Not since the Arthur remake has Hollywood so firmly placed its finger on the pulse of WHAT AMERICA WANTS: CGI adaptations of Belgian comic books from the early 1900s. It’s almost spooky how deeply this taps into our collective subconscious. For example, after all of these years of not even realizing how badly I wanted an adaptation of Belgian comic books from the early 1900s, little did I realize that I wanted that adaptation to be so heavily computerized that it sucked any possible charm from the original source material. Then again, that’s less about Hollywood taking its time (because Hollywood knows that if you’re going to get something right, you have to be patient and put in the work) and more about me lacking any kind of self-awareness. I should have known that’s what I wanted all along, based on my love of the movie Polar Express and my on-going letter writing campaign to all of the major studios to FINALLY bring Krazy Kat and Ignatz to the big screen (literally the big screen, IMAX 3D).
Zero adults and zero children, please, Mr. Fandango!