with complete unironic excitement.
The only other way this thing could be great would be as a hand-animated feature film written & directed by Pendleton Ward. That would pretty much just be an Adventure Time movie though, so it would be a touch redundant.
... is kind of begging to be stop-motion, no? I'm thinking Pee Wee's Playhouse refrigerator or the hallucination in YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES. Or the custard/ear scene in DEAD ALIVE. Jelly gore and cream filling eveyrwhere.
If they really want to go for "LOTR Epic", they should hire a director with more vision. I enjoyed Enchanted, but its big action finale left much to be desired. You want people to care about sugar? Get a director who knows how to sell it!
This article and introducing Pee Wee's Playhouse to my daughter recently reminded me of this old trippy Fleischer cartoon...
9 out of 10 dentists agree that THE CHRONICLES OF CANDYLAND: The Rise of Gloppy will increase dentist visits 1000%!
I brought this exact bit up when I interviewed the screenwriters on Monday (for KUNG FU PANDA 2) and their response was "Exactly!" So who knows. Maybe this movie will be fun instead of a complete abortion.
No shit, right? Stories like this one always make me think of this: