Strange Magic - First Viewing

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Doug and Rob take a look at George Lucas' jukebox musical. It's about as odd as a George Lucas jukebox musical would be. Let's take a look at Strange Magic.
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Strange Magic is a 2015 American computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Gary Rydstrom and produced by Lucasfilm, with feature animation by Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic. The film's screenplay was written by Rydstrom, David Berenbaum and Irene Mecchi, from a story by George Lucas inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The film stars Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph and Alfred Molina. The score was composed by Marius de Vries and includes contemporary songs, such as "Love Is Strange" and "Strange Magic".
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  1. Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome
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    How's your week going? Watch the NC review of Strange Magic here - amget.info/have/m6h0yYV_lYGni6I/video.html​ Watch more Nostalgia Critic here - bit.ly/NCPlaylist13​​ Follow us on Twitch - www.twitch.tv/channelawesome​

    1. Steve Carras
      Steve Carras
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      I only know STRANGE MAGIC as the name of an early (1976) Jeff Lynne/Electric Light Orchestra song.. "Strannnngee-Magic/Ohop whoa Strange Magic..?"

    2. gremlin being
      gremlin being
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      Matthew Morrison saw "look at this face" and decide that's what the grinch needed.

    3. Classic Disney Room
      Classic Disney Room
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      This film is like seeing a tinkerbell movie

    4. Steven Andersen
      Steven Andersen
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      (Fortunate son intensifies)

    5. Steven Andersen
      Steven Andersen
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      I heard y'all say the way, and I had PTSD from THE. T I M E

  2. Just Jimmy
    Just Jimmy
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    I'd like to see a version of this movie with the songs EDITED OUT

  3. Nick Nack Studios
    Nick Nack Studios
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    my sister loved this movie and when ever she put it on and another song started (which is every 5 seconds) i'd cringe so hard i thought i was gonna puke

  4. chicostephenson
    chicostephenson
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    what a bad movie. i am so glad i skipped this. and they're way too much singing in it.

  5. Sebastian X
    Sebastian X
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    This movie is great, better than any pixar movie since 2010

  6. Ginger Christina
    Ginger Christina
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    This is actually my favorite movie... Ive loved this movie for the longest time and no other movie has brought me joy like this one does. I actually love every song in here and don't feel like it was too much lol

  7. Anne Onomous
    Anne Onomous
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    I loved this movie when I was younger, my only problem was the ending sequence. I literally felt like I was tripping on drugs and I was like,, 8

  8. Andrew Kind
    Andrew Kind
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    The fairies are turning me on.....WAIT THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT!!!!!

  9. NaxLevelNat
    NaxLevelNat
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    I'm surprised they didn't say anything about the bad dude kissing the bug scene...nightmares.

  10. Dakota Woloschuk
    Dakota Woloschuk
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    This piece of shit is from 2015!? George, what the hell!?

  11. Dave Gentleman
    Dave Gentleman
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    1:35 Tinkerbell is incredibly butch. A fairy mechanic! She is awesome!

  12. WardenDarkwingArtist
    WardenDarkwingArtist
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    Guilty pleasure

  13. Lady Marmalade
    Lady Marmalade
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    What's weird is that most of the songs feel like they were added for no reason other than to pad the run-time, and yet our main couple don't even meet until like an hour in!

  14. DarkStory Studio
    DarkStory Studio
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    Oh crud....this film is bad...nuff said

  15. Lochrine -8
    Lochrine -8
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    _slams hands down on the table_ *ITS NOT A MUSICAL*

  16. Lochrine -8
    Lochrine -8
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    Natural Rob is better than scripted Rob/character Rob

  17. Ebony Canuel
    Ebony Canuel
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    Still a better love story than twilight

    1. Chase Hedges67
      Chase Hedges67
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      ARO: laughs.

  18. Human Glitch
    Human Glitch
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    9:57 I just love how funny Doug's reaction when Rob said that😂😂🤣

  19. cardboard2night
    cardboard2night
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    Who's artwork is on 1:24?!

  20. John Bones
    John Bones
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    Does the Bog King remind anyone else of James Wood's Hades?

  21. Brain_Dead
    Brain_Dead
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    I always hate when there's an idea for a story that could easily be done really well and be a great movie. But then it's just done wrong and turns into stuff like this.

  22. James Cross
    James Cross
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    I am ashamed I ever enjoyed this channel

  23. TheAustralian Viewer
    TheAustralian Viewer
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    You’re making Tinkerbell look butch 😂

  24. Adam Stratton
    Adam Stratton
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    Look at this Face

  25. Dylan Tennant
    Dylan Tennant
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    I am still confused, how is this Midsummer's night dream. Yeah I mean there is a love potion in Midsummers night dream, but the humor came from how convoluted the plot to use the potion was. The idea of Oberon making Titannia falling love with an animal as spite not letting him keep a changeling child is alright. But through in the humans getting involved, Puck not understanding his instructions, making it both mischief and ignorance that fuels the plot, and a man getting his head turned into an donkey, makes it funny. But not only did they ditch that idea in this film, but the characters are not recongizable. Is the squirl gremlin thing supposed to be Puck? Ok, if it is, why doesn't he talk or do actual magic. Is the Bog King supposed to Oberon. Well that doesn't work, because Oberon is not nessicarly evil, nor is he good. That's the main thing that drives me nuts. There is no villain in Midsummers Night dream, nor is there in any Shakespeare comedy. Tragedies have villains, but the conflict for comedy comes from accidents and circumstances.

  26. Axel L
    Axel L
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    The first viewings are amazing

  27. Annie Nunyabiz
    Annie Nunyabiz
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    If it weren't for Alan Cummings and his Bog King, this movie would be 1000x's worse. That is the only thing that made any of it salvageable.

  28. jacob drolet
    jacob drolet
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    Amazing video and hilarious funny first viewing of strange magic.

  29. Erik Zarins
    Erik Zarins
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    5:13 I laughed *WAY TOO HARD* from that

  30. Dmitriy Polishchuk
    Dmitriy Polishchuk
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    My single favorite thing to watch. THANK YOU.

  31. Marco Parada
    Marco Parada
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    Rob, take that damn hat off. We know you're insecure, already. Just grow, man!

    1. bitterbites
      bitterbites
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      Rob: 10:03

  32. Zain Mudassir
    Zain Mudassir
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    First viewing > Actual review imo.

  33. TheCreepypro
    TheCreepypro
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    man this is the biggest "well that was a thing that happened" movie ever while still being forgettable

  34. HorakhtytheCreator
    HorakhtytheCreator
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    Yeah, the Bog King (Alan Cummings’ character) was the best thing in the movie. The movie itself is a huge ass mess that did have a few good ideas that were terribly executed (like the lead heroine and the villain getting together in the end; honest to god enemies to lovers), but it is a guilty pleasure of mine. The fanfics are also great.

  35. Ali Brennan
    Ali Brennan
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    I may be wrong but wasn’t this on Disney+ and then was taken out?

  36. Jennie Ifanis
    Jennie Ifanis
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    It's probably never going to happen, but I wish this movie could be re-made. Get better animation, take out the songs, and develop the characters a little better. I really did enjoy certain elements to this story, and it pains me to see it be lost within all the mistakes.

  37. Kevin Chapman
    Kevin Chapman
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    The R2D2 bit at the end had me laughing so hard. 🤣

  38. The Smart-Casual Gamer.
    The Smart-Casual Gamer.
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    I've never heard of this thing, but I have one complaint. For a film called Strange Magic, it's magic is very standard and not strange at all. The animation's great though.

  39. 00ammy00
    00ammy00
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    The "look at this face" part killed me XD

    1. Chase Hedges67
      Chase Hedges67
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      Same.

  40. Yugoxgc
    Yugoxgc
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    Considering How much better Cutting out all the songs would make it

  41. Hikaru
    Hikaru
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    This movie could've had a lot of potential if it wasn't bloated with pointless pop songs and had a more solid script. I like the bog king's character design but, the other fairies creep me out and I don't know why.

  42. CaliBubba
    CaliBubba
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    I vaguely remember trailers and they weren't depicted as a musical? But I remember thinking the bog king and fairy were hilarious? How did I actually forget I wanted to see it and now I'm glad I didn't

  43. Moon Princess TSH 4 ever
    Moon Princess TSH 4 ever
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    You know when Disney asks, "How in the f*** do we sell merchandise for this movie?" You have an eff up animated film! 😂🤣😂🤣 Disney probably used Tinkerbell's pixie dust to make sure that everyone forgot about this movie.🧚🏼‍♀️🤔🚫

  44. Sonicfalcon16
    Sonicfalcon16
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    Tinketbell fairies vs villians from bugs life

  45. Sarah Flynn
    Sarah Flynn
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    I have seen this with my sister and I have no idea what happened.....

  46. Wayne Allen
    Wayne Allen
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    That was bad, what was George thinking? Or more likely not. PS. the cats are doing a number on your couch.

  47. Ryan Ozog
    Ryan Ozog
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    Y'know the artwork of this film looks strangely like allot like Rango. Not only is that film bat-shit insane I think it deserves a slot in Doug's Freak Show Cinema! Whether he likes it or not (There's really gross jokes) though 'yees' is anyone's guess.

  48. TreeckoJedi9
    TreeckoJedi9
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    I will admit I like the Stronger/Come On Marianne mix. I thought that was a good mix.

  49. Cláudio Acosta
    Cláudio Acosta
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    I was expecting a commentary about the scene of the imp being eaten by the lizard and still not wanting to give them the potion. Got disappointed. =/

  50. Tex avery jr. 2
    Tex avery jr. 2
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    Make the new tom and jerry movie review

  51. Joseph Chambers
    Joseph Chambers
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    this was my exs favourite movie. No wonder she is my ex.

    1. Dacre1000
      Dacre1000
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      She is a lucky woman.

  52. deskish
    deskish
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    people still watch these two chucklefucks?

  53. Antwan Cottman
    Antwan Cottman
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    Can you review a marvel movie like iron man or Thor or guardians of the galaxy

  54. The Geeky Preacher
    The Geeky Preacher
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    Doug, do Golion/Voltron with the Anime Man! Don’t make me get the Bat Credit Card!

  55. Tanner Mielken
    Tanner Mielken
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    Please do more first viewings!!!! I love these so much!!!

  56. Tehila Grunebaum-Lake
    Tehila Grunebaum-Lake
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    Honestly this movie is a guilty pleasure of mine, I know it's not good but I still enjoy some of the songs (they can be well sung) and I really like the relationship that develops between the Bog king and Marianne

  57. Eric Stevenson
    Eric Stevenson
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    The modern pop songs were really out of place. At least "Moulin Rouge!" didn't have magical creatures in it.

  58. Caidalee
    Caidalee
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    I absolutely agree with every point they made...... (but I still love the movie)

  59. Kingchoo's Rolling Studios
    Kingchoo's Rolling Studios
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    I haven't seen this movie in years and the only thing I remembered from it was the line "Look at this face" because when I was watching it first, I used to rewind it over and over again. It seems I still haven't matured because I'm still laughing at it xD EDIT: He just grabs his face and goes to random people and says "Look at it!"

  60. NekoboyGames
    NekoboyGames
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    I read somewhere that Lucas first decided on the songs he wanted to be in a movie and then wrote the story. So its pretty much like a mixtape and the Barbie Fairytopia movies got a LOVEchild. Anyways, I love this movie so much. But I love Love LOVE musicals.

  61. Critical Maz
    Critical Maz
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    Rob's humour is on point

  62. NekoiNemo
    NekoiNemo
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    4:02 Dark fairy king is channelling Nicolas Cage in that moment.

  63. RadMarshmallow Animations
    RadMarshmallow Animations
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    *FAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS*

  64. DawnOfTheOzz
    DawnOfTheOzz
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    All around me are familiar FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACES!

  65. Mai57
    Mai57
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    Rob: So you know how we're annoyed with the songs, because we're adults... Those are probably the only things entertaining the kids... Me, a 30 year old woman: I... feel a bit... attacked right now... XD Maybe it's because I went into this movie with the understanding that it was just a mediocre jukebox musical with a simple plot... But I enjoyed the animation, and liked hearing and singing along with the covers of these songs... and laughing at the cheesiness... I had fun watching this movie... Sometimes you don't want the deep, inspirational, innovative, thought-provoking, well-told story... Sometimes you just want a simple plot and random pop songs to sing or hum along with while you sit back and try to decompress after a long day of work, bills, problem-solving, and general adulting... You know?

  66. Verebazs
    Verebazs
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    I fcking love this film. Yeah, it's clishéd and all, but it knows it's a stupid, ham and chesse factory, and that's enough for me.

  67. Midwest Hunter&Angler
    Midwest Hunter&Angler
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    If it’s any consideration all most of yours guys first viewings still had average drive like ok here’s what’s happening. In this is what the F#

  68. Lula Moon
    Lula Moon
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    I actually quite enjoy this movie, well i like the juke-box like movies and the design of the fairies i like it. But i see its not the best movie

  69. ES burg
    ES burg
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    This is great and all but we want more Clone wars

  70. Rodan
    Rodan
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    I don't know if you still do these videos but i just watched Your Frozen Trilogy videos and Aladdind video and they are extremely excellent. I was wondering if you still do them if you could do this one. WHAT IF BOO PEEP WAS THE VILLAIN IN TOY STORY 4. Like what if she was gathering toys to rebel against the humans in some kind of gorilla war fair so Toys can be free. Respect dude and keep up the epic work.

  71. endplanets
    endplanets
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    Is the king supposed to look like Lucas?

  72. Esther Miller
    Esther Miller
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    It kind of reminds me of Arthur and the Invisiblez

  73. LeQuan James
    LeQuan James
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    Doug's getting thicc

  74. alanna dahms
    alanna dahms
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    um hey doug and rob i know you guys like doing this alot but i kinda have a movie in mind that doug should review its a cartoon its a 1hr and 10 min movie its got tim curry and its a cartoon from 2001 it had a series 53 ep including the movie it self about wrestling its called mucha lucha if you remeber it or if you dont thats fine to just check it out and fine out dose it hold up yet as it did then please check this out and thanks nostalgia crtic guy for good episodes and funny ps my name is doug no relations to you

  75. R M
    R M
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    0:53 Again, since when?

  76. R M
    R M
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    0:47 Literally since when?

  77. Adrian Pietkiewicz
    Adrian Pietkiewicz
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    Why do I think of Phantom of the Opera when he sings "Look at this FAAAAACCCCCEEE!!!!"

  78. AceDude1981
    AceDude1981
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    Haven't done these in a while - Always a treat to see these First Viewings. You two play so well off each other! Picking out where Doug picked up material for the review adds a sort of Meta to the whole thing. Cheers Rob and Doug!

  79. Stephen Inman
    Stephen Inman
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    FIRST VIEWING!!!! I LOVE THESE!!!!

  80. Jamie Karbowski
    Jamie Karbowski
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    When I first saw this I despised it because of the music. But now when my kids watch it, I'll pop back in the room, just for the end with the interactions between MaryAnne and the Bog King.

  81. Sebastian Abele
    Sebastian Abele
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    Even my then 6 year old niece though it was bad and asked me to turn it off halfway.

  82. Andrew S
    Andrew S
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    I’ve REALLY missed these First Viewing videos!

  83. Zach, get the diesel fuel
    Zach, get the diesel fuel
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    💛

  84. Scott Vasquez
    Scott Vasquez
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    Notice a Tom and Jerry shirt. I bet you are going to watch the film today and give your review.

  85. Ann Victor
    Ann Victor
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    Bad with moments of life?

  86. Ingeborg Anne Rakvåg
    Ingeborg Anne Rakvåg
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    I really want the "bad guy" to be in a different movie all together. Maybe with the other three-four jokes that landed

  87. The Soul Within
    The Soul Within
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    Oh yes, my favorite series ya’ll do, and man do i need these laughs im about to get

  88. DC Diver
    DC Diver
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    I really liked the Bog King too. The best part of the film.

  89. Greg Mehlin
    Greg Mehlin
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    They said that all the funny moments had nothing to do with the songs, but they laughed at the Can’t Help My Self reprise and the comment complaining about all the singing Granted that’s only two

  90. Rennis Tora
    Rennis Tora
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    "Is Touchstone still a thing?" "No this killed it" XD

  91. Inspiration Date
    Inspiration Date
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    The movie is called Strange Magic. Where's my ELO, dammit?

  92. Kage Hikari
    Kage Hikari
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    I went to see this back when we had the second showing theater still around, in fact, this was probably the last film i got to see there before it closed down. My first thoughts were "Oh $h!t, its a fricken musical!" XP I almost walked out multiple times but it was like watching a train wreck. I HATED the sister and her insipid singing. The ONE good thing this movie did that held my interest was the relationship between the main fairy and the villain. I wanted more of that, it was a great story element I want to see more of. Just, you know. Done well. And not a pop musical. They really had something here.

  93. clericofchaos1
    clericofchaos1
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    Next week "Strange magic episode 2: Return of the gungans"! Which is were we find out this entire movie takes place on naboo right before the separatists attacked. How did creatures on naboo learn a bunch of pop songs from earth...I don't know, why does everyone in a galaxy far far away speak English? Makes about as much sense as anything else at this point.

  94. YT Sonic
    YT Sonic
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    4:06 Reminds me of Godzilla and Kong roaring at each other up close

  95. BlueGriffin20
    BlueGriffin20
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    Yeah, I’m all for having a musical, (even trolls were fine with the pop songs), but the more snipets of songs I get from this the more I hate them. It’s just too generic and flat. I understand what you mean by you need a song to progress the plot not just act as filler. Looking over a lot of the Disney musicals I can hardly think of one that doesn’t. Sure it’s not just a pop song stuck into place, but wow is that eye opening.

  96. Hugo Segal
    Hugo Segal
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    Maybe it's just me, but the original "Happy Feet" - for all its flaws and detractors - might have been ahead of its time as far as adding a unique spin to the jukebox musical subgenre; not to mention how it was possibly a source of influence for films like "Trolls" and "Strange Magic" (for better or worse).

  97. LooneyCartoonMan2003
    LooneyCartoonMan2003
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    Oh look, Rob Walker has grown a beard throughout the pandemic with his brother not having glasses nor a hat but still has a beard.

  98. Matthias Neidenberger
    Matthias Neidenberger
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    “You want what happened to the sugar plum fairy to happen to you?” “Please, no! I can’t go back to Nazi rats!”

  99. Hans Solo
    Hans Solo
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    FaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

  100. alexiaNBC
    alexiaNBC
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    The Bog King looks like the Monarch from Venture Bros. if he was dragged through mud then suffered severe burns