I just saw that Judy Barrett’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” is going to be made into a movie.
So far I want to hate the idea. I dislike Andy Samberg and the whole premise (scientist creates machine that makes food fall from the sky) seems so far removed from the charming tale of a grandfather spinning a tall tale for his grands.
Kudos to the funky version of Oliver’s “Food! Glorious Food!” That was cute but what the ham fat? Do we really need to keep adapting beloved children’s favorites into crappy, overblown movies? Is Hollywood really running out of ideas?
What next? The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a mutant alien who needs to eat and befriends an orphan (why don’t these children ever have parents?)? Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom! in which the letters are on an island a la Survivor? Ezra Jack Keat’s The Snowy Day in which there is a global disaster (oh yeah, the main character will now be a girl).
We need to tell the producers that we are not going to stand for it anymore! Ya know, I sat through that long a** The Polar Express, endured Robin Williams act a fool in Jumanji, and watched Jim Carrey destroy The Grinch but this is crossing the line.
I enjoyed the Harry Potter adaptions. While the later movies strayed from the books they were close enough. Twilight was tolerable but these picture books are getting out of hand!
Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted for the screen as well!
I need to stop here because I am getting upset!
Not really but let’s stop these adaptions.
NOT going to see Cloudy,