I don't want to put down Illumination because I love that Universal is doing their own thing with Animation now, but if we're being honest about their catalog so far, most everything they've done is just mediocre except the original Despicable Me film.It's a mediocre film aside from the fact that it's being made (most likely) into a lavish Uni attraction?
I mean, that's why I paid to go see it in theaters.
Most of their movies lack the heart that makes a lot of Disney movies a little more fun for everyone rather than coming off as goofy and "just a cartoon".
Everyone has their opinion. I feel like I would've loved Minions or Pets when I was younger, but I just prefer something with a deeper story if i'm going to watch an animated movie these days.[HASHTAG]#HotTakeAlert[/HASHTAG]: I really like Illumination's "We're just making cartoons" strategy. There are things they shouldn't take this road with (Seuss's properties, especially), but I like that they just make goofy, generally funny cartoons.
Everyone has their opinion. I feel like I would've loved Minions or Pets when I was younger, but I just prefer something with a deeper story if i'm going to watch an animated movie these days.
It's not to say that this is a bad strategy for Illumination though as they tend to make a lot of money, but part of my point is that now that they own Dreamworks, which basically makes the same type of movies, I feel like Illumination and DW should try to differentiate themselves from each other much like Pixar and WDA have. Creating a unique identity goes a long way.
There's always the chance that Shrek closes at USF to get a new land/better ride at Universal's rumored third gate (fourth gate if you count VB as a park.)So, is there still a chance of SLOP coming to Orlando?
A sequel, with director Chris Renaud, producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and writer Brian Lynch was announced in August 2016, with a release date of July 13, 2018. On January 25, 2017, its release date was pushed back to July 3, 2019.