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« on: November 06, 2007, 11:24:54 pm »
I just finished watching it and I must say, one of the best of the newer sequels I have seen! I am not sure why, I just liked it a lot. The only thing that bothered me though was that "Big Daddy" Character. He's just..creepy! I ended up saying near the end of the film "What is wrong with his skeletal structure?!" His face is weird and is voice is awkward. They probably should have really thought that character out better.

or maybe they thought him out pretty well. What do you guys think?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 11:30:26 pm »
NOTE OF WARNING: This film has been criticized around here for overdoing the "morals." You've watched the movie; you know what I'm talking about. It's almost certain that you will meet disagreement on this issue. Even I have to admit that it's not one of my more favorite sequels. It really overdid the 'kiddieness' for me.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 11:40:41 pm »
Quote from: Manny Cav,Nov 6 2007 on  10:30 PM
NOTE OF WARNING: This film has been criticized around here for overdoing the "morals." You've watched the movie; you know what I'm talking about. It's almost certain that you will meet disagreement on this issue. Even I have to admit that it's not one of my more favorite sequels. It really overdid the 'kiddieness' for me.
Well, yeah. But I guess you have to have a strong inner child to enjoy it :p There were parts I was just giggling at.


but eww! Big Daddy is weird D:

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 11:45:40 pm »
I really liked it, too, but we LBT fans don't make "normal" teenagers. :p I naturally like all of the LBT movies, most likely because of that inner child you mentioned. Just some a little bit more than others.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 07:10:39 pm »
I am looking forward to seeing this movie.  I think it is combined on a dvd with the move previous to it, or another one?  

Funny signature Achillobator  :lol

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 08:33:43 pm »
Quote from: Kor,Nov 7 2007 on  05:10 PM
I am looking forward to seeing this movie.  I think it is combined on a dvd with the move previous to it, or another one?
I believe you are referring to the 2 Tales of Discovery and Friendship Double Feature set, which includes LBT 10 and 11.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 09:12:27 pm »
Thanks.  To bad they don't number them.  It's hard to find them and know which movies are on which.  I wonder what they'll call 12 and 13 when they are combined.

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 10:08:47 pm »
I must say with utmost confidence that LBT 11 was my least favorite sequel.  I don't know why, but it just bothered me.  All the songs were pretty bad (which is unusual) and Littlefoot's voice wasn't too good either.  They should have stuck with Thomas Dekker (LBT 9).  And the gang never left the valley at all.  It was pretty boring I think.  It was like a normal day in the valley with a slight disturbance.  It was a story we never needed to hear really except to introduce a new character (Tria).  The tinysaurces couldn't have been drawn better though and the animation was of much higher quality than in sequels 7, 8, and 10.  This sequel made me hate Cera's dad even more and the introduction of Tria was a little odd.  I would have pictured that differently.  Again, Cera's dad made her cry, which isn't something I like to see.  The song "Girls and dads" wasn't very good.  I mean, I can see singing, but dancing dinos in the background?  Not something I'd like to see again.  Reminds me of the Lion King (which I didn't like much).  In conclusion, I didn't like this sequal very much.  It really had nothing that appealed to me.  The entire structure was horrible.  Littlefoot is not a greedy character, nor is he so gullible that he'd take everything Cera says for the truth.  He would have never tried to steal a tree sweet.  He's the one with high morals, perhaps the most moral of the gang (though most of them are pretty moral).  He has a really hard time lying and he likes to let his grandparents know everything.  He's smart enough to see that Cera was just trying to make him feel bad because she was made to look like a fool in front of the gang.  The whole base of the story was weak, and that's what made it so bad in my opinion.  I have no problems with the story being entirely "moral based", but if they don't even bother to make it believable, hire good voice actors, spend much time developing the story, and write good songs, then the story is bad, which is exactly what happened with LBT 11.  They did a much better with LBT 12 and all the other sequels in my opinion.  It's not that I don't have a strong "Inner child", but I'm not a little kid and I can tell the difference between a rushed movie that doesn't have a lot of thought put into it and a movie that's quality packed (all the other sequals).

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2007, 10:54:51 pm »
What's wrong with the moral of not lying? Lying is bad.

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2007, 11:16:23 pm »
I really wasn't bothered by it that much, but those who prefer a more "hardcore" experience may feel otherwise. It made the movie real childish, something I'm willing to tolerate, because it is, after all, a children's series.

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2007, 11:45:11 pm »
I just don't think they should have changed Littlefoot's character like that.  Reminds me of Ducky in "the search for the sky colored stones".  Just not his character to act like that, which makes in less enjoyable for me.

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2007, 11:52:46 pm »
Yeah, Ducky was scary...like a women possessed! D:

Anyways, I can see where you're coming from. Maybe I just enjoyed it because it was so bad that I just HAD to laugh at it :p But yeah, I guess you're right...




...SO NO ONE ELSE WAS BOTHERED BY BIG DADDY?! D:

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 12:02:56 am »
Quote from: Achillobator,Nov 7 2007 on  09:52 PM
...SO NO ONE ELSE WAS BOTHERED BY BIG DADDY?! D:
No. :p Not me, anyway.

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 12:14:53 am »
Quote from: Manny Cav,Nov 7 2007 on  11:02 PM
Quote from: Achillobator,Nov 7 2007 on  09:52 PM
...SO NO ONE ELSE WAS BOTHERED BY BIG DADDY?! D:
No. :p Not me, anyway.
But like...he looked so ugly and his voice was soo weird! D:

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 12:21:22 am »
Quote from: Achillobator,Nov 7 2007 on  11:52 PM
...SO NO ONE ELSE WAS BOTHERED BY BIG DADDY?! D:
::raises hand:: Ummm...I was... ^^;


And about Littlefoot's change in character, I didn't really notice. He seemed fine to me.

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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 01:15:39 am »
Quote from: DarkHououmon,Nov 7 2007 on  10:21 PM
Quote from: Achillobator,Nov 7 2007 on  11:52 PM
...SO NO ONE ELSE WAS BOTHERED BY BIG DADDY?! D:
::raises hand:: Ummm...I was... ^^;
GAH, not you, too! :lol

A better question would be 'was I the only one not bothered?'. :lol

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 01:39:57 am »
Pretty much, one of the only parts I liked in that movie was the followed dialogue exchanges:

“AAAAAH!” – Mr. Threehorn
“What was that?” – Grandma Longneck
“Eh…Mr. Threehorn again.” – Grandpa Longneck
“But what’s wrong?” – Grandma Longneck
“I don’t know, but I’m sure he’ll tell us…” – Grandpa Longneck

“Cera? Are you awake?…Look, I’m…I-I-I-I don’t…I…um, it’s just that…oh, this is so much harder than yelling…look. Tria is an old friend, and she doesn’t have anyone. She needs protection. And she’s really nice, and she…well, she likes me. And I like her.” – Mr. Threehorn
“But I want things back the way they were before! When you didn’t like anybody and nobody liked you!” – Cera
“I don’t think things are ever going to be that way again.” – Mr. Threehorn

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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2007, 01:47:21 am »
I agree that big daddy was really weird.  Not someone I'd like to ever see in another LBT sequel or a tv ep.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2007, 02:12:34 am »
If it's like usual the tiny sauruses may appear in an episode very season or so, but as far the movies they'll have to move to the great limbo valley that every new movie char, except for Chomper (who escaped once) and maybe 1-2 others, I've not seen any past 10, have to move to once their movie is over.

   As for changing characters it is annoying.  They need a character to act a certain way to teach a lesson.  Why not pick one that is closer to what they want.  In the sky color stones it would fit Cera a bit better they Ducky to be like that.  Or have a pre made char like someone from the movies maybe.  It doesn't fit Ducky and I doubt she would just abandon Spike like that also.   Though why not just invent a new char that is around a bit here and there, but not one of the gang all the time.  I'll not mention the justice league thing again and bore you folks who read me mention it before.  Another idea is to bring back a pre made character, like 1 or more of the bullies from movie 3.  I don't know the whole story of the movie, but know the basic facts.  Maybe one of them could have done what the writers wanted Littlefoot to do.

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2007, 05:35:23 pm »
Here is a link to an older thread on LBT XI which might be interesting for this discussion. I must admit that I have way too little time at the moment to write something elaborate. Getting things sorted out in my new home (this is not meant to sound too negative) and tasks for the university really keep me busy every moment these days.
Nevertheless there is one thing I must refer to:
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NOTE OF WARNING: This film has been criticized around here for overdoing the "morals." You've watched the movie; you know what I'm talking about. It's almost certain that you will meet disagreement on this issue. Even I have to admit that it's not one of my more favorite sequels. It really overdid the 'kiddieness' for me.
Is disagreeing on an issue a bad thing? Is not disagreeing on issues what makes sensible discussions possible in the first place. While I (provided real live leaves me the time) make my points, speak up for them, and try to convince others of my point of view  (or else let myself be convinced by the better arguments of those who disagree with me) I am not going to ax anyone who does not share my points of view and the same, I think, is true for others here as well. There can be no real discussion without any disagreement. Mere enumerations of indisputable facts everyone agrees with can be interesting to some extend, but they are no discussions.
So please don't be shy or consider yourself warned, please do disagree!