Well making jokes of humanoids or furries, could have been the problem there since ya know there has been this thing going around since 1973 where people could play as a character including furries, or humanoids called D&D. So mocking it as silly probably could have pissed off a lot of fans since many times anime fans and RPG/gamers overlap. Thus why so many games based on anime.
IF you want to mock a series, then it should be done MST3K style, rather than turn it into trash because you don’t like it or don’t get it. tongue-in-cheek is often seen as offensive to those that do seriously like something and someone else makes fun of it.
But then I feel you should stick to the original story because that is what was created for all things, like Harry Potter, and anime. I hate filler like in Naruto because it adds things that don’t belong in the world, but when it is needed and uses only the things provided in the content up to that point and won’t fivert the story, then it is fine.
It is like the Russel Crowe Robin Hood movie. Pretty much crap trying to “educate” people on the real person behind the myth, when not everyone cares about it, but liked the idea of Robin Hood as presented in EVERY other movie. Also like PJs Hobbit, where he is trying to retell LotR and drag it out to the same number of movies just to get more money by adding things that don’t belong or help in the story. For example; Bolg becoming and orc, and Azog being alive, so for some reason they can be like the Uruk-hai chasing the Fellowship to give the Hobbit a since of urgency. Though it isn’t like Thorin’s Company is having dwarf drinking parties every night and jsut wasting time, because there is never really a specific time given to how long it is from the start until they have Elrond read the map instructions. Crap added for the sake of crap because “artistic license” really does offend many fans. Does PEter JAckson and his psycho woman writer that added the she-elf part really think they are good enough to make something as long lasting as Tolkein? Are they trying to claim his skills by adapting his work or just trying to piss off his estate because they didn’t have access tot he full story and only the 4 books and their apendixes? The animated version is missing Beorn, but has mostly every other part of the movie and seems pretty damn urgent that they get to the secret door so why add crap jsut to add crap of have change for the sake of change? Money, royalties to the writers for EACH of the 3 movies when it could have been done in 2 by cutting out all the orc crap and other things they added.
As a book reader first and motion picture viewer second, I think the author has more rights than a director should when a book is turned into TV or movie, and the very reason the thing was turned into a movie was because the appeal of the book. So who are you to try to change it? The same thing could be said about anime distribution outside of its native country such as in the past things like 4Kids turning the black pirate into a pink one because apparently black porates aren’t allowed, even though Disney and Jack Sparrow movies seem to have no problems with them. So either changing the story to Americanize it and crap on the original culture or jsut to put your two cents worth in, or jsut because you don’t like something so want to make fun of it is a very unprofessional and childish thing to do be it Foster, Peter JAckson, or anyone else to many people.
Likewise I say a book made from TV or movie, shoudl follow closely to the story as well and not add new stuff, unless it is to set the mood for the things you can no longer see from a book but clearly the backgrounds and sets were there in a movie.
MAny people believe that those sort of things demand a new legal thing for creators rights that was the origin of copyright, but it has been bastardized in modern times to be corporate related and in no way protect the creator only the current copyright holder so the thing doesn’t get into public domain all because of Mickey Mouse. Now I am not sure how that could apply to anime dubs and such, but sticking to the original story even a different culture is a good start. How much of Milk-chan or Ghost Stories was changed to americanize them and how much was originally just that damn stupid in the original “stories” they told?
Is it right for another country to change the story away from the original and still use the animation to tell a new and mostly unrelated story? i thought foreign distributors purpose was to make some money on somethng they didnt create by providing it to a new audience in a new language, not to provide a new story?
This is still all based off what is being said here about Guin because I had never heard of Foster prior to this thread and without looking at IMDB, I would have no idea what else he did. Legend, good movie. Jerry Maquire, bad movie. I don’t follow Tom Cruise, but if he is in a good movie I watch it Titanic, crap movie, Avatar, good movie. I don’t follow directors/writers either jsut because it is James Cameron. Don’t care for some of Tim Burton movies either, but some are ok…
I am jsut one that likes the finished product and will say those involved should feel lucky, and those involved in bad ones made their own bed and now have to sleep in it. You made the choice to be in a movie with guns and get paid for it Jim Carrey, you ahve no right to complain about the studios that made it or the consumer that likes it, it was your choice and only yours.
Chobits japanese, good, Chobits with Crispin Freeman as Hideki, bad. Doesn’t make it his fault, but the whole team made it bad. Crispin Freeman as Alucard, works every time and Alucard just seems like the over the top arrogant ass that the art shows him to be.