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    I'm waiting for the reviews on this one - if only because Dreamworks could use a good film to start the year off with if we must have one from them at all.
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    I want this film to do SO well. I hate seeing these recent reboots get such bad reviews.
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    It doesn't really have the level of glitz and gloss you'd expect. Looks barely above the level of a DTV. That's probably why it's being burned off in March instead of getting a summer tent pole spot,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darissa Townes View Post
    I want this film to do SO well. I hate seeing these recent reboots get such bad reviews.
    They'd do well if there was more heart, blood, sweat, and tears put into these things - Barely anybody likes remakes/reboots as it is, sadly.

    It's hard to get one's hopes up over these things. THAT I know for a fact. And from personal experience(s) (especially as of recent)...

    However, I do understand where you are coming from with so much negativity in the media - that's the internet for you, unfortunately.
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    I do think they nailed how goofy the historical figures acted on the show.

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    Did they really have to bring a love interest into the story? That just screams of cliche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbash View Post
    Did they really have to bring a love interest into the story? That just screams of cliche.
    THANK you. I'm actually rather disappointed about that.

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    Seems like the love interest drives the plot and convinces Sherman to misbehave, something he'd not ordinarily do. Might be a pretty conflict-free movie, on the Sherman and Peabody side, without her. Also unrelentingly male, which might hurt it at the box office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Hopkins View Post
    Seems like the love interest drives the plot and convinces Sherman to misbehave, something he'd not ordinarily do. Might be a pretty conflict-free movie, on the Sherman and Peabody side, without her. Also unrelentingly male, which might hurt it at the box office.
    There's gotta be other ways to do that. They could try a relationship story between Peabody and Sherman with Sherman causing the mischief on his own.

    It's just seems so safe to use a love interest to drive the plot. Even if it is done well, it just is safe. If Merida could cause trouble without a love interest then so could Sherman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbash View Post
    There's gotta be other ways to do that. They could try a relationship story between Peabody and Sherman with Sherman causing the mischief on his own.

    It's just seems so safe to use a love interest to drive the plot. Even if it is done well, it just is safe. If Merida could cause trouble without a love interest then so could Sherman.
    Sherman is a well-trained pet boy, though. He's not a Bart Simpson type that would misbehave for no reason. You'd have to come up with another believable reason to drive conflict.

    And there's still the girl element. They need to get a female character in there somewhere, if they didn't do it this way they'd have picked one up in the past.
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