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by , 9th July 2011 at 08:38 PM (764 Views)
After seeing the Fairly OddParents live action movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner! I ask this question with even more anger than I ever did before.

Now, I should have seen this coming from a long way. The series itself has been failing for a while and I realize that Nick is trying to milk the franchise for all it's worth, like they're doing to Spongebob, but FOP is a show that is pretty dear to my heart, so I decided to give it a chance. Heck, I got my user name thanks to FOP.

But holy shit. I just love killing myself, don't I?

Tootie is a typical boring ass Mary Sue; apparently turned into an action girl/tree-hugger for no apparent reason in the future...apparently still loves Timmy, but lost her glasses and her creepy stalkiness (which I thought were fairly endearing traits of her...) and basically becomes the shallow love interest for Timmy even though they haven't seen each other in 13 years and he was totally grossed out before. WONDERFUL what puberty can do.

The story doesn't follow the established canon AT ALL and they have so many loopholes that I just wanted to bang my head through a cheese grater. First of all, in Channel Chasers, it was already HEAVILY HINTED AT that Timmy would lose his Fairies around the time he left for College. Also, the entire point of that movie was that it was inevitable that he would lose his fairies one day...he'd just have to move on with his life like normal (and the ending was cute, with his kids getting fairies/him finding his time capsule).

Okay, and apparently, the writers have not read Da Rulez at all because he would have already lost his fairies like three times already.

First of all, Timmy did not seem to be MISERABLE at all...he seemed to be living a pretty carefee and stress-free life with Vicky and apparently Francis out of the way...Fairies were given to him because he was MISERABLE and he only gets to keep him if there are conflicts in his life that keep him MISERABLE. Otherwise, he's just a selfish spoiled brat...oh wait.

Second, I'm pretty sure that Cosmo and Wanda were more conscious about keeping themselves hidden in the early series...No wonder Crocker caught them so easily, they were just floating in plain sight in a crowded sidewalk wtf.

Third, Timmy told Tootie AND Chester AND AJ about the existence of his fairies. And Tootie had fucking proof right in front of her eyes...

Good Arceus.

The only part about this stupid film that I enjoyed was Crocker's actor, because I thought he was pretty spot on XD although, his plans were fairly lacking in intuitiveness like they usually are and he probably should have been older...

Don't even get me started on the cheap ass romance plot and the obvious lack of common sense...but that's expected in anything Nickelodeon vomits out now a days.

CP OUT and furious.

disclaimer: why, yes, I'm too old to be watching this movie and i have no life so should we call the whaaambulance??

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  1. Insanish Danish's Avatar
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    I agree. So so so so much.

    I used to fucking ADORE the Fairly Oddparents, but after this and what's happened with the series in general...yeah, no. Not so much.
  2. Ino-Chan's Avatar
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    Sorry I stopped reading after Live action Fairly Oddparents.

    This makes me furious.
  3. The Puppetmaster's Avatar
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    Oh gosh, that bad? D:
  4. Phoenicks's Avatar
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    The myth of creativity. Too many writers believe that pen exists to put their genius to paper. When they stop fearing the market and the customers who consume their product, they start believing in their own enjoyment of the process of writing.

    Thankfully, time is always punishing of those who believe in their own power over the power of the market.
  5. SSJ_Jup81's Avatar
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    I laughed throughout your entire entry here. When I heard that they were having a movie, I thought of the other one which showed that Timmy would eventually lose them and grow up, get married, have kids, etc. I liked that movie and that ending. The premise for this film seems incredibly stupid. I didn't even know it'd already been shown.
  6. Yoshi-san's Avatar
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    Now I know not to watch this movie!
  7. ¿Mukuhawku?'s Avatar
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    I actually somewhat liked it, but for the humor and not the plot. I agree; the plot was really ridiculous and full of holes. Channel Chasers ended great, but this movie really screwed it up. I also wish they would have referenced other characters and older jokes a bit more often (I was personally expecting a fourth-wall joke to how Crocker no longer has his ear on his neck, but that is just me), and I REALLY wish they didn't have an original villain instead of an already existing character, like Remy or Doug Dimadome. That guy was just weird and wasn't funny.

    I'd give it a C-, in my opinion.
  8. Dr. GM's Avatar
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    I was just as disappointed. :<
  9. Ampharos King's Avatar
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    This is what you expect of real-life adaptions. They never seem to follow the actual premise of the cartoon. Based on what you have typed up, this movie did break a lot of the rules in the book. 1): Mentioning that you have fairies to another person will automatically get those fairies taken away, even if those fairies were discovered unintentionally by another person. 2): Fairies are only supposed to grant the wishes of miserable children. This was why Timmy lost his fairies when he tormented the 5-year-old Vicky in that one episode, regardless of how much misery she inflicted on him in the past. If Timmy wasn't feeling sad or neglected, there is no reason for him to have his fairies (even if he is a childish adult).

    I must admit that I watched everything of TFOP up until the point when that blasted baby was born. I enjoyed watching that cartoon in my youth, and it is such a shame that it went completely downhill after the "revival" back in 2008. Now Nickelodeon crossed a few more lines by making a real-life adaption of the cartoon, only to serve as nothing more than give their actors from other shows a big break.

    Most of the best American cartoons that were ever made were all from the late 80's to the early 00's. TFOP was one of the very few "good" Nickelodeon shows, and it lasting so long on the airwaves is a testament to its popularity.

    I cannot say anything about that other "old Nicktoon." They've really dumbed SB down for the kiddies. It is no longer a show that an adult or even an adolescent can relate to. At least TFOP will be cancelled before it goes further downhill.
    Updated 9th July 2011 at 10:39 PM by Ampharos King
  10. Yoshi-san's Avatar
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    Now I know not to watch this movie!
  11. Eitarou's Avatar
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    I knew it.

    I knew it.

    I want to know who's stupid idea was it to put Drake-Freaking-Bell as an adult Timmy Turner.

    I must punch them in face for creating this half assed crap.
  12. Kutomba's Avatar
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    Yeeeah... the movie kinda sucked...
  13. PokemonTrainerAlexa's Avatar
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    I knew I would probably be disappointed about this movie...one thing that I also didn't like was the fact that Crocker's ear wasn't on his neck :P Lol other than that I haven't seen the show in years so I decided to watch the movie since I LOVED the show back then when I was 10, I wasn't pleased :<
  14. double trouble!'s Avatar
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    I haven't seen it, but I knew it was bad when I saw the commercial.
  15. The Outrage's Avatar
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    The childish adult thing seemed like them overextending the concept of that one episode Timmy turned into an adult and acted childish to get his fairies back.

    So not even an original concept there.
  16. Sublime's Avatar
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    tl;dr
  17. CrackFox's Avatar
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    Didn't even know that show was still on TV. I used to like it as a child. It had a catchy theme tune.
  18. CommanderPigg's Avatar
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    Holy shit, comments @_@

    @Insanish Danish ; It was my absolute favorite, and one of the first fandoms I entered. I discovered sites like Deviantart and Fanfiction and Youtube thanks to it XD

    @Holo-Chan ; Yeah...that should have been enough to drive me away too >_> I don't know what compelled me to think it was actually going to be DECENT. Baseless hope once again...

    @The Puppetmaster ; see my tears of blood.

    @Phoenicks ; I knew someone would answer the rhetorical question of course it was you XDDD But yes, I agree with what you're saying...I want to send them the guide "how to write good fanfiction" because they did not follow a single rule at all.

    @SSJ_Jup81 ; The ending of Channel Chasers was touching and not forced...it was a lot more realistic too, and in the end, Timmy had to face up to the harsh realities of life and pay for his mistakes. He didn't squirm his way out like a fucking gary stu like he did in this movie -_- (Seriously, Timmy Clause?? A loophole made ESPECIALLY for Timmy so he could keep his fairies forever? You gotta be kidding me...)

    @¿Mukuhawku? ; It was kinda funny in the beginning, but it kept getting worse and worse throughout the entire movie. I wasn't expecting a MASTERPIECE or even anything that good. I just didn't want it to suck as badly as it did...

    @Game Maker ; word up

    @Ampharos King ; To be honest, you never struck me as a fairly oddparents fan, haha. Yeah, the revival was really stupid...same with nearly everything spongebob produced post-movie. After I found out about the m-preg, I gave up on the show for good. I'm sure more than a few of the fans were disappointed...They're still airing a special in August. I think that will end its current season - hopefully for good.

    @Yoshi San ; Good for you, you just saved yourself a rage attack and a few brain cells. XD

    @Homu Homu... ; I actually like Drake Bell, and I thought he was okay for the role...had it been played out correctly >_> I think that Nick is just too cheap to find decent fitting actors for this movie and decided to just fall back on their veterans to save themselves the risk/money.

    @PokemonTrainerAlexa ; LOL! I forgot about that!! And he should have gotten a hunched back too! :P Yeah, I was around that age when I started watching (I actually watched it back when it was still a short on "Oh Yeah, Cartoons!). Although, taping a pair of ears onto a neck may look a bit awkward XDD

    @Psystrike ; Yeah, I thought that too...and they also expanded the concept in the movie "Channel Chasers" when they explained to him that as long as he still was childish enough to believe in fairies, he could keep them...and apparently, he time SHOULD have run out by the time he got into college...to be honest, man-child Timmy was just creepy...he's basically a moocher and it was kinda weird seeing him make friends (two dimensional mooks in the movie) with little 10 year-olds >_>

    @CrackFox ; I wish it wasn't anymore XD But yeah, the theme song is really boss :3
  19. Eitarou's Avatar
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    I like Drake Bell, too. But when I heard that he was playing a 23 year old Timmy Turner, I knew this was going to end badly...
  20. Ampharos King's Avatar
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    @CommanderPig ;
    I watched the show in my youth, before I was formally introduced to the Pocket Monsters series and some other anime.

    TFOP was mildly entertaining, compared to the other children shows that were on television at the time, so I kept watching until the series became utterly ridiculous.

    My younger cousin (who is a fan of the show nowadays) informed me that the life-action film was going to air on television, so I checked this blog as a reference to see whether it was a waste of time to watch or not.
    Updated 10th July 2011 at 11:37 PM by Ampharos King
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