So I'm actually 35 mins into this already but shh. I decided to 'live blog' my first viewing of Happy Feet.
Why are there so many disneyesque films where the main character is basically a spazz? I get it, there's a 'different' one who gets ostracised from the group but they're so pure and good and it all works out in the end but what? that doesn't happen in real life.
WTF? why do the penguins have american accents but now there's another group and they are mexican? But speaking Engish? That makes literally no sense. If they DID speak, they'd have norwegian accents wouldn't they?
Why is everyone voiced by Robin Fucking Williams?
The very core of this movie is that the main character can't sing, whereas the other penguins can. Um, I've been to the penguin house at London Zoo, and not only do penguins not sing, but they sound fucking horrible. And they REEK.
Maybe I don't love this because I've never really felt a great affinity for penguins?
Penguins don't have boobs.
It really annoys me the way when he taps, it sounds like tap dancing. But when they are just walking around on the same surface, there's no sound at all. I used to do tap lessons (hated them) and those fuckers just tip tap wherever you go.
You know, this could have kind of been about any kind of animal, really. The singing/not being able to sing but being able to tap dance. Hmm but it's part of their mating ritual. Maybe Lobsters? Swans? something that mates forever anyways.
I find it hard to be beguiled by CGI dancing. Watching Gene Kelly tap dance is amazing because he was a real human being able to do this amazing stuff, but CGI is totally anticlimactic.
I think that its just really hard to empathise with a beaked stinky sleek animal like a penguin. Their faces have hardly any emotion or scope for emotion, with a hard beak and small eyes, all of which is black and therefore hard to even see, unless you make them look really ridiculous. And penguins look IDENTICAL to one another too, so you have barely any way of differentiating them, unless you give them creepy boobs and suchlike.
why are those elephant seals (or whatever they are) australian?
It must be so cool to be a killer whale.
I don't even remember why he's going after the humans anymore.
the animation of the sea in this is phenomenal.
gosh there's like a quarter of this to go. I SO prefer the Lion King.
Now he's dancing for people in a zoo???
the old ones are scottish. Ugh. Though, to be fair, the impossibility of having different features means you have to differentiate between them somehow.
omg maybe he's a suicide bomber.
I wonder what penguin tastes like.
this part reminds me of that prison where all the prisoners re-enacted the thriller dance.
Hahaha it's as simple as 'we should just abandon all marine harvesting!'
It's over. I feel like I'm on a plane and just watched an inflight movie. YAWN.