Today’s movie is Lightyear directed by Angus MacLane.
We decided to watch Lightyear for the podcast after seeing this recent quote from Pete Docter on why the movie failed to win over audiences:
“We’ve done a lot of soul-searching about that because we all love the movie. We love the characters and the premise. I think probably what we’ve ended on in terms of what went wrong is that we asked too much of the audience. When they hear Buzz, they’re like, great, where’s Mr. Potato Head and Woody and Rex?“
“And then we drop them into this science fiction film that they’re like, What? Even if they’ve read the material in press, it was just a little too distant, both in concept, and I think in the way that characters were drawn, that they were portrayed. It was much more of a science fiction.“
This is obviously not why Lightyear failed. So we decided to dive into what is actually wrong with the movie, and the answer is… basically everything.
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Our schedule for the rest of March is:
March 10th - I Heart Huckabees
March 17th - What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
March 24th - Bullets Over Broadway
March 31th - Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse